Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly

Malai Peda ( Diabetic Recipe)

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Here's the traditional Indian sweet made using a combination of low-fat and full-fat milk, as compared to the other sweets which are made only using low-fat milk.

A combo of both the milk is what gives these pedas its required grainy texture. However, we have used sugar substitute to cut down the calories drastically and to avoid fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Saffron adds its own delightful colour to the pedas and makes them all the more irresistible.

Like all diabetic sweets, these pedas are also best enjoyed occasionally in restricted quantity. They are best used within 3-4 days.

Also try other diabetic friendly Indian sweets like Paneer Kheer and Gajar Halwa .

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Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly recipe - How to make Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     20Makes 20 pedas
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2 cups full-fat milk
2 1/2 cups low-fat milk , 99.7% fat free
2 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp low-fat milk , 99.7% fat free
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
2 tsp warm milk
1/4 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool)
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 1/4 tsp sugar substitute
  1. Combine the cornflour and 1 tbsp low- milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the saffron and 2 tsp of warm milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Combine the citric acid and 1 tbsp of water in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  4. Combine the full-fat milk and low-fat milk in a deep pan and boil on a high flame for 6 to 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Reduce the flame to medium and cook for 25 to 30 minutes or till the milk reduces to half its quantity, while stirring occasionally and scrapping he sides of the pan.
  6. Add the saffron-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the cornflour-milk mixture and citric-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 12 minutes, or till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.
  8. Transfer it to a plate, spread with the help of a flat spatula and keep aside to cool for 30 minutes.
  9. Add the cardamom powder and sugar substitute and mix very well using your fingers.
  10. Divide the mixture into 20 equal portions and shape each portion in between your palms into a flat round.
  11. Serve or store refrigerated in an air-tight container till use.


  1. It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per peda
Energy35 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates2.7 g
Fiber0 g
Fat1.4 g
Cholesterol3.3 mg
Sodium16.8 mg

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Malai Peda, Diabetic Friendly
 on 02 Mar 17 02:55 PM

Malai Peda ( Diabetic Recipe)
 on 14 Jul 16 02:42 PM

I would grade this 9/10. The texture, colour and mouth feel of thie healthy diabetic peda is as good as the peda made with full fat milk. Above all the sugar substitute added instead of sugar, lends a good amount of sweetness without any after taste.
Malai Peda ( Diabetic Recipe)
 on 13 Jan 15 08:44 PM