firstly, in a large bowl take 1½ cup coconut and soak in 1 cup milk.
mix well making sure the coconut is well combined and absorbs all the milk. you can alternatively use fresh coconut and mix with just ½ cup milk.
transfer the coconut into large kadai.
add ½ cup cream and cook for a minute.
also, add 1 cup sugar and cook until the sugar melts.
further, add 1½ cup milk powder and continue to cook on medium flame.
add 1 tsp ghee and continue to cook. adding ghee gives a nice flavour to peda and also shine.
cook until the mixture starts to hold shape and separates from the pan.
cool the mixture slightly.
and start to prepare small ball sized peda.
roll the peda in desiccated coconut to get the beautiful coating.
make a small hole using the back of the spatula.
and garnish with a tsp of strawberry jam. you can alternatively use nuts to garnish.
finally, enjoy coconut peda recipe or store in the refrigerator for a week.