Nepali peda is a simple and lovely bite of candy.
In fact it is so good it is given as a treat to Hindu gods in Nepal.
This recipe is quick and easy.
It is made with sweetened condensed milk which I made from scratch and it turned out great.
If you are pressed for time you can just use a can of sweetened condensed milk and add a touch of cardamom as well.
It is topped with a pistachio nut and often enjoyed with tea.
They are addicting!
Nepali Peda (Milk Candy)
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ghee or butter
- 12 sliced pistachio nuts
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp cardamom powder
- In a large pot boil the milk and half-and-half with few drops of lemon juice.
- This will make the milk separate and solidify into curds and whey from which you need to keep curds
- Now, heat a pan, melt the ghee and then add milk curds to it.
- Add sugar and cardamom powder and cook it over low heat stirring continuously.
- Then, beat the mixture well and remove it from fire.
- Let the mixture cool and when it has cooled down, take equal portions of the mixture and make a ball shape then flatten it slightly over your palm.
- place it on a greased tray and repeat the process for rest of the mixture.
- Finally, decorate the peda by topping it with sliced pistachio.