Thursday, September 2, 2010

Peda with 4 Flavors For Janmashtami

mathura peda


Today is Janmasthami the birthday of our dear lord sri krishna, the most lovable incarnation of god who can be loved as a baby, or for his playfull pranks as a boy, or for his youth and grace to protect the righteous in this world. Lord Sri Krishna has mentioned in the bhagawad gita (can buy here)


Whoever offers me with devotion, a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water,(patram,
pushpam, phalam, toyam) I accept that, the pious offering Of the pure in heart.

Can there be a simpler offering that god could ask for.

On this beautiful occassion I want to share a lila of krishna with you all...last year we went to vrindavan as my hubby is a krishna devotee...there are lot of beautifull temples one of them is the RADHA RAMAN Temple .




500 years back a great devotee of krishna Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami used to worship twelve Shaligram silas. Wherever he would go he would bring them with him in a piece of cloth tied at the corner. One day a wealthy man (Seth) came to Vrndavana and offered Gopala Bhatta a variety of clothing and ornaments for his Shaligrams. Being very impressed with the Gosvami he wanted his darshan and to render some service which he presented in the form of some valuable cloths and ornaments. However, Gopala Bhatta couldn't use these for his round-shaped Shaligrams, so he advised the donor to give the Deity decorations to someone else, but the Seth insisted. Gopala Bhatta kept the cloths and ornaments with his shilas.
While Gopala Bhatta Gosvami was absorbed in remembering how the half-man, half-lion form of the Supreme Lord had manifested from the pillar in Hiranyakasipu's palace, he prayed in transcendental lamentation to the Lord: "Oh my Lord, you are very merciful and always fulfill the desires of your devotees. I wish to serve you in your form, having arms and legs and blissful smiling face, with lotus eyes.... If I had a Deity then I would be able to decorate Him so nicely with these clothes and ornaments."

In the evening after offering some bhoga and arotika to his Shalagram shilas, Gopala Bhatta put them to rest, covering them with a wicker basket. Late in the night, Gopala Bhatta took a little rest and then, in the early morning went to take bath in the Yamuna river. Returning from his bath, he uncovered the Shalagramas in order to render the puja for Them, and saw amongst Them a Deity of Krishna playing the flute. There were now eleven shilas and this Deity. The "Damodara shila", had manifested as the beautiful three-fold bending form of tri-bhangananda-krishna.



Read the above story in detail and have darshan of radha raman on video here

There are so many spiritually magnificent temples in vrindavan, though it is a very rustic place it will fill you with spiritual bliss if you plan to go there...each temple has a beautifull lila

On this auspicious occasion I have prepared peda with four flavors pista,chocolate,mango and vanilla.

( Click image for enlarged view )

The peda originated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and the variety from the city of Mathura in that state is considered to be the best.Another significance of Mathura Peda is that they are also used as 'Prasad'( In Sanskrit it means "grace", "clarity" or "tranquility" that which comes from God as His grace, gift, and greetings; consecrated food. People visiting the temples of Mathura can buy peda from the neighboring shops and offer to first and then taken as prasad.

I have used ricotta cheese which is basically made with cows milk instead of khoa..and here is the recipe

Ingredients:
  • 15 oz container of Ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • a pinch of cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp mango puree
  • 2 tbsp almond pista fluor(made apowder of 5 almonds n 10 pista)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop of green organic food color
Cooking Procedure

Heat butter in a pan, once it is melted add the ricotta cheese and cook for 20 mins on low heat till all the water evaporates and it becomes one solid lump.

Now add the sugar and once the sugar is dissolved, add the milk powder and stir so that it will blend nicely with the cheese.


(Click image for enlarged view)

Divide the whole mixture to 4 parts
  • In one part add almond pista flour 2 tbsp milk and a drop of food color
  • In the 2nd past add coco powder and 2 tbsp milk
  • In the 3rd part add vanilla extract
  • In the 4th part and mango puree and cardamom powder
And cook all the mixtures separatly for 10 min each ,stir well and switch of the stove

Once the mixture is slighty cools ,divide each portion into 4 parts n make each one to round ball n press it and make a small depression at the centre on one side and garnish with pista n enjoy

I am sending these delicious pedas to




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Tags: Krishna Janmashtami, Peda, Prasadam, Pista peda, Mango Peda, Vanilla Peda, Chocolate Peda, Radha Raman, Krishna Jayanthi

79 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Happy Krisha Jayanthi to u and ur family. Awesome write-up and was moved by the story,superb. Thanks for sharing this wonderful info. Pedas are too good,would love to try those.

