Mathura Pedas with Ghee Residue Milk Solids

If you have ever visited the Bankebihari Temple in Mathura, you have eaten those brown pedas that they use as prasad. And if you make ghee at home from the cream that comes off the milk you know how to make the khoya needed to make these pedas.

Making the Khoya or Ghee Residue Milk Solids is simple. Collect a bowl full of cream and then put in in a heavy bottomed pan to cook. The white milk solids will separate from the ghee and as they begin to turn brown take the pan off the heat. Now simply sieve the ghee away and put the khoya (the ghee residue) away to cool off.


Ingredients

One cup of Khoya about 250 gms
4 spoons of castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
Desiccated coconut powder as required

Method

1. Place the khoya in the mixie jar and blend it.
2. Add the castor sugar and nutmeg powder and blend some more.
3. Place the coconut powder in a plate.
4. Take a spoonful of the khoya mixture and roll it in the coconut.
5. Make a circular peda shape and place it in a plate.
6. Repeat till you use up all the khoya mixture and place the plate in the fridge for the pedas to solidify.

It's ready to eat folks. One of the best uses of ghee residue ever possible.


Praline Muffins in Microwave

Muffins are easy to bake and serve. You can add them to your kid's lunch box without it breaking up and getting crumby, something I have on authority is not good. I had a bunch of praline bits left over from a chocolate making session some time back and it was sticking together. So I decided to use it up in these muffins.
The result was yummy and gooey muffins which taste absolutely amazing when slightly warm. No prizes for guessing what I had for breakfast today!

Ingredients

1/2 cup cream
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
4 tablespoons praline pieces
Cupcake shells

Method

1. Whisk the cream, eggs and sugar together till blended. Takes about five to six minutes with the hand blender.
2. Now add the flour and cut and fold. Toss in the praline pieces.
3. Spoon out the batter into the cupcake shells till half filled.
4. Bake in the microwave on High Power for 2 and half minutes for a batch of six muffins.
5. Serve warm.

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