Dharwad Peda

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Dharwad Peda Traditional Indian Sweet Peda, Peda (Gujarati) or Pera is very famous Indian Sweet.. It is soft thick peice of khoya, flavoured with cardamom seeds , pistachios, dry nuts and saffron with bura(healthy sugar). Peda may be creamy white to caramel in color. The word Peda is also used for peice of dough substance, such as khoya or flour. Peda is mainly originate in the city of Mathura, present in Uttar Pradesh. But now from Uttarpradesh it spread to many parts of the India. Thakur Ram Ratan Singh of lucknow, who migrated to Dharwad (in present day Karnataka) in 1850's introduced pedas there. Pedas are used as Prasadam after ladies in many religious activities. Traditionally in Dharwad Peda milk is cooked down and sweetned appropriately to take on luxurious taste. Than thicken mass is rolled in powdered sugar..All I say awesome in taste..
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Served AsSnacks
Servings 5


  • Full fat milk 1 lt.
  • sugar/tagar/boora 1/2 cup
  • 8-10 crushed cardamom seeds
  • Ghee 3-4 tbsp
  • Sour curd or dahi 1 tbsp
  • Vinegar 1/2 tsp
  • Milk 1/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar 4 tbsp for coated peda


  • First we will maje fresh paneer. First boil milk in a heavy bottom pan. In a bowl add curd add vinegar add little water and mix well.when it boils add curd mixture..When milk started curdle and whey start separate switch off the flame.
  • Let it cool..Strain paneer in muslin cloth pour cold water over it so that sourness comes out. sqeeze all water from paneer and keep it aside.
  • In a pan add paneer when all water evaporate add sugar, little milk and cardamom powder mix well. Grind it in smooth paste.
  • Now heat a pan pour this paste in pan .Keep stirring mixture on low flame..Now keep patience and keep stirring.
  • If mixture seems dry add milk add 1 tbsp ghee.keep stirring..
  • Add rest ghee and milk .Mix well .Keep stirring .When mixture seems brown in color and dough like consistency turn off the gas..
  • Keep it out in plate.let it cool a bit.. knead the Peda dough..Take lemon size ball out of it. Give your desire shape to Peda.
  • Roll it in powdered sugar or boora. Dharwad milk Peda ready to bhog..


Adjust sugar as per your taste..For more health benefits use tagaar or boora  or brown sugar. This recipe can be make with mawa or khoya too.

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