Milkmaid Condensed milk Peda (with milk powder)
Peda is a popular sweet dish in India.
Makes: 21 – 23 pedas
1/2 teaspoon butter / ghee
1 tin Milkmaid sweetened condensed milk (400 g)
4 tablespoon milk powder (Nestle Everyday / Britannia / Amul are the leading brands in India)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 pinches cardamom powder
1/2 teaspoon extra ghee
In a thick non stick pan, heat 1/2 teaspoon butter /ghee. Reduce the heat to medium. Add milkmaid condensed milk and stir continuously for 15 - 18 minutes on a medium to low heat or until the mixture slightly thickens.
At this stage, add milk powder and sugar. Stir continuously for another 15 minutes until thickens and leaves from the sides of the pan. Sprinkle cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the heat and keep aside to cool for half an hour.
Apply remaining ghee on both the palms and shape the mixture into small balls / pedas. Decorate with cashew nut splits / almond /.. (optional).