Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pedas

The summer breaks starts tomorrow for school kids. I will be going on blog break for few weeks. Hope everyone will enjoy the season with lots of outdoor fun, activities and barbeque!
If you live in US, all the tools, grill, T-shirt ads would have remind you: Father’s Day is around the corner.  Why the grill is so masculine? My DH never touched the grill, he is so scared when the flames pop-up while spraying oil. I am the one who handle it though I never own one before!
So think out of the box, what your dad/father in law likes and honor him/them. I am posting this milk sweet fudge pedas (Indian sweet) for all those adorable DADS.
The recipe is from Manjula’s Kitchen. Check out the video in her place, it is full proof recipe and taste extremely fresh those pedas.

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pedas

Ingredients:
Paneer: ¾ cup
Milk powder: ¾ cup
Milk: ¾ cup
Sugar: ½ cup- make it powder (will be easy mixing in hands)
Ghee (I used) or unsalted butter: 3 tbsp
Elaichi: 4 or 5 freshed crushed

To garnish:
Pistachios: 1 tbsp

Method:

Make first the paneer.
Need 4 cups of whole milk and 2 tbsp of lemon juice.
Boil the milk in heavy bottom pan with medium heat. At this point, mix the lemon juice with ¼ cup of water and add to boiling milk.
The milk will curdle and the whey will separate. Drain in cheese cloth and run under cold water the cheese. Squeeze the excess water and hang it for 1 hour.

How to make Khova?
quiet an easy way without sweating much!
Heat the pan in medium heat, add the ghee/butter and melt it.
Add the milk powder, milk and paneer and mix well.
Cook the mixture on medium heat , until the mixture starts leaving the sides. The mixture will turn like a dough. It is khova.
Take out the khova from heat and let it cool until warm. DO NOT MIX THE SUGAR RIGHT AWAY IN HOT KHOVA.
Now mix the sugar and cardamom powder and knead until it blends well. I kept in fridge for 30 minutes at this stage. The dough was very easy to shape it and not sticky.
Take a small size or desired shape dough and make a patties.
Put some pistachios on top and serve them immediately.
You can store in air thigh container and refrigerate for days! I bet it won’t last for hours!

I wish you a Happy & Safe Summer and Happy Father’s Day! Will be Back in Few weeks.

51 comments:

Asha said...

Me too off blog now, last day of surfing today. Delicious Pedas, I will bookmark and try during next month. Have a great time, see you when you come back or in July. Hugs!:))

Happy Cook said...

Here fathers day was last sunday.
We never had barbacue as we don't have a garden and even if we had my hubby is like you he would not like to do them too.
The swwets look so so perfect.

Roopa said...

yummy Pedas ham :)hey have come out so perfect round, hope you enjoy your break :) COme back soon with lots of yummy goodies to share :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Those are cute little sweet delights..Perfectly done..Have a great Summer Cham...

SS blogs here said...

Hey Cham, your pedas look very fresh! I have eyed Manjula's recipe for a while now. Should make sometime. Very sweet of you to make desserts for Fathers! Happy father's day to you and Fathers in your family! :)

Madhavi said...

WOW peda looks mouth-drooling, thanks for sharing dear!!

Priya said...

Yummm!!cute and elegant pedas...Enjoy ur vacation and come back with a bang..

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

ahhhhhhhh...ths a lovely n sweet treat for loving caring dads....adorable.......pedas look heavenly

Uma said...

yeah, I always wonder why they make specific ads like that. So funny :)

Coming to pedas, they look sooo adorable and tempting. Love the look of these pedas. Nicely arranged and well clicked. Yum!!

Enjoy your break and have a great time :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy pedas!

Nandini said...

In India too, there are many sales popping up in malls and shops for father's day special and also big ads in newspapers . The pedas look lovely and cute. Looks Neat.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice header...luv it. Pedas looks yummy & perfect!

jayasree said...

Cham, this peda recipe is different. I think this will come close to the traditional ones in taste and texture. Sounds easy too.

The new blog header indeed reflects your mood. Have a happy vacation.

Padhu said...

Pedas look perfect .Have a great time Cham

Deepa said...

hey these looks so delicious..perfect and very different recipe..love the new look of the blog too.

lata raja said...

