Pedas are a delicious Diwali sweet. And like most milk based desserts you can flavor them or color them any way you’d like. In this edition of pedas we love is the chocolate peda.
I love chocolate pedas. There is no such thing as a bad peda flavor. I mean sure, if you made one flavored like taramasalata it would be horrific, but we’re not talking about being raging idiots. We’re talking about normal flavors like pistachio, strawberry, etc, in which case, there is no bad flavor. Milk products just absorb up all of the delicious flavors you put in them.
As I’ve said several times now, pedas are incredibly easy and fast to make. It’s one of those desserts that’s incredibly easy to make but looks and tastes like a million bucks. Diwali sweets are plentiful and fabulous, so it’s fun to mix it up a bit and break away from the basic flavors of cardamom, almond, and pistachio, and do something a tad different but still in the comfort food zone, like chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate. In fact most of us need more excuses to each it.
The best thing about a chocolate peda is that it’s dense, chewy, and so incredibly flavorful. The chocolate and the earthy flavors of milk solids and cardamom give it a rich flavor and texture. The only warning of caution I give you is to not walk away from this while it’s cooking. You need to continuously stir the mixture or it will turn into a disgusting burnt mess. So make sure to stir the whole time. Also, don’t forget to set your press to the desired height and to grease it before use. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be obsessed with the moon cake press. I use it for cookies, mini cakes, Indian desserts, and so on, as one does.
Looking for more holiday sweets? Try these:
5 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories196
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.3g 2%
- Cholesterol 1mg 1%
- Sodium 41mg 2%
- Potassium 48mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.8g 4%
- Sugars 20.5g
- Protein 8.1g 17%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.