Milk Peda (Bengali Gujiya) in Microwave
Milk Peda and Gujiya are similar in taste. Prasad (religious offering) in temples in Kolkata is often Peda. Thus to me, Peda and Prasad are almost synonyms. Gujiya, on the other hand, is a sweet that most popular among kids. That may be because of its ring shape or maybe for the taste. Back in my childhood days, Gujiya could be found in any sweet store in Kolkata but these days it is hard to find. The reason may be there are many improvised versions of these traditional sweets are out now, overshadowing the original ones.
I learned this recipe from my sweet next-door neighbor, many years ago when I first came to this country. This sweet tasted so close to the Peda/Gujiya that I had to try it my own. When I made the Gujiya, it was an instant hit and is still popular as expected among kids. It is an incredibly easy recipe which only needs three ingredients.
The main ingredients of this recipe are butter, dry milk, and condensed milk. You can add different flavors to enrich the taste, like Saffron or Cardamon. I personally like cardamon, as that is more close to the taste I have had. Similarly, you can add food color to make it colorful, and shape as you want.
5 minPrep Time
6 minCook Time
11 minTotal Time
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- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Condensed Milk
- 1 1/2 Cups of Dry Milk
- 2 Cardamon
- Heat butter in a microwavable container for 2 minutes
- Add dry milk and condensed milk
- Mix well all the ingredients
- Heat in microwave for 2 minutes again
- Take it out and mix again very well.
- Crush the cardamons and add only the seeds into the mixture and mix.
- Heat for 2 minutes in microwave after mixing.
- Take the bowl out, mix and shape as desired when it is still hot/warm.
- Let it cool down once shaped.
- Peda is ready to be enjoyed!
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