Friday, March 10, 2017

Microwave Doodh Peda, Indian Milk Fudge

Happy Holi everyone!!

Some things are best good old style. May be that’s why retro and vintage is so ‘in’ these days. Same goes in flavours I guess. Recently near my office, Dairy Milk guys were giving out samples to try newly launched flavours. Oreo, triple chocolate crunch, toffee nut and what not, I tried all three but I missed the old charm of plain simple Dairy Milk.

Yes, some flavours are best when untouched. Today’s post is also about one such sweet- Plain Peda (milk fudge). Last year during Janamasthmi I was india and there were many flavours available for peda-rose, chocolate, pineapple, thandai, mango etc. What I enjoyed the most was the Plain Doodh (milk) Peda.

That’s why for Holi I bring before you the easy and microwave recipe for Doodh Peda. With busy weekdays in office I tend to look for quick Indian sweets' recipes and this peda fits perfectly in that condition. Like me if you manage office and home together then this speedy recipe is all what you need.

Traditionally making milk peda will take 3-4 hours. Milk is evaporated on a low heat and constant stirring is needed. But this is a new generation peda and is made in microwave. All you need is 4 ingridents and 5 minutes.

Here is how to make Microwave Doodh (Milk) Peda. 

1¾ cups Milk Powder (I used full fat)
1 Can (around 400 gms) Condensed Milk
2 tablespoon ghee
½ teaspoon cardamom powder/elaychi powder
Few Dry Nuts of your choice (optinal)

  1. Take a microwave safe bowl. In it add ghee, milk powder and condense milk. Mix well.
  2. Microwave the mixture on high mode for 1 minute. Take it out, and add cardamom powder. stir with sturdy spoon.
  3. Microwave again for 1 minute. Take it out and stir. Do this 3 more times. (total 5 minutes).
  4. The mixture should be thick. It should be able to form a shape. 
  5. When you are able to handle the heat of the mixture, form the balls. Flatten it slightly and poke your finger in the centre to form a dimple.
  6. Garnish the dimple/holes with chopped nuts.
  7. Let the pedas cool and serve.

Do not let the mixture cool down, else you wont be able to give it desired shape.
You can also use edible rose leaves to garnish.
Some like to add saffron infused water to give nice orangish colour to the peda.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Posh Choc Nibbles Review

Posh. What does that mean? Posh means -elegant or stylishly luxurious. How about posh some nibble? To be precise-posh chocolate nibbles. Sounds exciting? Imagine the most comfortable sofa, your favourite kind of book and chocolate. Now broaden your imagination, and think about luxurious chocolate that are meant specially for nibbling. Hmm! Now you are thinking.

Choc Nibbles sent me very stylish and elegant Posh Choc Nibbles and it was love at first sight. the combination of chocolate, caramel, biscuits, nuts and milk chocolate makes so perfectly balanced that it’s not too sweet and not to bitter. Every bit is bathed in chocolate- rich, velvety and so desirable that you just can’t stop.

Posh Choc Nibbles are apt as the go-to snack if your sweet tooth is craving something a little more indulgent. Posh Choc Nibbles earned their posh title after they received a tasty upgrade. Building on the delicious recipe of best-selling ‘Original Choc Nibbles’ they have been all poshed up with a classy coating of smooth milk chocolate.

The idea for review was to show your posh style. To enhance the beauty of these ‘little melting moments’ I served it in my high-class Red Candy cups. I feel that these cups were designed to serve chocolate. These chocolate nibbles and my posh cups are a marriage made in heaven. While many might find it not-so-classy to serve nibble/snack in a cup, I, on the other hand feel it is important to break the stereotypes and do things out of box.

Coming back to these chocolate nibbles, below are some fun ways you can use it (other than nibbling, ofcourse!)
-Top it up in your daily morning cereals, porridge, granola or oats.
-decorate your favourite cupcakes, cakes, mousses or desserts with these.
-Fold it in your crepes or sprinkle on pancakes.