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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Chakri Peda (Chocolate Peda) | Milk Powder Peda ~ Holi Special

Festivals in India, without sweets ?? Sweets and happy occasions go hand in hand. Sweets are a must for all such little celebrations, and we do enjoy them too, isn't it? What is your favourite sweet treat ? If you ask me, I would comment a lot as there are many Indian sweets that I love the most. Please do comment your favorite sweets, so that I know if I left any of them.

This is a simple peda recipe but with a twist of adding both chocolate and milk peda in one. The shape of these cute peda makes it more special as they look like the chakris (wheels). The two flavour can be played along, and you can modify or replace the chocolate part with pista / strawberry/ saffron or any other flavour which you can think of. These look inviting and tempting with both flavours and takes hardly any time to make these pedas. All you need is good quality milk powder, avoid using diary whiteners as it doesn't yield good results. This sweet can be made by a novice and surprise your family members. I have shared the step by step pics for better understanding, hope that helps. Do give these a try and enjoy !!

Preparation time ~ 20 minutes
Cooking time ~ 15 minutes
Serves ~ 8-10 pedas
milk powder 1.5 cups
milk 1/2 cup + 1tbsp
cashews 3tbsp
granulated sugar 1/3 cup
cardamom pods 5-6 
ghee 2tsp + 1 tsp
cocoa powder 1 tbsp
powdered sugar, 2 tsp

  • Grind the cashews with sugar and cardamom pods to a smooth mixture (I haven't sieved this mixture, but you can always sieve it to check if there are any large pieces). 
  • Mix the milk powder with milk without lumps and put on flame. Add the ghee and mix well. If you are using milk with  cream or malai then omit adding the ghee.

  • Continue to cook till it thickens on low flame, else the bottom mixture gets burnt.
    Then, add the cashew- sugar mixture. The milk powder mix will loosen as the sugar melts. Continue to cook till the mixture starts to leave the pan and forms like a thick clay mass. Switch off flame.
  • Divide the mix in two and remove one part from flame. To the other part in the pan, add the cocoa powder and powdered sugar (2tsp). Mix this well and put again on low flame. When the mix gets thick, switch off flame. Add 1/2 tsp ghee in both dough surface so that it doesn't get dried up. Once it's slightly warm to the touch, divide each of this white and brown dough in two, i.e. you will have two white and two brown dough mixes. The dough shouldn't be completely cool, else it's hard to stick pieces of the dough together.

  • Roll the dough lengthwise as in pic and cut out small portions. Now, roll each of these small portions in small, cute balls. Then put six balls together alternatively in a circle (see pic). Now press the balls together to shape them like a disc, and then flatten the sides by rolling.

  •  Place in the plate and shape others till you finish all. Wait for one hour to cool completely and then serve.

* Don't wait for the dough to cool completely, else both the dough may not stick together and may cut open when biting. So start rolling together when it's slightly warm itself.
* Avoid using diary whiteners and use only good quality milk powder for best results.
* You can replace the chocolate part and try other flavours like pista, kesar, strawberry or any others.


Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

They are absolutely beautiful and I bet they taste just as amazing, Julie.

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

What a delicious treat! Looks so yummy and delicious.