1 teaspoon + 1 teaspoon ghee (Clarified butter) / clarified butter 1 tin / 397 gm condensed milk / milkmaid 1.5 cups milk powder full cream 2 tablespoon saffron milk few stands of saffron mixed with 2 tablespoon of warm milk ½ teaspoon cardamom powder / Elachi (cardomom) powder 20 pistachios / any dry fruit of choice I m use badam (almond)
firstly, in a thick bottomed pan or a nonstick pan heat ghee (Clarified butter). further add condensed milk and milk powder. mix well keeping the flame on low. also mix and mash breaking the lumps of milk powder if present. alternatively, sieve the milk powder before adding. mix continuously, till the milkmaid melts completely. further keep stirring keeping the flame on low till the mixture thickens. now add saffron milk and mix well keeping the flame on low. the mixture thickens and starts to separate from the pan. further add cardamom powder and ghee (Clarified butter) to enhance the flavour. mix well turning off the stove. spread the dough to cool slightly, so it will be easy to prepare pedas. now scoop a tablespoon of dough and prepare a ball. prepare a smooth and crack free ball by greasing ghee (Clarified butter) to hands. and place pistachios or any dry fruit at the centre and press gently. finally, instant Kesar (saffron) (saffron) milk peda is ready to serve or refrigerate in a air tight container to store for a week.