Doodh Peda ~ Milk Fudge

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Peda ~ Milk Fudge

Want to try something different other than sugar cookies and fruit cake for Christmas? How about a classic Indian sweet recipe, Doodh Peda aka Milk Fudge, that makes for an ideal Christmas treat for family and friends. Pedas are rich, sweet and quick to make with hardly any preparation time. I made them over stove top which took a couple of minutes of cooking compared to Microwave.

I have taken the short cut method to prepare Doodh Peda using condensed milk and milk powder. The traditional version of Doodh Peda is labor intensive but has a flavor and texture that is creamy and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth. You can look forward to the traditional Pala Kova aka Doodh Peda recipe in a couple of weeks.

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Doodh Peda

I accidentally added more than required milk powder hence the cracked look of the pedas. The key to a soft and smooth peda is to lightly grease your fingers and palm and roll out into small balls and go slow on milk powder.

Doodh Peda ~ Milk Fudge

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 Serves: 18

 Main Ingredients:

  •  Milk Powder
  •   Condensed Milk

 Ingredients

  •   Milk Powder: 1 1/2 cups
  •   Condensed milk: 1 can (400 g OR 300 ml)
  •   Butter: 8 tbsps
  •   Cardamom: 4 (peel and crush the seeds in a mortal and pestle)
  •   Nuts: Almonds OR Pistachios OR Cashew nuts OR Raisins

Method for making Doodh Peda ~ Milk Fudge

Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed vessel.
Add the condensed milk and milk powder and mix well. Cook on low to medium flame, stirring constantly, till it becomes a thick paste.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Turn off heat and allow to cool till you can handle the mixture with your hand.
Lightly grease your fingers and palm, shape the milk powder mixture into small balls and flatten them slightly.
You can decorate the doodh pedas with any nuts of your choice.
Store the pedas in an air tight container and place in the fridge. Remove the pedas from the fridge an hour before serving.

Tips

  •   You can have different flavored pedas. Substitute cardamom powder with a small pinch of saffron. Crush saffron and mix with 2-3 tsps milk, add to the peda mixture while its cooking and mix.
  •   Alternately, you can add 2 tbsps powdered pistachios to the peda mixture while its cooking.
  •   Or add 2 tbsp milk masala powder to the peda mixture while its cooking.
  •   This rich Indian dessert can be stored for a week in the fridge.

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How about a classic Indian sweet recipe, Doodh Peda aka Milk Fudge, for Christmas? Pedas are rich, sweet and quick to make dessert recipe with hardly any preparation time.

84 thoughts on “Doodh Peda ~ Milk Fudge

  1. I have two cans of condensed milk sitting in my cupboard for months and didn’t know what to do but I am going to prepare the pedas now, Thanks for the quick recipe:)

  2. I have two cans of condensed milk sitting in my cupboard for months and didn’t know what to do but I am going to prepare the pedas now, Thanks for the quick recipe:)

  3. Sailuji,
    Very nice to see the Doodh Pedas a wonderful sweat on the website. Thank you very much. I request you to show some more Andhra sweets for us to prepre them for the ensuing pongal.

        1. The traditional peda recipe calls for the use of milk. Its called Pala Kova in Telugu and I will blog the recipe using milk sometime. For this particular recipe you cannot use milk.

  4. looks delectable! thsi is my husband’s favourite indian desert, and till now i have only bought it. i dint know it is this easy! thanks for this..gonna try my hand at making milk pedas this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. hi sailu,

    i m really a big fan of kova…as soon as i saw ur recipe i couldn’t able to wait for preparing it……..
    i done on the same day and it turned very well…thank you so much for posting such a mouth watering recipes

  6. hi sailu,

    i m really a big fan of kova…as soon as i saw ur recipe i couldn’t able to wait for preparing it……..
    i done on the same day and it turned very well…thank you so much for posting such a mouth watering recipes

  7. Hi Sailu ji i love milk pedas i always brought these from shop never know it is this easy. Could u please tell what is milk poder i am in USA i appreciate if u tell me where i can buy or any substitute for milk poder thank you

  8. Hi Sailu di,

    i dont have unsalted butter. Would ghee work instead?
    Thanks for posting this easy to make recipe. my hubby loves doodh peda and wanted to make it for our anniversary

  9. Hi Sailu,
    I did milk fudge today everthing went good taste is nice but it is sticking to the mouth while eating.
    Can you please suggest me where i went wrong.

  10. Very simple yet delicious recipes, came out very perfect, but there was slight stickiness, while eating, but overall ek dam hit ha!

  11. Very simple yet delicious recipes, came out very perfect, but there was slight stickiness, while eating, but overall ek dam hit ha!

  12. Is the milk powder the instant kind we find in US supermarkets or the non-instant kind we find in health food stores?

  13. Is the milk powder the instant kind we find in US supermarkets or the non-instant kind we find in health food stores?

  14. Is the milk powder the instant kind we find in US supermarkets or the non-instant kind we find in health food stores?

  15. Hi, so this recipe is without sugar? or at what point should we put sugar and how much, nobody noticed this? or everybody is making this without sugar???

  16. Hi , I tried this peda today. But it was little sticky from inside or u can say chewy texture. Any particular reason. Pls let me know where I went wrong. I used ghee. Thanks mona

  17. Hi , I tried this peda today. But it was little sticky from inside or u can say chewy texture. Any particular reason. Pls let me know where I went wrong. I used ghee. Thanks mona

  18. Hi Sailu,, Thanks for the recipe.. Its easy and good.. Tried this today.. taste was good but its sticking.. can I know wats wrong.. Also appreciate if u can post the fotos of making.. Thanks

  19. Hi Sailu!
    For the Instant Doodh Pedha or Milk Fudge, there’s no mention of sugar. Is it an oversight on your part or the recipe does not contain sugar? Please clarify and thank you very much for sharing your recipes with others.

  20. I made this today and it turned out very well.Instead of cardomom , I added vannila tto half the batch and half had vannila and almond essence. Also I added fruit colouring .I stuffed the balls with drief fruits and some with candied cherries ๐Ÿ™‚ it was great

  21. Hi Sailu,

    Thanks for the recipe. I prepared this for New Year, it was prefect. My husband loved it. Thank you once again.

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