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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 Recipe

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Yield: 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

  1. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  2. Add the condensed milk and milk powder and mix well. Cook on low to medium flame, stirring constantly, till it becomes a thick paste.
  3. Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  4. Turn off heat and allow to cool till you can handle the mixture with your hand.
  5. Lightly grease your fingers and palm, shape the milk powder mixture into small balls and flatten them slightly.
  6. You can decorate the doodh pedas with any nuts of your choice.
  7. 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.

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.

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By • Dec 12th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Eggless Dessert Recipes, Festival Foods, Indian Milk Recipes, Sweet Dessert Recipes

  • Lavanya

    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:)

  • Lavanya

    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:)

  • Prema_12345

    your receipes are simple and easy to prepare…

    • sugar less kova

      i followed exactly your recipe. but sugar less :(((((((

    • sugar less kova

      i followed exactly your recipe. but sugar less :(((((((

  • Priya

    Simply irresistible,cute pedas looks fabulous.

  • Priya

    Simply irresistible,cute pedas looks fabulous.

  • Saisanj

    how about sugar Sailu? did you use sweetened condensed milk?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, its sweetened condensed milk.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, its sweetened condensed milk.

  • swapna t

    looks delicious.Hi sailu.I am new to the blogging world.Please visit my blog and give me your feedback.Thanks.Swapna

  • swapna t

    looks delicious.Hi sailu.I am new to the blogging world.Please visit my blog and give me your feedback.Thanks.Swapna

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    looks delicious.Hi sailu.I am new to the blogging world.Please visit my blog and give me your feedback.Thanks.Swapna

  • http://www.my-recipesncrafts.blogspot.com swapna

    looks delicious.Hi sailu.I am new to the blogging world.Please visit my blog and give me your feedback.Thanks.Swapna

  • Padma

    Awesome!Such a quick receipe. Can you post how to make crispy jilebi?

  • Padma

    Awesome!Such a quick receipe. Can you post how to make crispy jilebi?

  • Jyothimeduri

    Love this recipe..can you post other sweet recipes with condensed milk

  • Pr117

    Sailugaru,
    Butter means white butter or can amul butter be used?

    • Anonymous

      Use unsalted white butter.

  • Pr117

    Sailugaru,
    Butter means white butter or can amul butter be used?

  • NAGAMOHINI NADIMINTI

    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.

  • Swathi

    Hi Sailu
    In this recipe you used 1 1/2 cups of Milk Powder means ,how many grams

    • Anonymous

      Approx 175 gms.

    • Anonymous

      Approx 175 gms.

  • devi

    hi sailu garu,

    your receipies are fabulous………..can you tell me which brand milk powder you have used????????

    • Anonymous

      Nestle.

  • Dskrecipes

    Wow the pedas look yummy…. nice recipe :)

  • Swathi

    HI Sailu,
    Peda’s looks deliecious…
    Condensed milk means milk maid, I have Nestle milk maid tin of 400g can i use that

    • Anonymous

      Yes.

      • Swathi

        but in the recipe you mentioned as 400ml condensed milk, can i use the same 400g instead of 400 ml

        • Anonymous

          I have updated the recipe. One tin of condensed milk is 300 ml or 400 g. You can use the whole tin (400 g) for the recipe.

      • Swathi

        but in the recipe you mentioned as 400ml condensed milk, can i use the same 400g instead of 400 ml

      • Swathi

        but in the recipe you mentioned as 400ml condensed milk, can i use the same 400g instead of 400 ml

      • Sasindhureddy

        hi sailu…

        can i use only milk for peda instead of pwdr and condensed milk

        • Anonymous

          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.

      • Sasindhureddy

        hi sailu…

        can i use only milk for peda instead of pwdr and condensed milk

  • Naughtycurry

    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 :)

  • http://naughtycurry.blogspot.com/ Naughty Curry

    wanted to know if i can make this in microwave? thanks..

    • Anonymous

      Yes, it can be made in MW.

  • shirisha

    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

  • shirisha

    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

  • Siri

    Hi sailu…i have Amul butter at home..can i use it

    • Anonymous

      I’d suggest unsalted butter. You can try with Amul butter too.

    • Anonymous

      I’d suggest unsalted butter. You can try with Amul butter too.

    • Anonymous

      I’d suggest unsalted butter. You can try with Amul butter too.

  • Siri

    Hi sailu…i have Amul butter at home..can i use it

  • http://www.carbonaccountancy.co.uk/ London Accountant

    I actually like the cracked looks, makes them look more appetising for me =)

  • http://www.carbonaccountancy.co.uk/ London Accountant

    I actually like the cracked looks, makes them look more appetising for me =)

  • Nanjali_b

    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

    • Anonymous

      I was told that Carnation dry milk powder (non-fat version) works best.

  • Samidha

    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

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can use ghee.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can use ghee.

  • guest

    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.

  • Getsaby

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

  • Getsaby

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

  • http://www.cheoyleeriviera.com/ Cheoy Lee

    I agree with some of the comments about stickiness but overall these were delicious!

  • Sugarless

    Doodh peda without a sweetener? I mean no sugar added? @&^%?$&%%@@!!!!!

  • Sugarless

    Doodh peda without a sweetener? I mean no sugar added? @&^%?$&%%@@!!!!!

  • Kristin Knudsen

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

    • Anonymous

      Its instant kind of milk powder.

      • Viola Rodrigues

        Amulya brand will do?

  • Kristin Knudsen

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

  • Kristin Knudsen

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

  • Sameer

    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???

    • Anonymous

      You are using sweetened condensed milk hence you do not need sugar.

  • Mona

    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

  • Mona

    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

  • Anitha

    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

  • Foodie

    You forgot to add sugar

  • Sheela

    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.

  • Catysaty

    i tried today ,it is a big flop for me …very sticky

  • Manpreet

    i am not being able to roll the mixture into pedas or rolls as it too liquid even after it has cooled. please help.
    thanx

  • Lankan_anju

    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 :) it was great

  • shalinirangarao

    Hi Sailu,

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

  • nisha

    hey thnk u :)