Peda is a sweet dish recipe prepared using khoya. It is mildly flavored with cardamom, has a soft texture and simply melts in the mouth. Lots of sweets are prepared in Indian households on various occasions such as peda, laddu, gulab jamun, rasgulla, etc. Peda is comparatively simple, easy and quick to make. For instance, this recipe calls for just 2 main ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to be done. With the same ingredients doodh peda can also be prepared; however, its method is a bit different. I shall soon share its recipe on the blog. Mawa peda can be prepared for special occasions, pooja, festivals, etc.
Lots of Indian sweets are prepared using khoya, mainly peda and barfi. Unfortunately, khoya is one of the most adultered items sold in the market. Therefore it is best to use homemade khoya to make the sweets. It is a bit time-consuming process but homemade khoya is any day better for your sweet recipes than the store-bought one. And if you are short of time you can make instant khoya. Let’s have a look at the ingredients for mawa peda:
Khoya: Khoya is of different types; hard khoya, soft khoya, granular khoya, etc. I have used the soft khoya for mawa peda recipe. The only difference would be the cooking time of the khoya.
Cardamom powder: I have flavored the peda with just cardamom powder. Further, a sliver of pistachio has been used for the garnish.
Powdered Sugar: To add the sweetness powdered sugar has been used.
Just like this quick and easy recipe for peda, there are plenty of quick dessert recipes on the blog. You can view them here.
Mawa peda can be prepared as prasad for any pooja.
1.This recipe makes 8-10 mawa peda.
2.In a pan add 200 g crumbled or grated khoya.
3.Cook it on low flame till it comes together as a whole.
4.Take out in a plate. And let it cool down till warm. Do not cool it completely.
5.Add 1/3 cup of powdered sugar. Mix very well. If the mixture become too dry, add warm milk and mix, till the mixture is workable. And if the mixture turns gooey, keep in the fridge till it is workable.
6.Take a small portion.
7.Shape it round.
8.Shape the edges by rolling.
9.Press in the garnish and give it a beautiful shape using the peda mould (although it is optional but it makes the peda look exactly as we get in the market).
10.Serve. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes
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