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Doodh Peda/Milk Peda

Doodh peda made in North India is very different from Andhra Palakova. (Please check my recipe for Palakova). Dhoodh peda offers as prasadham in some temples and is one of the famous sweets for Diwali.

Kaju Katli, Ladoos, Barfis, Doodh peda offers to Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali. After performing Lakshmi Puja sweets are nicely packed and distributed to friends, neighbors and relatives to share the joy of the festival.Doodh_Peda_001

Palkova, Dhoodh peda, Kalakand – These three are prepare with milk and sugar but in different ways. 

  1. Palkova/Palakova/Palgova – By condesing the milk into thick substance to make this Palkova.
  2. Dhoodh Peda – By using condensed milk and milk powder  to make this Dhoodh peda.
  3. Kalakand – By condensing and curdling the milk to make this Kalakand (The method is similar to Panner Preparation)

So, Lets see how to prepare Dhoodh Peda with condensed milk and milk powder.Doodh_Peda_005


  • Condensed Milk – 1 tin (225 gms)
  • Milk powder – 1 cup
  • Melted Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Chopped Pistachios for garnishing

How to Prepare Dhoodh Peda’s:

  1. Mix condensed milk and milk powder in a cooking pan without making any lumps.
  2. Then place the pan on the stove and start cooking under low flame.
  3. Cook well till the content starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  4. pour the ghee into the pan and mix well.
  5. Once you able to see the thickening of the content which is enough to roll a ball( you can check here)
  6. Switch off the flame and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  7. When it is still warm, grease your hands with ghee and pull out the small portions from the content and roll them into Pedas.
  8. Garnish with the chopped pistachios.Doodh_Peda_002

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