I make microwave pedas using condensed milk or the stove top method using paneer. Today I decided to make the pedas using paneer.
1 and 1/2 cup paneer(boil 5 cups of milk, curdle and strain it),
3/4 cup milk powder,
3/4 cup milk,
1/2 cup plus 1tbsp sugar,
2 tbsp butter/ghee,
1/2 tsp cardamom powder,
slivered almonds /any nuts,
strands of saffron for garnish.
- Heat butter in a pan on medium heat, when melted add the paneer, milk powder and milk.
- Keep stirring on medium heat for about 18-20 minutes till the paneer mixture forms a lump and leaves the sides of the pan.
- Add the sugar and cardamom powder (the mixture will become watery again) and stir for about 10-12 minutes till the mixture again becomes a big lump and leaves the sides of the pan.
- Take off heat and let cool slightly, divide into 20-25 portions and roll into balls, press each ball slightly to flatten like a peda and stick a few strands of saffron and some slivered almonds on the top.
I pressed the peda mixture into molds that I got from India and that explains the flower shaped pedas.
Can substitute drained ricotta cheese for paneer.