Why Bhai Dooj Is So Special?
Bhai Dooj comes just after Diwali. It is celebrated to show the beautiful relationship between brothers and sisters; in this festival, brothers give gifts to their sisters show their affection towards them. Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhai Tikka and Bhai Phone.
There are various types of pedas available in the market which you can make at home as well, but Kesar peda is one of the popular ones because it is fully milk-based, which makes it taste extraordinarily delicious. What will be more exciting than making this beautiful dish on the special festival of Bhai Dooj?
Kesar Peda is an Indian sweet dish which almost everybody enjoys. Most people like to have it homemade due to its easy process and fewer ingredients. You will see Kesar peda in almost every sweet shop and most commonly near temples, but the homemade ones are different; they taste far better than the market ones.
Recipe Of Kesar Peda:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
250 grams of Mawa
150 grams Boora
One tablespoon of milk
25- 30 threads of saffron
One tablespoon ghee
The Procedure Of Making Kesar Peda
Step 1: Take a tablespoon of warm milk in a mini bowl and add Kesar to it; dip the Kesar properly so that the milk gets all the texture of Kesar and absorbs all the flavor. Keep it aside till the milk turn yellow.
Step 2: Take a bowl and put 250grams of mawa in it and crumble the mawa finely so that there are no chunks left. If you want to cook the mawa in the microwave, you can do it too, well it’s an excellent option. It saves a lot of time but risky because sometimes the mawa gets overcooked; otherwise, take a pan and pour the mawa in it, putting the flame low.
Step 3: Cook the mawa in low flame stir it consistently as it may stick at the bottom. Cook till you start getting the smell of the roasting of mawa; add the Kesar soaked milk that you kept aside earlier.
Step 4: Mix the mixture well and keep on stirring it till it gets dry; now put the flame off and put it in a bowl, and let cool.
Step 5: This step is for those who are making Kesar peda in the microwave; after crumbling the mawa, take a microwave-safe bowl and transfer the mawa to it and place it in the microwave. Cook it at maximum temperature for a minute; after a minute, bring it out, stir it properly, and cook it for a minute.
Step 6: After a minute, bring out the bowl and add the Kesar milk, mix it well, then again put it in the microwave, and this time cook it for two minutes. By now, the mawa is finely roasted; let it cool.
Step 7: Check the mawa, whether with fingers, whether it cooled or not; when it’s lukewarm, add the boora to it and mix it well.
Step 8: Grease your hands with a little ghee, take a spoon full of the Kesar peda, and make small round balls. Take some diced pistachios and cashews as toppings and press them slightly on top of it. You can have your own choice of dry fruits. Kesar peda is now ready to be served. Enjoy it as your evening snack or after dinner.
Tips to take care of while cooking:
Don’t add boora in hot mawa as it will result in the melting of boora, and the mixture will get loosened, and you won’t be able to make peda. If this sort of thing happens, keep the mixture in the refrigerator and make pedas the following day.
If you add the boora in cold mawa, it will also get difficult for you to make peda. If this happens, add a tablespoon of hot milk and mix it well; now make the pedas out of it.
The Indians enjoy Kesar peda for a very long time. Our ancestors have also liked it; its luscious taste makes everybody love it as it holds the nutrition and goodness of milk and Kesar. This Bhai Dooj makes your own homemade Kesar peda and impress your friends and family, especially your brothers, as it’s their day.