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Paal Peda / Milk Peda / Diwali Sweets /പാൽ പേട


 Peda or Pera is a sweet dish hailing from the Indian subcontinent. It originated from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. Usually prepared in thick, semi-soft pieces, its main ingredients are khoa, sugar and traditional flavorings including cardamom seeds, pistachio nuts, and saffron. Its color varies from a creamy white to a caramel color. 

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 5

Cook Time : 1

Total Time : 6


Serves 10

  • Milk - 1 liter

  • Sugar - 1/4 cup

  • Cardamom powder -1/4 teaspoon


  • 01

    In a large Kadai take 1liter milk. use good quality milk for a more creamy texture.

  • 02

    stir occasionally to prevent milk from sticking to the bottom and burning. Get the milk to a boil.

  • 03

    Stir continuously, and the milk thickens in 8 to 10 minutes.

  • 04

    After 30 minutes, the milk turns creamy texture. keep stirring on low flame, to prevent milk from burning.

  • 05

    After 50 minutes, it turns to a paste kinda texture. Now add 1/4 cup sugar. keep stirring till the sugar dissolves, continue to cook on low flame until the mixture separates from the pan and holds shape.

  • 06

    Add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder and mix well.

  • 07

    Once it becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan to turn off the heat and transfer the peda dough to another bowl and allow it to cool to a temperature such that you can use your hands to knead them.

  • 08

    Once cooled, knead the peda dough until smooth and fluffy.

  • 09

    You can add a little ghee to knead if the peda dough. Divide the dough into small lemon sized balls. Make an impression with the thumb in the center and place a piece of pistachio in the center and serve.

  • 10

    I hope you try these recipes for this Diwali and make me a part of your celebration.



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