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Malai Peda

Malai Peda is delicious melt in mithai fudge of cottage cheese (chenna) and khowa ( evaporated milk). These delectable pedas will be loved by adults as well as kids. Making sweets at home is such a pleasure and a feeling of contentment especially when you get the compliment that nothing is as best than home made sweets. Yeah! this is what I earned from my hubby after he had this elegant beauties.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 nos
Calories: 61kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 2 litres full cream milk
  • 200 gms Khova
  • 5-6 tablespoon sugar ( you may add more)
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • few drops of rose essence
  • 1-2 tablespoon vinegar
  • Slivered pistachios and saffron for garnish


  • In a heavy bottom pan, bring milk to boil. Simmer and reduce milk to ¾. Collect the Malai (cream)from the top of the milk and keep it aside
  • Now, gradually add vinegar and stir gently and milk will curdle.
  • Once all the whey is out, strain the whey ( Do not squeeze it the curdled milk) 90% percent whey should be strained. If little is left back, its absolutely fine.
  • Now, put back the pan with curdled milk ( chenna) on the medium flame. and cook until you see whey getting dried up. Keep stirring to avoid burning
  • Add crushed khova/ mawa and mix well Cook until mixture starts forming lump
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar and rose essence and mix well
  • Cook until the mixture forms a soft dough and starts leaving the pan.
  • Transfer the mixture on the plate and allow it to cool.
  • When mixture has reached warm temperature ( you can easily handle), knead it with the heels of your palm such that mixture softens, smoothens and your hands become greasy.
  • Now, divide the mixture in to equal small balls and shape in the form of peda or you like
  • Garnish with with pistachios and saffron
  • Serve as and when required


Malai Peda stays well easily for 4-5 days in a clean airtight container under refrigeration
Strained can be further used for kneading the dough or in cooking.


Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 133mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 0.1mg