My love for these sugary sprinkled, pretty browned peda is out of control. I had been a constant lover of these drool-worthy Dharwad Peda since my childhood. But I had never even visualized that these CUTEST sweet things with all that sparkly sugar on them would get prepared in my kitchen from scratch. Basically I had no idea what could be the primary ingredient that goes in making them.
But it’s => LIFE. Hey LIFE, you ought to teach me making all good food that I Love. As a food blogger every day I make an attempt towards learning, making and devouring good food, however hard it may be.
It all happened like this. One of my FB friend had shared beautiful pictures of her kids enjoying home made Dharwad Peda. I read it TWICE, is it Dharwad Peda? Can it be prepared at home? With overjoy, lit face, I messaged her to pass the recipe to fellow food lover (that’s ME !!). She was so prompt to pass the recipe at the very instant but I took a month to trial and get hold on it.
This post on Dharwad Peda recipe has come on right time or was it waiting for right time?? Because I wanted to mark this 250th recipe that I am sharing online through this beautiful udupi-recipes space. When I look back, I am amazed to see how for I have come by constantly fueling this so called hungry food blog.
Dharwad peda recipe is not so difficult that you think it would be. But it is a time consuming, labour intensive work for sure. I have prepared it from scratch meaning from pure white MILK to pretty brown PEDA. Milk is curdled using either lemon juice or curds to obtain fresh thick ricotta which is going to be primary ingredient in peda recipe. This ricotta is cooked in medium flame till it gets sand like grainy texture and brown color. The brown color can only be obtained after hours of non-stop stirring. You need to reserve some extra milk which you can add little by little whenever the mixture tends too dry, sticky while stirring.
When the final product with all it’s grainy texture, brown color and sugar sprinkled sweet thing come to your hand, you feel so proud. That’s what I am now.