Malai Pedas

Malai Pedas

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Traditional pedas made of khoya and sugar.

Malai Pedas recipe - How to make Malai Pedas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     18Makes 18 pedas.
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1 ltr milk
100 gms sugar
2 pinches of citric acid (nimbu ka phool)
4 tsp milk
1 tsp levelled, cornflour
4 to 5 cardamoms (elaichi), powdered

For decoration
a few blanched and chopped almonds (badam)
a few blanched and chopped pistachios

  1. Boil the milk in a vessel, stirring throughout until it becomes half in quantity.
  2. Add the sugar and boil again for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the citric acid in 3 teaspoons of water. Add this mixture very gradually to the boiling milk until it curdles slightly. This may require anything from half to the entire quantity of the citric acid mixture.
  4. Warm the saffron in a small vessel, add 2 teaspoons of milk and rub in until the saffron dissolves. Add to the boiling milk.
  5. Mix the cornflour in 2 teaspoons milk and add to the boiling milk.
  6. Go on cooking and stirring till the mixture becomes thick.
  7. Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Allow to cool.
  8. Shape the mixture into 18 small balls.

  1. Place in paper cups, decorate with the almonds and pistachios and serve.
Nutrient values per
Energy100 cal
Protein2.8 g
Carbohydrates8.8 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat4.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A91.9 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.1 mg
Vitamin C0.6 mg
Folic Acid3.8 mcg
Calcium122.5 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium10.8 mg
Potassium51.8 mg
Zinc0 mg


Malai Pedas
 on 21 Feb 13 03:21 PM

This is very good sweet to taste. Softness of the peda turned very goood......
Malai Pedas
 on 21 Sep 12 06:15 PM

An excellent sweet. We all loved the taste very much. But I couldn't make turned out to be malai barfi :) Please suggest some tips to make proper round pedhas.
Malai Pedas
 on 10 Aug 12 06:29 AM

This is an excellent recipe ... for KALAKAND, not peda! An authentic peda recipe should have only khoya (reduced milk) or shortcuts in the form of condensed milk and milk powder. The addition of citric acid followed by reducing milk makes it Kalakand. I'm taking off 1 star for the incorrect name but giving it 4 stars for its delicious taste.