Microwave Pedas (or Milk Fudge)..Quick & Easy..Ready in 15 Minutes

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I cannot believe I am writing my 50th blog post. When I started this blog a few months ago, (First Post) I did not think I would go past 15 posts, but thanks to all the encouragement from friends and family, here I am still sharing some thoughts and some recipes 🙂 I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of my readers and friends from the blogging world that I have met and connected through my blogging journey. I owe this to you. Thanks for sticking out with me. I really appreciate and value each one of you. 🙂

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For today’s post I am sharing a very easy Indian dessert – Pedas. The traditional method of making Peda is a lengthy process but this is a super easy recipe that’s done in the microwave and is ready to gobble in flat 15 minutes. I recently had to take some Indian dessert to my daughter’s school and this is what I made for her class. It pretty much resembled a milk fudge and was well liked by her non-Indian friends. But my favorite part is how quickly they get ready. So next time you need a quick dessert, try them out. Diwali is almost here and if you are still haven’t made anything, these last minute Pedas are here to your rescue.

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Lets make them together 😀

Ingredients:

Instant Dry Milk Powder – 2 cups

Sweetened Condensed Milk (Milkmaid) – 14 0z can or 395 ml

Unsalted butter or ghee – 8 tbsp. or 1/2 cup

Cardamom Powder – 1 tsp

Garnish – Colored Powdered Sugar and Cranberries (Feel free to use raisins, almonds, pistachios etc.)

Procedure:

  1. Take a microwave safe bowl and melt the butter or ghee.
  2. Next add in the milk powder and condensed milk and mix really well.
  3. My microwave power is 1100 watts. Microwave the mixture for 1 minute, uncovered. Take it out, stir and microwave it for another minute.
  4. After the second minute of cooking, take it out and mix everything well, add in the cardamom powder and put this back in the microwave but this time just for 30 seconds. We need to closely monitor the texture of the Pedas. You do not want them to dry out and at the same out they need to reach a consistency where you can form balls.
  5. After 2.30 minutes of total cooking, take a small portion in your hand and see if you can roll it like a ball. If not, microwave it for another 30 seconds. Since all microwave ovens work differently, you need to check it accordingly.
  6. Finally, mix it really well and let it cool down for a few minutes till they are still warm but being able to form into balls.
  7. Lightly grease your hands and take a small pinch of this mixture and try to form a crack free ball. Flatten it a little to give it the Peda shape and keep aside.
  8. Similarly shape all the Pedas, acting quickly before the mixture cools down. You should be able to get at least 25 Pedas from this recipe, depending on the size.
  9. Dip each of the Pedas in colored powdered sugar and place a cranberry on top. Or use your choice of garnish. 
  10. Let them cool down completely before storing them in an air tight container in the refrigerator. They are best enjoyed at room temperature.

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So that is how easy these are. I hope you will give them a try and let me know if you like them.

I wish everyone celebrating a very happy and prosperous Diwali. Indulge and Enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love,

Ritu. 🙂

45 Comments Add yours

  1. Lovely 🙂 I made these last Diwali ‘ really so simple

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    1. Thanks so much. I love how we end up cooking similar things 😄

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  2. Congrats on your 50th post Ritu 🙂 pedas look lovely !

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    1. A big thanks to you for all your motivation.

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  3. These are just beautiful and sound really good! Thanks Ritu!

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    1. So glad you liked them. Big thanks

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      1. They are so pretty and delicate looking!

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      2. You are so kind. Thanks much

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  4. flynthings says:

    They look really good. Congrats on the 50th post. I can’t believe I have been blogging for 15 yrs…. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the wishes. 15 years wow. Very impressive

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      1. flynthings says:

        um…. 14 years 🙂

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      2. flynthings says:

        I cook and fly at my convenience always 🙂

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  5. Congrats for your 50th post!! You are really talented! And the pedas are looking beautiful!! 😘

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and kind words. I am honored.

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  6. Lina says:

    Sounds easy and yumm..will try it sometime ☺.

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    1. Thanks so much. Do let me know if you like it.

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  7. Congratulations on your 50th post, Ritu! These Pedas look absolutely scrumptious! 😀 Wish you a happy Diwali! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much. Wish you a very happy Diwali.

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  8. Arpita says:

    Congr8s on your 50th post Ritu……pedas seems to be very yummy…will try them soon. …..keep sending such beautiful and mouth watering recipes….Cheers !!!

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    1. Glad you liked them. Thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated.

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  9. Those look adorbs!!!

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  10. Nandini says:

    These look really good and delicious Ritu and Congratulations on your 50th post:-)

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes.

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  11. Linda Fernandes says:

    Congrats on your 50th Post Ritu & This Peda is so tempting love the color sugar.

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    1. Thanks so much for your wishes and kind words

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  12. CHCooks says:

    Big congrats on your milestone Ritu! Keep going 🙂
    The pedas are looking super awesome 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind wishes and appreciation.

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  13. Congrats Ritu! Great way to prepare sweets, they look delicious!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  14. Thank you for sharing this. I love these cookies. Will ask my wife to make some for the holidays.

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    1. My pleasure. Do let me know if you like it. Have a happy holiday season.

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      1. Yes, I will. I showed it to my wife and she got excited. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the holidays.

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  15. mypinchofyum says:

    Congrats on the 50th post Ritu. Pedas look amazing. 🙂

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    1. Thanks a bunch for your kind wishes

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  16. Alok Singhal says:

    Awesome…real display of talent! Congratulations for the achievement too!

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    1. Big thanks for your kind words

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  17. Deepti says:

    Thanks a lot Ritu dee for such a fab recipe I tried and they came out very well thanks again and a very happy Diwali 👍👍

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    1. I am so glad to hear that. Thanks for the feedback. Diwali wishes to all of you.

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  18. Wow delicious and beautiful coloured pedas… …

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