We are so lucky to have an amazing public library system where we live, with lots of interactive and educational programs for children. This week we attended an event to learn more about Diwali, the Festival of Lights in India that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. One of the activities that drew the attention of all of the kids was making easy Indian sweets (mithai) called Doodh Peda or Pala Kova. Not only can the kids make these popular Indian sweets themselves- so easy!- they are delicious, don’t require cooking, and are often served during Diwali (plus they are egg-free and gluten-free!).
1 stick of butter
1 can of sweetened, condensed milk
1.5 c milk powder
1/4 tsp of cardamom powder
+ several spools of different sizes
2) Mix butter and the sweetened, condensed milk.
3) Put it in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until the mixture bubbles.
4) Stir in the milk powder. Cook for 1 more minute.
5) Stir and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in the cardamom powder.
6) When the dough is not too hot to the touch, roll into balls. Your hands will get greasy!
7) Next, take the end of the spool (make sure you’ve removed the paper) and press into the dough, as if you were using a stamp.
8) Remove carefully to reveal the decorative pattern! Now you’re ready to try these non-bake, easy Indian sweets for Diwali! Enjoy your doodh peda!
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Let’s Celebrate Diwali Printables!
We have designed a range of beautiful, fun, Common Core aligned Diwali activities that can be found at the Kid World Citizen Teachers Pay Teachers Store! This packet contains everything you need to introduce and celebrate Diwali a classroom or home setting.
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