Moumita is a person who I met thanks to Social Media — the binding factor being love for food. Not everyone who has a site and blog (that too about food and cooking) of her own would come forward and share recipes elsewhere with generosity — Moumita is one such exception! Thank you Moumita.
Moumita Ghosh, a culinary enthusiast who maintains the food site/blog peekncook
Peda is a very famous Indian sweets, which is made reducing full fat milk, i.e called mawa. Peda is specially a North Indian sweet. This sweets are eaten to celebrate festivals, occasions etc. Peda has many variations. There are different types of Pedas made in India like Pistachios Peda, Kesar Peda, Dudh Peda etc. Today I’m going to share another type of Peda which is made specially during Summer is Mango Peda. The key ingredients of Mango Pedas are Mango Pulp, Mawa, Sugar, Condensed Milk. This recipe is very easy but you need to be patients. Now lets directly go to the recipe…..
- Sweet Ripe Mangoes – 2 medium
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- Ghee – 2 teaspoons
- Khoya/Mawa/Milk Solid – 1 cup
- Condensed Milk – 1 cup
- Green Cardamom, crushed – 1/2 teaspoon
- Kesar/Saffron strands – for garnishing
- Pistachio, chopped – for garnishing
- Take the mangoes, peel them, cut the flesh and keep aside.
- Take a grinder, add the mango flesh, sugar & grind to make smooth pulp and keep aside.
- Now take a non-stick pan & on low heat, add the ghee, mawa & condensed milk together.
- On low heat, stirring constantly reduce them to thick soft dough.
- But always keep your eyes on the pan, otherwise it may burn at the bottom.
- Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
- In the mean time take another pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee, add the mango pulp,
crushed cardamom and make it thick.
- When the pulp will be thick & sticky, add the mawa mixture into the mango pulp and let everything mix all together.
- When the mango & mawa mixture will be soft dough like texture, turn off the heat and keep it aside to completely cool down.
- When the mixture will completely cool down, rub some ghee on both your palm, take small portion of the mixture and make round balls.
- Make same size balls from rest of the dough.
- When all mango balls are made, take each ball, press your thumb on the top, it will make a dent on the ball & flatten the ball & will look like Peda.
- Garnish with some chopped pista & saffron.
- Put on a flat serving plate. In this way make rest of the pedas. Now keep the pedas inside the refrigerator for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour remove them from the fridge and serve.