Soft unsweetened khoya-1.10 lb or 500gms (store-bought)
Powdered Sugar- 0.44 lb or 200gms
cardamom – 1tsp
saffron -12 to 15 strands
milk – 1 tbsp
Heat 1 tbsp of milk in a microwave safe bowl for 15 seconds and add the saffron strands and keep aside.
Crumble the khoya and mix it with powdered sugar in a nonstick pan on medium heat.
Keep stirring until it forms a thick mass (approx 7-8 minutes) Add cardamom powder.
Then add the milk along with the strands and mix well. Turn off the heat. Any of these two methods could be followed :
1:If cutting them into squares or diamond shape-Grease a heatproof plate with 1/4 tsp ghee or clarified butter, spread the mixture and cut them into desired shapes when warm.
2: If making them into round shape-Let the mixture cool for few minutes. Make them into small 1-2 inch rounds with your hands (by pinching 1-2 inch mixture from the lump and gently rolling them in between your palms), when they are still warm.
Garnish with few pistachios and saffron strands and serve.
20 thoughts on “Kesar Peda”
Lovely and mouthwatering to look at peda. Excellent pics.
Shall lookout for the khoya and tried out this delicious sweet.
Thank you.. Yeah give it a try..
They look so pretty!
Looks delicious, btw, can i use paneer instead of khoya???
Well, using paneer will yield you a different sweet called kalakand 🙂 and the process varies. Pedas are excusively made of khoya or khoa (which are thickened form of milk and you can try buying them in any indian store). Khoya can be prepared at home too (very simple but time consuming).
These look so cute, round and delicious 😀
What a beautiful dessert!
Such a cute dessert Deepti…like the way you presented…
Hope you are having a wonderful week 😀
Deepti, what a very pretty and interesting treat of a dessert – I had never heard of the ingredient khoya and I love to visit blogs and learn about new ingredients and recipes. Wonderful recipe, great pictures, thank you for posting and for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment!
Thanks Andrea! Khoya is prepared by thickening the milk by heating in an open iron pan. Its has array of uses especially in indian sweets. Many people prefer to buy as the process of making khoya is laborious and time consuming…
Sooo yummyyyyy making me reallyyyyy hungryyy.. Lovely presentation