Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Milk Peda / Doodh Peda - a quick Microwave Version with Milk Powder

Peda / Pera is an Indian Sweet made with Khoya/ Khoa flavoured with cardamom and saffron topped off with pistachios or almonds. This is a quick microwave version of making peda in just 2 to 3 minutes. In this version, we will be using milk powder and condensed milk to make peda.



Prepation Time : 5 minutes
Cook Time : 3 Minutes
Total Time : 8 Minutes

Yield : 8 Pedas as shown in the picture

Recipe Source : 'Nagina Hasan' on one of the FB groups


  • 1 Cup Milk Powder ( I used Nestle Everyday dairy whitener Powder)
  • 200 Grams of Sweetened Condensed Milk ( half a tin )
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee / unsalted butter
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • a big pinch of green cardamom powder
  • a pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 Tablespoons of Almond flakes for garnish








1. Take a deep microwave safe bowl. The mixture might spill out if your bowl is too small and shallow. Add milk powder, ghee and condensed milk in the bowl and mix well using a fork until the mixture is smooth with no lumps




2. Microwave on high for one minute

3.Take the bowl out, add saffron , cardamom powder and nutmeg powder and give it a nice stir


4. Microwave again on HIGH for one more minute. The mixture will bubble and rise. Make sure it doesn't spill out of the bowl. Watch it closely while it is in the microwave. If the mixture is about to spill out, pause the microwave and start again after 5 seconds

6. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture. Check for the consistency. The mixture still has moisture and kind of liquid, you need to microwave again.

7. Microwave in the intervals of 10 seconds and stir in between. I got the right consistency at 2 minutes and 40 seconds. How to check for the right consistency : the mixture would have thickened and it would start to leave from the sides and would become bubbly and frothy


8. Once it is done, remove from the microwave and let it cool enough to handle with hands

9. Once it is warm enough, make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them little bit

10.  I made 8 pedas out of the mixture. Garnish peda with almonds flakes on the top and gently press the almonds flakes over the top of the pedas

11. Serve once or refrigerate in air tight container. These pedas will keep good in the fridge for 2 to 3 days



  1. Perfect pedas :) am a gr8 lover of pedas and gonna try this asap . Thanks salma

    1. My Pleasure ! Please do share your feedback when you try them :)