Peda is a fudgy Indian sweet prepared with mawa/whole dried milk and sugar. Peda with chocolate flavor using cocoa powder is chocolate peda. It is delectable and just melts in the mouth. This is an easy sweet recipe, which is sure to be liked by the kids. Everyone is fond of chocolate desserts, especially kids! They may or may not like the regular peda or other sweets, but they will certainly like this chocolate peda. It is a quick sweet recipe and can be fixed in 15-20 minutes. This Diwali, do try it and please your little ones.
Mawa or khoya is a very commonly used ingredient for the dessert recipes or sweet recipes. Many traditional recipes are prepared using mawa such as gujiya etc. Whenever I have surplus milk, I make khoya with it and use the khoya for making peda, ladoo, etc. This recipe for chocolate peda also uses mawa/khoya as the base. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required to make chocolate peda:
Mawa/Khoya: I would strongly recommend using homemade khoya for the sweet recipes. There is too much adulteration in the mawa that is available with the mithai walas etc.
Cocoa Powder: The chocolate peda gets its chocolate flavor from the cocoa powder. For any chocolate dessert, where the cocoa powder is used it is very important to use the best quality of the cocoa powder. I have used the Hershey cocoa powder and was happy with the chocolate flavor it gave.
Sugar: Powdered sugar should be used. The quantity can be adjusted as per taste.
If you like chocolate flavor, you have to try this one of the chocolatiest desserts, chocolate fudge. A quick sweet recipe with chocolate flavor is chocolate barfi, it calls for a handful of ingredients and is ready in no time.
Serve it to kids this Diwali.
1.This recipe makes 8-10 chocolate peda.
2.Add 1 tsp of ghee in a pan.
3.To this add ¾ cup mawa or khoya.
4.Next add in 2 tbsp of cocoa powder.
5.Cook on low flame till the mixture comes together and leaves the sides on the pan.
6.Take out in a plate and let it cool down.
7.Add 2 tbsp of sugar. Mix well. Taste and add more sugar as per taste. I had added 3 tbsp of sugar. I like my sweets too sweet.
8.Take a portion. Roll it. Flatten it. Flatten the sides. Make an impression using a peda mold. If you do not have peda mold make an impression in the centre using your thumb. Press in slivered pistachio or almond etc. (optional).
9.Ready to serve! Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
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