Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pal Khova - Peda

Relatively an easy way to make pal khova / Peda, from the tedious way of stirring milk for a long time to reduce and thicken the milk. The taste is so delightful and makes a great sweet treat !

Ingredients

15 oz (425 g) - Ricotta cheese
1/2 cup - Blanched almond
1 cup - Milk powder
3/4 cup - Brown sugar

Method

1 ) Powder almond to a fine powder and set a side.

2 ) To a non stick saucepan, add ricotta cheese. Keep the pan on a low heat, let the ricotta cheese loosen up and when the bubbles start forming, add almond powder. Cook ricotta and almond. When it is half cooked, add milk powder, stir and mix well. Stir and cook till it starts leaving the sides of the pan and start balling up.You get to see a change in the color .

3 ) Add brown sugar, stir and let the sugar melt. Stir well till it starts leaving the sides and balls up. Take off the stove. When it cools done a bit, take a small amount and roll into round balls.

Serve as a dessert.

From sweet peda to a "Nice matters award" that has been presented to me by the lovely and ever so nice Sig of " Live to Eat ". I feel so touched and happy to receive this award, sig. Thank you so much!

“Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”

Now i would really like to pass this award to all the blog buddies whom i have come to know, but then this can be passed on to only a few and some of you have already got this award. So i would like to pass this award to those of you, who haven't.

Mallugirl of "Malabar Spices", RP of "My Workshop", Bhags of "Crazy Curry", Seena of " Simple and Delicious", Seema of "Everyday cooking recipes from my kitchen", Easy crafts of " An Easy Cooking blog" Purnima of " Fantasy Cooking"

36 comments:

Happy cook said...

I love these. We used to call them pal khove too. Isn't it the same sweet we can buy in the shops and they have these design on top.
I've bookmarked it for trying them.

Kalai said...

Pravs, how simple and delicious! My husband would love them. Will try for sure! :) Congrats on the award. You deserve it! :)

vimmi said...

what an easy recipe. Looks great Pravs

Asha said...

Short cut Pedas look yum, easy indeed! Enjoy the award Pravs!:)

VINI said...

Looks yummy and perfect. I always thought it was a lengthy process. I've to try this recipe. Thanks for posting. Congrats on the award :)!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

oh wow!! the pedas look perfect! Love the picture....

Rina said...

Love pal kova Pravs.. Peda looks so yummy. this is one of my fav sweets. Bookmarked dear.

Superchef said...

my grandmom makes the most delicious pal khovas!! this looks soo yumm..

Dhivya said...

wow....lovely pal khova...sounds easy and delicious...Congrats on ur award...

sandhya said...

love these. yours is so easy to make and looks delicious. Will surely try these.

easycrafts said...

Lovely looking pedas. Congrats on the award and thanks a ton for passing it on to me..Its the first one for me and i feel so nice about it. thanks once again

Seena said...

So am nice,Prave..! :) Am taking it, and Palkhovas too..both are soo sweet, bookmarked..

Sagari said...

thanks for thr nice recipe pravs ,my husbend will love them

Pravs said...

Happy cook: I remember as a child having these.so yummy. This peda tasted so much like that. The design you are refering to is the sliver on top right ? I don't have that.That can be put for decoration.

Kalai : Thanks kalai :) Sure do try.

Vimmi : Do try, vimmi.

Asha : Thank you, Asha.

Vini : Thanks :) Do try and get back to me.

Ramya : Thank you :)

Rina : My fav too...my little one liked this so much. Do try.

Superchef : When will you post your grandma's recipe ?? :)

Dhivya : Thanks :D

Sandhya : Thanks..do try.

Easycrafts: You are very welcome :)

Seena : ok ok..have them both ! :)

Sagari : This will be a good one to try.

Red Chillies said...

Congratulations on the well deserved award! I loved the shape of the peda and the picture too! I make peda without ricotta cheese. Loved your idea though!

Nags said...

that looks so yummy and easy too. don't know if ricotta cheese is available in india though..

Purnima said...

Pravs,the pedha has a lovely color! I had made n posted Modak using ricotta! Congrats on earning ur reward -Nice Matters! Also tks 4 passin' on!

Padmaja said...

Pravs!!! Its feels great when you receive an award appreciating you right!!!
great dear!!!
and I never knew we can use ricotto cheese for a sweet like this!!
Sounds yum!!!

Mallugirl said...

first i thot.. wow..another sweet for me to try and then i saw the award..what a "sweet" one!! thanks a bunch!

Trupti said...

Pravs,
pedas look yummy... my sun would love this.
Thanks for sharing this recipe & visiting my blog.

Sig said...

Wow, perfect pedas.... I can never get the shape of any of these things right.... :) ... BTW, You are one of the nicest bloggers I know... So yo truly deserve it.. :)

Happy cook said...

Thanks for the info i am gonna try them once.

Uma said...

Pal Khova looks so yummy! Lovely pic. mouth-watering. Congrats on your award!

RP said...

Hey, thanks for the award. :)
And the pedas look beautiful.

Pravs said...

Redchillies : Thanks :D With ricotta cheese this turns out nice. Do try with ricotta cheese.

Nags : Me too not sure.

Purnima : Thanks and enjoy yours :)

Padmaja :Oh Yes, its really a good feeling :) Ricotta goes very well for this sweet.

Mallugirl : You are welcome :)

Trupti : Your son will def like this,since my little one just loved this. I have not seen him have any other sweet other than chocolate this way :)

Sig : I am all flattered by those words!!!! Thanks again :)

Happycook : Please do.. i am sure you will like this.

Uma : Thank you :)

RP : Thanks ...enjoy the award :)

Richa said...

pravs, those pedas look so perfect, smooth & round! must taste so good, slurrrrp!
congrats on the well deserved award.

Mona said...

Hmmmm, looks mouth watering and such simple recipe. Love Pedas, thnx for sharing.

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Kribha said...

Milk sweets are always my top favorites. You are making me drool here. Congrats on getting the nice matters award.

Homecooked said...

Wow...these looks so delicious!! Will definitely try these out.

Kalai said...

Pravs, pls drop by my blog when you get a moment. There's a surprise waiting for you! :)

Maheswari said...

One of my fav. sweets...We make in squares...My mom used to say it takes a lot of time to make...i tried making it using evapotared milk one time..turned out ok..Yours look simply deliciouso...And my hearty congrats on the award...

vegeyum said...

These look really good. I am missing Indian sweets a lot after my trip

Seema said...

Congrats Pravs on a well deserved award. Pedas look yum yum.. just catching up with all bloging all our blogger friends did.. got back from vacation late last night only!Thanks a lot for passing on the award to me too :-) I am in 9th heaven!! Thank you dear.

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi pravs,Wow the pedas look amazing.I need to try out soon.

I am happy to find a nice blog.

The Caked Crusader said...

This sounds delicious!

ras said...

Can you tell me the diff between Ricotta cheese And Cottage cheese.,..?