Nutritional Facts of Kesar Peda, Calories in Kesar Peda

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one Kesar Peda have?

One Kesar Peda gives 93 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 36 calories, proteins account for 15 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 42 calories.  One Kesar Peda provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

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kesar peda recipe | instant kesar peda | quick and easy peda recipe | kesar mawa peda is a rich Indian sweet which is often enjoyed at festivals across the country. Learn how to make kesar mawa peda.

To make kesar peda, combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl, mix very well and keep aside. Put the mawa in a hot broad non-stick pan and cook on a medium flame for 7 to 8 minutes, while stirring continuously. Transfer the mixture into a thali, spread it evenly and keep aside to cool for 20 minutes. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron-milk mixture and mix gently with hands. Cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes. Mix well and knead into a dough. Divide the mixture into 16 equal portions and shape each portion into a flat round of 376 mm. (1½”) diameter. Place a few saffron strands on each peda and press down gently. Again cling wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours or till the pedas are firm. Serve or store the kesar peda in an air-tight container and refrigerate.

Instant kesar peda has a characteristic opulence about it, with the dominant flavours of saffron and cardamom lacing the intense richness of mava. By using readymade mava we have brought down the cooking time required to make this traditional mithai. You still have to plan ahead when you want to prepare this, as it requires 6 hours of cooling.

To get the perfect colour of quick and easy peda recipe recipe like the ones available in the market, choosing and buying a good quality of saffron is a must. If you wish, you can also add 1 to 2 drops of edible yellow food colour.

This traditional kesar mawa peda charm is sure to please every generation of Indians! Make in advance and sit back and enjoy with your friends and family after a hearty meal and take back sweet memories.

Tips for kesar peda. 1. Store kesar peda in an airtight container in the fridge. Stays good for one week. We have kept some foil at the base to prevent the peda from sticking to the box. 2. Roll each portion into a ball. Then flatten it slightly in between your palms. Shape each portion into a round flat 376 mm. (1½”) diameter circle. You can make a criss cross pattern on the instant mava peda with the help of a knife, fork or thread to make it look good. 3. Mix gently with your hands and our mixture for Kesar Peda is ready. Mixing gently with your hands is important else the ghee from mawa can separate out. 4. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar. We are using powdered sugar as this will spread evenly through the peda. You can increase or decrease the quantity as per your preference. 5. Cover with a cling wrap. Refrigerate the Kesar Peda mixture for 30 minutes. This makes the process of shaping the pedas easier.

You can also try your hand at other saffron based treats like the kesar pista biscuit and Kesari Milk.

Is Kesar Peda healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

Paneer : Paneer or mava is the same thing. Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesPotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure and contraction of blood vessels, resulting in improved heart health and reduced risk of heart attack. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?

What's the problem?

1. Sugar : Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage. To live a healthy life, try and cut sugar which from your diet. It requires a slow and deliberate attempt to do it. Find hidden sugar in packaged foods and drinks and stop having those products. Did you know that a can of your favourite soft drink is estimated to have 1/2 cup of sugar. Refinded carbohydrates like maida, sugar, bread, pasta, noodles and sugar on consumption get stored as unhealthy fat in the body. 

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Kesar Peda?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. Sugar used in the recipe is also called white poison. It is a simple carbohydrate with zero nutritional value. On intake, sugar will cause inflammation of the body which will last for many hours. It will spike your blood sugar level and shut down the fat burning process. This also causes high blood sugar levels in your body. The development of prediabetes comes from uncontrolled eating sugar and refined food products for many years and the classic symptom is if you have excess belly fat. This leads to diabetes and further onwards to heart attack, high blood pressure, strokes, impotence and kidney damage.

What is a healthier Indian dessert option ?

We suggest you try low fat gajjar halwa recipe which uses dates as a sweetener and low fat milk which works well for diabetics. Make oats and mixed nuts ladoo recipe which is sweetened by jaggery or oats and dates kheer

Oats and Dates Kheer, Healthy Indian Dessert Without Sugar

Oats and Dates Kheer, Healthy Indian Dessert Without Sugar

Try a jowar based Indian dessert which is s a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. The jowar apple sheera recipe is made with the addition of cows milk and apples and sweetened with honey.

Can healthy individuals have Kesar Peda?

No, stay away from sugar. 

Kesar Peda is high in

1. Calcium : Calcium  is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. Required from kids to adults.

Note : a recipe is deemed high in a Vitamin or mineral if it meets 20% and above the recommended daily allowance based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

How to burn 93 calories that come from one Kesar Peda?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         28  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          9  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         12  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         16  mins
   

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per peda% Daily Values
Energy93 cal5%
Protein3.6 g7%
Carbohydrates9 g3%
Fiber0 g0%
Fat4.7 g7%
Cholesterol0.1 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A27.3 mcg1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.1 mg9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C1.1 mg3%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)0 mcg0%
MINERALS
Calcium172.7 mg29%
Iron0 mg0%
Magnesium0.1 mg0%
Phosphorus76 mg13%
Sodium0.1 mg0%
Potassium0.3 mg0%
Zinc0 mg0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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