Dhoodh Peda (Milk Peda) is an Indian fudge sweet that is prepared during festivals and celebrations. I added Cocoa powder and made this delicious Chocolate Peda recipe. We had a small holi celebration with our Yoga group here in London. It was like a potluck get together. I made this Chocolate Peda and everyone loved it.
During a family trip to Shirdi, I tasted dhoodh pedas for the first time and was totally mindblown. So flavorful, melt in mouth texture and I couldn’t stop myself from eating it. My aunt who has lived in Pune, told me that Peda/Pedha was so popular there and her neighbours used to distribute it on all important occasions and during joyous moments in their family. This is the reason why I love our Indian Food so much. Each and every recipe has a story behind it. Each and every region has unique food culture and it is always exciting to know more about them. I so wanted to try the traditional elaborate peda recipe sometime. Let see 🙂
On this occasion of Holi, sharing the instant version using Milk Powder (instead of Khoya) and condensed milk. The addition of dark cocoa powder gives a beautiful brown color, chocolate flavor to the pedas. The following measurement serves 25 small sized peda. Adjust the measurements according to your need. If you try this version do let me know your feedback.
- If you don’t have cocoa powder you can try the same recipe with just Milk Powder & Condensed Milk too
- Instead of adding whole sliced pistachios you can also powder them and mix it in the peda dough. Then you can start shaping the Pedas.
You can also check these sweets made with Condensed Milk