It's Durga Pujo season! And it's also Ameya's first pujo. So as I was getting everything ready to take for the pujo, I decided to make sweets at home rather than buying from the Indian store.
I wanted to make Indian sweets using dates and came across this recipe at Red Chillies. I tweaked it a little bit to make date and almond peda. I had help from my mom as we were trying this recipe.
Here is how I made it:
1/2 cup milk
2 tbspoon ghee
400g condensed milk
2 tbspoon almond powder
chopped almonds for garnish
Chop dates and cook it with 1/2 cup milk on low heat till it all melts together. Cool it and grind it in a mixer.
Heat a pan and melt the ghee. Then add the date mix and condensed milk. Then add the almond powder and cook it on low heat till the mix comes together and leaves the sides.
Cool it and then make small balls, flatten them and put a almond sliver in the middle. You can cool it for a few hours in the fridge and the serve.
Shubho Bijoya everyone!