Sometimes I need a sugar fix… after a bad day with barking dogs, bosses, etc. I just to dive head first into a pool of sugar and forget my worries. Yes, I know Oprah would say I need help and would recommend a million books from her book club but still…
Here’s one of my dirty little secrets to instant Indian Mithai
Therutti Pal/ Kalakand
What You Need:
Condensed Milk – 1 tin
Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
Getting Down to Business:
Pour milk in a bowl. Cook full 3 minutes. Stir once every minute. Add beaten yogurt, cook 2 more minutes, stirring once after 1 minute. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
Saffron strands soaked in a teaspoon or two of warm milk or powdered cardamom can be added at the end.
If you wish, add 3/4th cup of cashew or desiccated coconut or a mixture of both to the mixture and shape like pedas. (I added powdered pistachios) Decorate as desired.
Notes for Kalakand:
If need be, microwave the mixture further, going at 30 second intervals till you get the consistency you desire.
*Do not use sour yogurt, as that sourness would reflect in the taste of your peda.