Have a good vacation Cham.
Easy peda recipe, this one. And ah yes, why do they associate grill to men, I wonder too.Well they don't have South Indian men in mind..

rekhas kitchen said...

Looks so delicious Cham perfect shape hummm Happy holidays...

Priti said...

Look super delicious....lovely pic

Usha said...

Fabulous pedhas Cham ! I am bookmarking this and will try it soon.

Enjoy your vacation :-)

G.Pavani said...

hi cham,hru? after a long time i am here.pedas are awesome and i loved it very much

RV said...

Hope I had a summer break too. Enjoy your vacation. Love these pedas and it reminds me of my grandpa who used to buy this for us from Delhi everytime he visited there.

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

pedas from paneer!!! sounds yummy...

sheba said...

enjoy ur holiday..
the pedas looks super. they are one of my all time fav sweets and they always make me nostalgic,,
foolproof eh..thats good.. am def gonna try it.

Bong Mom said...

Ha, ha, liked that about the DH :-)
Grilling is so less work that it needs only very little brain and brawn ;-)

Now these pedas are something

Rahin said...

pedas look adorable Cham , thanks for sharing the khova short cut , enjoy your break :)

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Have a great time....

Lovely looking pedas. So mouthwatering. Turned out perfect for u. YUM!. Nice Picture...

Chitra said...

Pedhas with paneer, interesting .. Have bookmarked.Njoy ur break :)

notyet100 said...

pedas look delicious,..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Happy father's day and a lovely summer break dear. All your recipes make me bookmark....what to do? you are giving them in a very easy way, so that a lazy person like me falls in love with every post...hi..hi. This peda looks so cute. Never knew we could make a paal kova like this (actually I can't do that older method ...much sweating!). I tried your plain vanilla cake and it came out so spongy n tasty...will make a post on it soon.
Enjoy dear!

PJ said...

pedas look so delicious and yummy! perfect treat for the father's day. enjoy your break; you sure deserve one :)

Swati said...

Yummy peda's Cham... enjoy your hols!!!

Rachana said...

Pedas look so delicious! Perfect father's day treat :-) Enjoy your vacation!

LG said...

easy recipe yaa..will make it soon as my son loves them. Have a great holiday.

Padma said...

Lovely pedas.... looks yumm and nice in shape.Enjoy your break:)
Regarding the corn flour pakodas in my blog, no they were not hard. It was soft inside and crunchy outside.

Laavanya said...

Oh my! that is absolutely mouthwatering... :)

Yasmeen said...

Simply sweet pedas.Have a fun summer :D

AnuSriram said...

Lovely pedas! Looks so delicious... Have a gr8 summer!

Malar Gandhi said...

That luks really delicious, happy father's day to all the Dads, perfect way to celebrate it.

Srivalli said...

Lovely pedas..enjoy your break and be back soon..

Divya Vikram said...

They look really cute Cham. Have a nice break. I have a question. Can i use coffeemate for the milk powder?

Suma Rajesh said...

woo those looks perfect..will try this soon..

SpicyTasty said...

Pedas looks so perfect and am absolutely craving for it.

Cynthia said...

Manjula's blog is such a great resource.

Turmericnspice said...

love the casual look of your blog...and the sweets looks awesome!!

Parita said...

Pedas look gorgeous, lovely click!
Happy summers and hope you have fun!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sure sounds easy,never thought of using paneer in khova,nice recipe!

Vani said...

Hope you're having loads of fun with the kids during their break, Cham!

Happy Cook said...

I guess i missed this post, i hav ebeenthinking why any new post from you pop up in my reader and thought will check your place to see .
These pedas look so so good, i am not that good in making Indian sweets.
Here S is also having summer holidays so i post once in a while, but as hubby is out of the country for 10 days i hav emore time :-)
Enjoy the holidays with the kids with lots of fun and food.

Jaya said...

Pedas looks so delicious and hope you are enjoying your blog break..
hugs and smiles

Ruchikacooks said...

Yakkov, school has started here, where are you?

Vidhya said...

Peda looks yummy. Coming here from google search for Peda. How are you cham. Its been long time.