Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dates Doodh Peda

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Doodh Peda is an Indian sweet, which is made by simmering milk for few hours and condensing it and adding sweetener to it. I am not boasting this as a health food but this definitely is a much healthier version of the regular doodh peda. This is made from unprocessed raw milk, rich in Calcium and protein and using the iron rich date syrup in place of refined sugar. Try it out and i am sure you will like it.

Preparation Time – Nothing

Cooking Time – 20 Minutes(Few hours if you prepare Mawa from Scratch)

Serves - 6


Ghee(Clarified Butter) –2 Tbsp

Khoya/Mawa/Unsweeted Condensed Milk – 1 Cup

Date Syrup – 1/2 Cup

Milk – 1/4 Cup

Saffron few strands

Cardamom Powder – 1/2 Tsp


1) Mix the khoya and date syrup well, and warm it over a low fire.

2) Soak the saffron strands in the milk for few minutes

3) Add the ghee and milk little by little stirring with a heavy ladle smoothening out any

lumps till all the milk is evaporated the the whole thing becomes like a thick mass and

starts leaving the sides.

4) Add the powdered cardamom and switch of the stove.

5) Once little cold to handle, make small balls of the khoya mixture and press on the nuts or raisin in the



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