Kesar Peda Recipe is a milk-based famous Indian Sweet Dish, made from Milk, Ghee and Kesar. Let’s see how to make Saffron flavored Milk Fudge Balls.
1 cup milk powder
1-1/2 cups condensed milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon melted ghee (clarified butter)
1/10 teaspoon cardamom powder / crushed cardamoms
Few pistachios (chopped)
Few almonds (chopped) optional
1/8 teaspoon saffron strands
1/8 teaspoon kesari food color
1.Keep the required ingredients ready for making kesar peda and put the saffron strands in 2 tbsp of warm milk. Set aside.
2.Now combine the milk and milk powder in a non-stick pan and stir continuously on a low flame till it thickens. The thickened milk should look like a mawa. Gradually add sugar and stir till it dissolves. It is best to keep stirring the milk to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
3.Add saffron strands and cardamom powder to the thickened milk and mix well. Add 1 tsp of melted ghee, so that peda should become moist from inside.
4.Mix a pinch of kesari food color. (kesar brings a little color to the peda, but if you are adding a pinch of kesari food color, then peda looks more yummy and tempting). When the mawa becomes thick, add chopped dry nuts and switch it off. Knead the mawa and then let it cool.
5.Prepare small balls from the mixture, flatten and garnish with chopped pistachios.
6.Tasty and healthy homemade kesar peda are ready to serve.
Notes: You can mix chopped almonds in kesar peda for enhancing its flavor.