Peda (Indian Sweet)

January 24th, 2009 filed under Desserts, Gluten Free
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Pedas are an all time favorite sweet. Pedas are like soft milk fudge. Pedas are grainy texture made with milk and sugar, flavored with cardamom. Peda can be served as a candy or as a dessert.

Recipe makes 24.

Peda (Indian Sweet)Ingredients:

  • 4  cup paneer
  • 1/3 cup milk powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2  cup sugar
  • 3  tablespoon unsalted butter (ghee)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder (ilatchi)

For Garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios

Method:

  1. Check the recipe for paneer and make the paneer with whole milk. For this recipe use 4 cups of milk.
  2. Heat the frying pan on medium. Add butter and let it melt.
  3. Next add milk, milk powder, and paneer. Mix it well.
  4. Cook mixture on medium heat stirring continuously until mixture starts leaving the sides of the frying pan and becomes like dough. This should take about 12 minutes. Now this is known as khoya.
  5. Transfer the khoya into a bowl and let it cool off until khoya becomes just lukewarm.
  6. Mix the sugar and cardamom powder into the khoya and knead it for about a minute until every thing blends together and become soft dough. Note: if you mix the sugar while khoya is hot that will make pedas soft.
  7. Divide the mix into about 20 equal parts and roll them into round balls. Lightly press it down so it looks like small patty.
  8. Put few pieces of sliced pistachios on every peda.
  9. Pedas should be served at room temperature.
  10. Pedas can be kept for few days at room temperature and about a month refrigerated.

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201 Responses to “Peda (Indian Sweet)”

  1. Rajeswari says:

    Hello Manjula ma’am ,
    I’ve tried pedas recipe 2days back, it turned out wonderful. You have shown a very easy recipe, instead of reducing milk by stirring continuously for an hour. My daughter asked to make it again , I made it today too. Thank you for the easy way.

  2. jay ver says:

    What is the sense first to make cheese, then add milk and milk powder to make Khoya ?
    Khoya can be made straight from Milk.
    Just for sake of writing recipe, it is really useless to add unnecessary steps for preparation.

  3. parizad arora says:

    hello manjulaji,your recipe for peda indeed looks easy and yummy…but i was wondering besides the ingrediants that you have used in this recipe can i also add some khoa to it along with the other ingrediants to make it even morerich in taste…..and at what point of the process can i add the khoa…..please let me know thank you….parizad (vancouver)

  4. vimala says:

    NICE RECIPE

  5. OM PRAKASH SINGHAL says:

    very good

  6. manjula mam i have tried to make pav bhaji ,it was too delicious
    said by my family. actually i have watched your recepy and tried in same way .thak you .
    but do you have any instant sweet dish recepy?

  7. manjula mam i have tried to make pav bhaji ,it too delicious
    said by my family. actually i have watch yuor recepy and tried in same way .thak you .
    but do you have any instant sweet dish recepy?

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