Malia Peda


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The malai peda(khoya) is a peda recipe which can be prepared within minutes. An Indian dessert delicacy, malai pedas are prepared from condensed milk mixed with milk powder and sugar .Serve malai pedas(made from khoya) garnished with crushed nuts.

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Malia Peda recipe - How to make Malia Peda

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1 cup low fat milk
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 tsp citric acid (nimbu ka phool)
2 tsp levelled cornflour
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
4 sachets of sugar substitute

For the garnish
1 tsp chopped pistachios (optional) or a few saffron (kesar) strands

  1. Keep 4 teaspoons of milk aside and boil the remaining milk in a heavy bottomed pan, stirring throughout, until it reduces to half.
  2. Warm the saffron in a small vessel, add 4 teaspoons of milk and rub until the saffron dissolves.
  3. Add to the boiling milk.
  4. Mix the citric acid in 3 teaspoons of water.
  5. Add this mixture very gradually to the boiling milk until it curdles slightly.
  6. This may require anything from half to the entire quantity of the citric acid mixture.
  7. Mix the cornflour in the balance 4 teaspoons of milk and add to the boiling mixture.
  8. Continue stirring till the mixture becomes thick and resembles khoya.
  9. Add the cardamom powder and mix well. allow to cool.
  10. Add the sugar substitute and mix well.
  11. Shape into 7 small balls and serve, garnished saffron or pistachio.

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This recipe was contributed by viranj on 18 May 2002

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