Satrupa said...

Satya u r a darling .... thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. The pedas look soooo cute.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Angie's Recipes said...

These cookies look so colourful and beautiful!

Indrani said...

Satya, all the pedas look so perfect and yummy..another nice recipe of peda, never tried with R.cheese, will try next time, bookmarking your page, dear......happy janmastani to u and ur family

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

This is such a beautiful post..Learnt so many things about Lord Krishna !! The pedas are just superb...U always have such unique recipes..

Indrani said...

Forgot to tell you, nice clicks, satya






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi Satya,

Happy Jnmashtami to you!!!

I love milk sweets...yummy...

Sameena@

www.myeasy tocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Vasavi Suresh said...

Your pedas look sooooooooooooo yummy.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful pedas I just luv them!

nivedita said...

Very beautiful post and lovely and colorful pedhas.
Using ricotta cheese is really good idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Sadhana said...

Lovely pedas dear!

jeyashrisuresh said...

yummy pedas.love the flavours , looks very colurful

Hamaree Rasoi said...

It was wonderful to read this post. So many colorful pedas in a single plate :-)Looks yummy Satya
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice colourful peda

chaitrali pathak said...

happy janmashtami to u too...and wat lovely pedas...i jst loved them and lovely colours..yum yum

Arti said...

A very beautiful post, Satya:)
Lord Krishna never disappoints His devotees, and this is what makes Him so endearing to all... One can never tire of hearing His playful and ' natkhat' pranks..
What a colourful treat befitting to an equally colorful and joyous occasion:)
Thanks..

jais said...

wow looks so yummy

Neha said...

well done satya..nicely explained..happy janmashtami

Priya said...

Cute looking pedas..very beautiful..

sanjeeta kk said...

Beautiful conception Satya! Pedas with Ricotta cheese, must try it.

Nandini said...

Happy Janmashtmi! Love the colours and their flavours!

An Open Book said...

love the addition of colours

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy janmashtami sathya, loved the colourful pedas, very beautiful...

Mina Joshi said...

The pendas look divine - perfect for Lord Krishna. Happy Janmashtami to you and your family.

Fajeeda said...

pedas r my fav sweet .........these pedas looks awesome and loved to taste it ya...........thanx for sharing dear........

jayasree said...

Lovely post.. Liked these variety, colorful pedas.

~Lisa~ said...

Wow these look amazing! And the story behind is beautiful. I would really like to try these (=

Sarah Naveen said...

Happy janmashtami...peda looks awesome..

Santosh Bangar said...

hi satya
happy janamasthmi to u and giving so much information. pedas are superve i love pedas pic are so natural ki pura hi kha jaye

aipi said...

Lovely n very well written post Satya..Happy Janmashtami to you too !!
pedas look fab..I love the chocolate one the best:)

Priya said...

Happy Janmashtami to you too! Pedas look so delicious and loved your write up.

www.elaichii.blogspot.com

Kairali sisters said...

yumm yummy pedas. loved all 4

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Happy Krishna Jayanthi !!! Loved the write up and cute pedas. 4 flavors wow !!

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Happy janmashtami Sathya, diff flavors absolutely great!...wish i could taste atleast one...as of now getting visually treated sob! :)

Hari Chandana said...

OMG !!.. Chala bagunnayi peda recipes.. Looks awesome and delicious.. Gr8 snaps sathya gau :)

sinfullyspicy said...

Lovely post Satya.Happy Janamashtami to you!
Gorgeous pedas!

kanthi said...

Happy krishnashtami sathya,pedas chala baga chesaru chala colourful ga unnayi.

Uma said...

Happy Krishnashtami!
pedas look awesome .. perfect Mathura pedas..

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
Pedas looks very nice, yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

all the for flavors looks mouthwatering!! delicious

Torviewtoronto said...

yummy and colourful

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow, very very beautiful presentation !!!

swapna said...

lovely pedas dear...

