Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ricotta Cheese Peda(Sweet Milk Balls)

Know what you Eat - Milk is a good source of calcium and protein. It is very important for growing children and women to have good bone and dental health.

Well we all believe milk and milk product are nutritious and good for our health. Fortified with vitamin A & D this is supposed to good for us. That's what the label says, but i don't know how much capable our body will be to absorb all the nutrition from these Homogenized products. Anyway this is a sweet and i make sweets once in a while for special occasions, so don't what to think too much on the nutrition it provides to us.

Ingredients:
Ricotta Cheese(kosher) - 15 oz
Sugar - 3/4 cup or increase it if you have a very sweet tooth
Milk Powder - 3/4 Cup
Clarified butter(Ghee) - 2 Tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron strands- pinch(optional)

Method:
1) Heat a pan and add the ghee, once it is melted add the ricotta cheese and cook for 20 mins on low heat till all the water evaporates and it becomes one solid lump
2) Now add the sugar and once the sugar is dissolved, add the milk powder and cook for another 15 mins till the mixture thickens and leaves the sides.
3) Now add the saffron and cardamom powder and stir well and switch off the heat.
4) Once the mixture is slightly cooled down, smear your hands with little bit of ghee and make round balls out of ricotta cheese mixture and make a small depression at the center.
5) Serve and enjoy.

Event Participation
1) This dish goes to the Janmashtami & Ganesh Chaturthi event hosted by Purva.
2) This dish goes to Ashwini's FIC-Zodiac Signs an event started by Sunshinemom .
3) This dish goes to Sweet & Savouries Event hosted by Sara's Corner.

12 comments:

Parita said...

Milk pedas look fantastic!

Pavani said...

Very interesting doodh peda with no real doodh. :-) Use of ricotta cheese and milk powder makes it quick and easy to make. Will try. Have a great weekend.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! too good!

Ashwini said...

looks yummy...

Priya said...

One of my weakness is doodh peda, just love it..

Nandini said...

Peda looks lovely and I can feel the taste! Yum!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow doodh peda with ricotta cheese interesting looks so yum.

Renu said...

yumm.....mouth watering ...what kind of milk powder did u use??

Padma said...

Mouthwatering sweet .....

Purva Desai said...

nice idea of using ricotta cheese for pedas.....thank you for delicious entry for the event

Anonymous said...

Ricotta cheese in a vegetarian recipe?! Does anybody know of a brand of ricotta that was made from vegetarian sources? Usually ricotta is made from left over whey after some other type of cheese is made; And that process may have used animal rennet to separate out the cheese and whey.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Organic Dairyland by Shalom farms and Biazzo(which is certified kosher-so meat) in the milk product are the vegetarian brand i know of. I am sure, if you research in internet, you will be able to find more brands which don't contain renett.

 
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