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Thursday, March 3, 2011

"Sweet Treats"- 3 minute Pedhas/Condensed milk Pedas

Looking for a 'sweet treat' that is fast and easy??? This one is the right choice.These Pedhas are made with 3 ingredients(plus food coloring/ essences if you wish) and in the microwave oven in 3 minutes!!!! Yes, you read it right....3 MINUTES!

The other day, it was 'S's birthday and I wanted to make something sweet for her.I remembered the 'quick' pedhas 'V' and I had made together a year or too back.There are many recipes online on sites like 'Show me the Curry' and Vah-re-vah'.
Since making these 'pedhas' doesn't take much time, you can show your 'artistry' by decorating the pedhas in various ways and shapes.
(But if you have more time and want to make the 'real' thing....like the traditional malai pedhas......try these made with Ricotta Cheese-

http://my-kitchens-aroma.blogspot.com/2009/10/treats-for-diwali-ricotta-cheese.html )

For this time I had these really cute plastic/rubber trays that I use to mold the quick pedhas:
1 stick unsalted butter+ little to butter the molds
2 cups milk powder (Use Nestle Nido if you can find)
1 14oz can Sweetened Condensed milk

Heart shape pedhas:

Cardamom powder
Nutmeg powder
Saffron sticks

For the Flower shape:

Rose essence
Red food coloring

1) Bring the butter to room temperature.
2) In a microwave safe dish, mix butter, milk powder, condensed milk and flavorings of your choice.
3) Microwave for 3 mins.At each 1 min interval, mix everything together.
4) Let it cool,then form into traditional round pedhas or mold into various shapes. Add food coloring if desired.Decorate with saffron, sprinkles or silver foil.

1 comment:

  1. Wow...my all time fav sweet....this sounds delicious nd easy..bookmarking dis dear...