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Peda Milk based Milk (khoya) Sugar

Peda is a cookie shaped North Indian sweet made from khoya (a milk product). Peda have a unique part in the north India culture and no festival is complete without a serving of pedas. Although pedas come in various shapes, sizes and flavors, and are available all over India, pedas of mathura are by far the most famous. Mathura is a city in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Mathura ke Pede, as they are known as are very much loved all over INdia. Another place in South India called Dharwad is also famous for its peda, although they are quite different from their Mathura cousins.

To make mathura pedas you will need milk powder, 1 can of condensed milk, few cardamom seeds and half cup butter. Add the butter, condensed milk and milk powder to a pan and mix well. Now put it over medium and stir. Keep stirring till it gives a pinkish color. Now ground the cardamom and add the powder to the mixture. Remove from heat and let the mix cool down. Next make small cookie shaped pedas from the mix. You can garnish the peda's by sticking a piece of almond or cashew on top of them. Now let the pedas cool down in a dish. Make sure to grease it with butter so that the pedas do not stick to it. Once they become solid, they are ready to serve.

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Dal moth is a spicy and crispy snack made from gram flour, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chili powder, moong, sugar, amchur, oil and salt. Its delicious and is popular as an anytime snack or serves as a very good tea snack. [See Recipe]

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