“Chocolate pedas / Chocolate balls / chocolate laddus / ….” call them whatever you want. Trust me when i say, it takes just 15 mins to make these spectacular beauties !! Its so simple and no doubt yummy. An absolute kids friendly dish, perfect for parties and get together too.No baking.. no cooking.
Chocolate peda is sweet number 2 from my kitchen this Diwali. After making the rava ladoo, I was wondering what other easy Diwali sweet I can make, and zeroed in on chocolate peda.
Peda is a delicacy sweet which having great taste of blob of dough. This sweet is traditionally offered during festivals to Gods and Goddesses but is also enjoyed throughout the year.
Peda is a mixture of khoya which gives a high quality flavour. This sweet needs careful supervision when being made on low flame and stirred continuously to get the maximum flavour. Only when the khoya is cooked properly and gives out the mesmerizing fragrance, than it is ready to be any shaped.To enhance the taste and the aroma rose water and ghee is also added to the sweet.
Nowadays peras are available not only in different shapes and sizes but also in various flavours and colours. The taste and texture undergoes no change by the addition of milk.Peda are usually white in colour but nowadays Chocolate or other food colours are added to create various variety coloured pedas.
Condensed Milk / Milk maid – 1/2 can
Milk Powder – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tsp
Cocoa Powder – 1 tblspn
Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
Pista – few chopped finely
- If the mixture is too hard when you are making shapes, kneed them between your palms to make soft.
- If the mixture is too gooey, microwave for another minute.
- Do not heat up khoya when it is very cold, defrost it in microwave or refrigerator or leave it at room temperature for a while.