Khoya peda

Khoya peda, one of the easiest to make Indian sweet which tastes delicious and is almost mandatory in every festival. I make khoya peda every year on Diwali and sometimes on other occasions as well. The recipe below is made with readymade khoya (used milky mist). I usually make khoya at home using full cream or cows milk, it takes about one hour (or even more) to make khoya at home using milk. You have to boil the milk till it becomes thick and then finally khoya. It’s quite an effort but definitely worth it. Now that I am a mother, I struggle to find time to make everything from scratch so sometimes I do get readymade stuff and cook. There is hardly any compromise in taste though 🙂

My son is quite fond of sweets, so I try my best to make sweets at home for him. He loves peda too just like me. Mr. Husband is not fond of sweets so it’s just the two of us who finish off the sweets at home (not complaining) ;). Ok without any more talking, let me quickly share the recipe of khoya peda with stepwise pictures below.


200 gms mawa/khoya (unsweetened)
1 tsp ghee
2 tbsp milk
2 to 3 tbsp sugar (adjust as per your preference)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder


In a nonstick pan, take ghee, add milk along with grated khoya (used milky mist khoya). Keep the flame in low. Mix everything well. The mixture will change its consistency, it will become creamy. Keep stirring continuously, once the mixture thickens, add sugar, mix and keep stirring till the mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan and is thick enough. Avoid overcooking otherwise, pedas will turn very hard after cooling down. Take out the mixture in a plate once done and let it cool down a little. Once the mixture is cool enough, roll them in the desired shape and serve.


*Peda can be stored in the refrigerator for almost one week (depends on the climate as well)
* 200gms is approx 1.5 cups grated mawa.

Also Diwali is near, you might want to check try these easy to make coconut laddoo and mawa cake recipe.

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