These are cooked until they form a dough and the dough is shaped into cookies. They make a great treat, particularly if accompanied by a cup of chai.
Paneer Peda RecipeServes: 6–8
Ingredients:100g paneer cheese (Indian cottage cheese), grated
60g milk powder
100g powdered sugar
2 tsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
Method:Heat a kadai (or wok) then add the ghee. When warmed and free-flowing mix in the grated paneer, milk powder, ground cardamom and sugar. Stir well to combine then increase the heat very slightly and continue cooking, again stirring constantly, until the mixture starts to split and separate.
Take off the heat and stir vigorously until the mixture cools until it can be handled. Form the ingredients into a dough then shape into balls and press into patties.
Take a little of the left-over paneer peda dough and shape into crescent moon (or cashew nut) shapes. Sit these on top of the peda to garnish.
Set aside to dry and harden slightly then store or serve.