Chef Bee said...

These look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Plan B

Panchpakwan said...

What an lovley treat dear..Peads looks so yummy.

Gita Jaishankar said...

Hi Satya, thank so very much for the kind words :) You have such a wonderful blog, I am happy to follow you...keep in touch...take care dear :)

Gulmohar said...

They look so festive...beautiful beautiful...

kothiyavunu.com said...

Happy Krisha Jayanthi to u and ur family. peda looks awesome and sounds yum with varities of flavour...yummyyyyy

Yummy Team said...

Happy Janmashtami, Satya..Pedas look perfect, loved all the flavours..Great post!!

Nisha said...

Very Innovative Peda . Loved your recipe

NIDHYA said...

Wonderful post, Satya. Colorful and very tempting.

http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

Suman Singh said...

beautiful and delicious peda's..they looks so tempting, feel like having some now..wonderful job dear...btw, Happy Janmashtami to you too!

girlichef said...

Oh my gawsh...I want one of each! they are all beautiful and enticing =)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

looks yum n delicious...

women-wisdom.com said...

Cute and sweet pedas. Very lovely. Wanna have each of them immediately. Its so perfect.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Janmasthami! Love the colorful pedas...

chitra said...

Beautiful Post.Loved the story of Krishna,he is my favourite too. You have ignited the urge in me to visit Vrindavan. I am following you otherwise keeping track of your blog becomes difficult. Keep visiting.see you.

Pedas are mouthwatering, he colour and texture appears fantastic.

తృష్ణ said...

thanks for the lovely story and that beautiful picture of Lord krishna.

check these posts whenever possible for those beautiful stutis and songs of Krishna.

http://trishnaventa.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post.html

http://samgeetapriyaa.blogspot.com/2010/09/blog-post.html

Magic of Spice said...

These look so good...Lovely post :) I have never tried these, but I would like too.

Suma Rowjee said...

What a idea to use ricotta cheese to make pedas! Its really expensive here, so a real luxury to buy. Lovely little bites here, would love to taste a vanilla flavored peda,haven't eaten one so far.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Beautiful and yummy pedas:)

Nostalgia said...

Happy Janmashtami.. The pedas look great!

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..my lord..what a post satya! superb.....peda looks awesome ! thanks for th entry..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Peda looks really pretty colourful! Loved it,will have to try sometime!

R. Ramesh said...

wonderful post..u doing a gr8 job boss..wish u d very best:)

sweetartichoke said...

Very informative and interesting post! The pedas look wonderful: I like the idea of 4 different tastes and had no idea that ricotta could be used! Great recipe!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Very nice post Satya. Lord Krishna and his leela are beautiful. Happy Krishna jeyanthi dear.
Pedas look very cute. Like the addition of various flavors here.

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful pedas, happy krishna jayanthi to you and your family dear, have a great weekend. lovely post, awesome

Leena said...

Lovely and colourful pedas..Happy Janmashtami to you and your family!

SS blogs here said...

Very nice to have this one recipe with 4 flavours!! Happy Janmashtami to you too!

Satya said...

A big thanks to everybody for the wonderful response ... it was really fun to send this post and also this was my first peda prepared at home ... love u all

Butterpoweredbike said...

What a fun way to celebrate. I'd love to try all four flavors. Thank you for sharing with Two for Tuesday.

the clark clan said...

Hi Satya, Thank you so much for sharing the information on Lord Krishna and his birthday celebration! These lovely treats look delicious. thanks for sharing them on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop. Alex@amoderatelife

girlichef said...

Yay, so glad you linked these up, too...I think I just need to visit you so I can try all of your amazing goodies!

Christy said...

All four sound delicious, I would so love to try them! - a wonderful way to celebrate! Thank you for linking to Two for Tues!

Anju Rathore said...

Your four colors Peda look yummy and easy too. I always look forward for easy recipes especially for desserts. I hope I make this for coming Diwali.

lecker and yummy recipes said...

beautiful pedas Sathya !

TT said...

Where do you get almond pista flour from? I am located in southern part of USA.
AWESOME website BTW.

Janani said...

wow what a beautiful presentation love it bookmarked it too.Nice to see beautiful blogs like yours.

www.redchillycurry.com

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