actually i wanted to make doodh peda..but that sweet has a mind of its own!! I am really nervous when i make any desert with milk..coz i am a lazy cook. i really do not like stirring something for a long time and when the sweet starts to come together i panic and invariably take it out before it is of the right consistency...lending it to be chewy..Then comes my part of trying every shortcut in the book and in the end i decide to shape these into mini balls.
After a few days of healthy eating i decided to postpone ;) the healthy eating saga for the new year and decided on making an indian sweet. Now as all of us know..cooking sort of revolves around events..i decided to make doodh pedas with cinnamon as the flavoring agent instead of saffron or cardamom which is usually my spice of choice for this.
I was happy with the cinnamon touch..but honestly i felt i could have added a little more..but you know how overpowering cinnamon can be and i was taking it easy. Here is the recipe....
Sweetened Fat-free condensed milk - 1 can (14 oz)
Fat free milk - 1 cup
Unsalted butter - 1 tbls
Freshly grated cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp. (if you are using pre-ground..you can use more)
1. In a pan combine all the above and cook it on medium flame stirring at intervals. Do not stir too much..as u need the darn stamina towards the end!!
2. When the mixture starts to come together and thickens..keep stirring vigourously and keep stirring till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and is basically seperating from the pan. When it comes to this phase keep ur concentration of the pan and cook for a few minutes.
3. After stirring for a few minutes...pour the mixture to a greased pan and let it cool for 10 -15 mts and make slices.....if you have the mahaan kaam like me and taken out a little before the mixture is totally done..you can shape them in balls or you can put the mixture back in the pan...stir for a few more minutes till it is done.
1. I personally think these tasted great ...but the completely finished goody is not chewy and has a fantastic texture..i will try to reach that mark next time....
2. I think 1/2 a tsp. of cinnamon would have rendered a more cinnamony taste....
Now this is off to Sunita who blogs at
Sunita's world and whose spice of the month is Cinnamon.