Pedas are soft milk fudges that are delectable sweet that can be made in minutes (if using store-bought khoya). There are several different varieties or flavors of pedas that can be made. you name it, you make it! Kesar peda is one among the favorites in my house and I don’t need any occasion to prepare it 🙂
Soft unsweetened khoya-1.10 lb or 500gms (store-bought)
Powdered Sugar- 0.44 lb or 200gms
cardamom – 1tsp
saffron -12 to 15 strands
milk – 1 tbsp
Heat 1 tbsp of milk in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds and add the saffron strands and keep aside.
Crumble the khoya and mix it with powdered sugar in a nonstick pan on medium heat.
Keep stirring until it forms a thick mass (approx 7-8 minutes) Add cardamom powder.
Then add the milk along with the strands and mix well. Turn off the heat. Any of these two methods could be followed :
1:If cutting them into squares or diamond shape-Grease a heatproof plate with 1/4 tsp ghee or clarified butter, spread the mixture and cut them into desired shapes when warm.
2: If making them into round shape-Let the mixture cool for few minutes. Make them into small 1-2 inch rounds with your hands (by pinching 1-2 inch mixture from the lump and gently rolling them in between your palms), when they are still warm.
Garnish with few pistachios and saffron strands and serve.