Rich, creamy, chocolatey peda with a soft, melt-in-mouth texture. A perfect sweet dish for festivals or any special occasion!
Keyword Chocolate peda, Easy chocolate peda
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 240 ML )
1cupwhole milk powder/dairy whitener
½cupwhole full-fat milk
¼cupgranulated white sugar
2tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
Heat a non-stick pan or heavy bottom pan in low flame. Add milk and ghee followed by sugar and milk powder while stirring continuously to get a smooth mixture.
Keep stirring until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan.
Add the remaining 1 tsp ghee and cocoa powder. Make sure to sieve the cocoa powder before adding it. Then mix well until the mixture leaves the pan and becomes a mass. Do not overcook or else the pedas become chewy.
Transfer the mixture onto a dish. Allow the mixture to cool down slightly or until you can handle it easily, grease your hands with ghee and scoop a portion and shape into smooth balls.
Flatten the ball a bit with your palm and make a design on top if you like and top it with your choice of dry fruits or seeds. I have white melon seeds in this.
Delicious chocolate peda is ready to serve.
While cooking, make sure to stir continuously, as the milk mixture tends to stick to the pan and burn.
Overcooking the mixture will make the peda chewy.
Always sieve the cocoa powder before adding. Sifting breaks up the lumps.
Start shaping the peda, when the mixture is still warm, or else it would be difficult to give shape.