Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

India’s largest state, the Uttar Pradesh is famous for variety of its sweets delicacy, such as petha from Agra, peda from Mathura. Mathura is also famous for birth place of Lord Krishna.

Tomorrow the India and world is celebrating Krishna jayanti or Janmashtami, its occasion to make kesar elaichi peda, which can be made with only three essential ingredients the Khoa, the sugar and the ghee, all other are optional to enhance the delicacy.

Ingredients:

  • Khoa/Mawa: 200 gm
  • Ghee (Clearfield butter): 3-4 tablespoon
  • Powder Sugar/sugar Bura: 50-75 gm (as per your taste)
  • Saffron: 1 pinch
  • Pistachios: 1 tablespoon
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.

Preparation:

  1. Slice thinly the Pistachios, keep aside.
  2. Peel off green cardamom, make powder, and keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a wide mouth heavy bottom pan, put 3 table spoon of ghee in the pan, Put Khoa into the pan stir continuously on medium low flame, and keep stirring.
  2. After 8-9 minutes its color starts to change to brown in, add saffron (see the photo). Don’t forget to stir continuously; after 4-5 minutes add cardamom powder; stir couple of minutes it starts to become grainy, put off the flame. Let it cool to a bit higher than room temperature.
  3. Add powder sugar, stir and mix well, peda dough is ready to shape.
  4. Divide this peda dough into 9-10 equal parts, size depends upon your choice, make them ball and slightly press in the centre with your thumb.
  5. Garnish with pistachios and saffron.
  6.  Note: if you mix the sugar while khoya is hot then it will make khoya softer and you will not be able to make peda.
Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

Ingredients

Ingredients

Put Khoa

Put Khoa

continuously

continuously

add saffron

add saffron

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

stir continuously

add cardamom powder

add cardamom powder

 peda dough

peda dough

Add powder sugar

Add powder sugar

Divide this peda dough

Divide this peda dough

make them ball

make them ball

slightly press in the centre

slightly press in the centre

Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

Kesar elaichi peda (saffron cardamom sweets/peda)

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