Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mango Peda

Mango Peda
Well, we bought some yummy mangoes and I just couldn't resist making a sweet(yes,even a dietitian has her moments of weakness,but the important thing to keep in mind is "MODERATION"!!). A peda is traditionally made by reducing milk in an open pan and then adding the required amount of sugar and flavoring. A lot of people use "khoa" which saves a lot of time. Since I couldn't find khoa here,I decided to try it with ricotta cheese instead,and it actually turned out quite well!!
Ingredients: (Makes about 4-6 nos.)
  • Ricotta cheese(fat free): 2 cups
  • Mango puree: 1 cup
  • Sugar: 6 teaspoons (or according to taste)
  • Cardamom powder: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Pistachio slivers/ Canned cherries/strawberries: for decoration
Method:
  1. Heat a non-stick pan and pour the mango puree along with the sugar and cardamom powder and saute till it the puree appears to be cooked.
  2. Add the ricotta cheese and stir continuously on medium flame till it becomes a thick mouldable mass.
  3. Allow to cool,then shape into desired shapes and garnish.
Question: What is your favourite (ripe) mango recipe?

37 comments:

VINAYAK PUROHIT said...

Hmmm...Looks Yummy..I'll come home and eat all of them..Love ya

angiesappetite said...

Looks delicious! My favorite is just plain fresh mango. I also like to put it in smoothies.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have me craving mango so badly right now. This looks incredible!

doggybloggy said...

I dont have a single mango recipe.....but I can try this one and see if it becomes a favorite.

the ungourmet said...

This looks like a wonderful fresh treat for the upcoming warmer weather!

Jenn said...

That looks so yummy. I just usually have my mangoes by itself or in a salad.

Lavanya said...

mango peda is new to me..looks wonderful swetha..delicious!!

burpandslurp said...

looks damn amazing! I'm definitely saving it.
My fav mango recipe is mango chutney! Love it in wraps and sandwiches!

5 Star Foodie said...

These are adorable sweet treats! I've just put up my mango recipe up too!

sangeeta said...

it must be yummy with ricotta cheese.........i belong to banaras , the land of mangoes and we use mangoes in all possible forms......right now i am avoiding them though.

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

woooo....I've never thought using ricotta to make cookies!!! Do they really get solid as cookies? I need to try this since Im a true ricotta lover! :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow Swetha mango pedas are looking cute and yummy!!! I make pedas but different from yours... Oh are you a dietian??? I never knew that good for me ;) hey send this to srivalli's Mithai Mela yours will be a perfect entry... and you will find the link in my blog @ doodh peda...

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh....YUM! This sounds like heaven (in moderation) ;)

Prathibha said...

look at that peda...its mouthwatering lol..

Lori said...

Thanks for the entry! Not only do these sound great, but they look so pretty too. Glad to hear that the ricotta works. I've never had this type of sweet and would love to give it a try.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Anyone can send in entries for the event dear!!! About ridgegourd chutney I dont use the skin but I got comments saying they use the skin too gotta try it that ways too...

Pearl said...

oh i adore the shape of the mango pedas!

Priyanka said...

Mangoes raw and in the milkshake form would definitely be my choice!

Those pedas look really awesome!!!

Poornima said...

Ahhhhhhhhh Mouth watering pedas! Will sure try it!

Sweta said...

Vin-come and get it while it lasts ;)
Angie,Jenn-fresh mangoes eaten as is my fave too!
Katherine,Kim,Lavanya,Natasha,Ramya,Pearl,Prathiba,Priyanka-thanks :)
Girlichef-you said it!!
Lori-can't wait to see the rest of the entries!
Sangeeta-why are you avoiding mangoes??? Enjoy them while it is in season :)
Coco-they aren't hard at all.Very soft infact.
Sophie,DB,Poornima-do let me know if you try it(and like them)

Smitha said...

mango peda??? That's absolutely new to me and sounds delish. SImple recipe and will try it some day.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks great!

My favorite thing is just getting frozen mango chunks (no peeling required!) and mixing them with orange juice for a great tasting smoothie!

Gina said...

That brussel sprout dish sounded great. I really love brussel sprouts, but didn't used to love them either.

As for mangoes, it's funny I was reading your blog and thinking "I just cut two mangoes!" I added them to my salad and also made a smoothie. Yum.

Sweta said...

Smitha-I'm sure you won't regret trying them :)
Jenn-haven't seen frozen mango chunks.
Gina-mango smoothies are so tasty :)

Renu said...

I can already taste your peda....yummm

sangeeta said...

thaks sweta ...but as far as mangoes are concerned, we UPeans are so fond of them that we like to consume 6-7 mangoes at one go , we make a lot of calorie rich deserts with them, see my aam malai post at my banaras blog........so it's best to avoid them right now .........i eat them in controlled portions though as i am not giving up any of my fav foods.

Priti said...

Looks yum...love it..

burpandslurp said...

hey sweta! just to answer your question on the quinoa...I think there was still a faint bitter taste to the quinoa-corn muffins...but wasn't that unpleasant at all!

curryworld said...

hi sweta..
peda looks just awesome..mango peda is new to me

Angie's Recipes said...

They look so cute.....yesterday I bought a mango.....I started wondering: what happened to the food these days? A mango doesn't smell like a mango I knew when I was still a kid, a pear has no hint of aroma of a pear.....really disappointed...that mango tasted like wax.

Astra Libris said...

Such a beautiful recipe!! Quite healthful, too - the perfect dessert from a dietitian! :-)

Sweta said...

Renu,Priti,Curryworld,Astra-thank you :)
Sangeeta-well it's not just the UP people who can't stop eating good mangoes.I still say that since you get mangoes in India for just 2-3 months-enjoy them!
Angie-I know what you mean,it's really sad :(

Anisheetu said...

Wow yaar very nice... send some for me too.... :)

Tangled Noodle said...

This looks sooooo good! It's great that you were able to find an ingredient substitution that worked so well. Thanks for the link about khoa, which is something new for me but I saw that it is used to make gulab jamun, one of my all-time favorite desserts (I always get in trouble if I am at buffet because I take more than I should!)

angela@spinachtiger said...

Very nice. So far my favorite is the ice cream I made. But gold old fashioned plain mango is also so refreshing and delicious.

Anonymous said...

mine turned soggy any suggestions please?

Sweta said...

Anon-maybe you need to cook it some more(the mango pulp might have been too watery)!