Festival or no festival, Indians love sweets! And, with the festival season just around the corner, the search for easy but tasty sweets only becomes more intense. Well, here is one recipe that is sure to make it to your book of favourites. The traditional, evergreen mithai Mawa Peda has been made easy and quick using readymade mawa. Make sure you use regular mawa for this peda and not the hariyali mawa that is used to make Gulab Jamun. This Mawa Peda is quicker than most other pedas but retains its authenticity and traditional charm. It will last for a week if stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
|Grated mawa||1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs) (khoya)|
|Powdered sugar||4 Tablespoon|
|Cardamom powder||1/4 Teaspoon (elaichi)|
|Almonds||10 , halves (badam)|
1. Put the mawa in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously.
2. Transfer the mixture into a large plate, cool for atleast 20 minutes.
3. Add the sugar and cardamom powder and mix gently with your hands. The mixture should bind like a dough.
4. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
5. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions.
6. Roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it slightly in between your palms. Form a depression in the centre, put an almond halve in it and press it lightly.
7. Serve or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate it. Use as required.