Kesar Pedha Recipe and Crave Cook Click Sindhur Khela Meet
Kesar Pedhas made with ricotta cheese, condensed milk, saffron and designed with pedha press was my prasad for Sindhoor Khela last week. They were so soft that they melted in mouth. These are instant pedhas and are made from just 3 ingredients. This is my to go pedha recipe
I love making khoya pedhas too but they need some more time and patience. So whenever i want to make a quick prasad i make these. It can be great Diwali sweet too.
2 cups nonfat ricotta cheese
1 cup condensed milk
2 tbsp kesar diluted in milk
Pedha Press ( If you do not have one, you can order it on Me Festive )
In a deep pan add ricotta cheese and let it cook for 20 mins. Keep on stirring in between.
Now add condensed milk and kesar. Stir for almost 40 mins. This is the only difficult task.
In a while you will see that the mixture is thickening up.
Remove it from heat and let it cool.
Put it in an air tight container and refrigerate it for 1 hour.
After 1 hour you can start making pedhas out of it.
Take a small portion of the pedha mixture, make a ball of it and press it with pedha press.
I made these to offer to Ma Durga at our Crave Cook Click Sindhur Khela Meetup. We all were dressed up in sarees and attended the Bay Area Sindhur Khela Meetup. It was like playing holi with Sindhur. It was absolutely eternal.
It is believed that sindur khela dates back to time when the tradition of Durga puja started nearly 400 years ago.
It is an age old ritual that on the day of Durga puja, women apply sindoor/sindur on the goddess’s feet or forehead and then start smearing it to all the married women around.
According to a popular belief, goddess Durga returns to her mother Menoka and father Giriraj during puja. Arriving with her sons Kartik and Ganesh, daughters Lakshmi and Saraswati, and two friends Jaya and Bijoya, Durga stays with her parents for four days, only to return to Shivalaya on ‘dashami’. “After bidding her farewell, the women play with sindur and pray for their long and happy married lives,”
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