1 cup Carnation
3/4 cup sugar
5 1/4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
A pinch of Cardamom powder
Chopped Pistachios for garnishing
Heat pan on
medium high. Add 3 tablespoons of water along with the sugar. Boil for a
few minutes till you have the consistency of a single thread. Test
between your fingers. It should form a single thread when the fingers
are pulled apart.
Turn the heat
down to medium low. Add the unsalted butter then stir till the butter
melts. Now, Add the milk powder and cardamom, mix well. When the
mixture becomes like cake-batter then take it off the stove and keep it
aside. Cool. for 1 hour.
As the batter
thickens, make 2 inch balls. Dent in the middle to form a small crater.
with chopped nuts. Makes 12 to 15 pedhas.
You can add yellow food coloring to make a wonderful light yellow
Note : In
many Indian sweets "Khoya" is used. It is a thick milk product
made especially for Indian sweets. It is generally made out of buffalo's
milk. Click here for an Easy recipe for the same. Khoya.