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Kesar Malai Peda


1 quart
1 ¼ cups
Lemon juice
¼ tsp
Cornstarch – dissolved in water
1 tsp
Saffron – dissolved in milk
¼ tsp
¼ tsp
Pistachio nuts
¼ cup

Boil milk till it is reduced to half it's quantity. Add sugar and boil for another five to seven minutes. Keep stirring. Add lemon juice little by little to the boiling milk. When the milk begins to curdle, add the dissolved cornflour and keep stirring till almost dry. Add saffron and cardamom powder. The mixture should collect like a soft ball. Remove from fire and cool. Make round balls, slightly flattened while the mixture is still warm. Decorate with sliced pistachios.

Note:     Sweets have become a part of all celebrations. Pedas - the soft, small, milky sweet are popular during festivals throughout India. They are easy to make and convenient to distribute.