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kesar peda recipe | instant peda recipe | peda with mawa / Khoya with step by step photos and video recipe. simple and easy sweet recipe with mawa and sugar without condensed milk.

kesar peda is one of the easy and most favorite sweet by everyone. There are some important things to note while making peda which should taste very similar to bakery / sweet shop ones. 

kesar peda recipe
  • the peda should not be very very smooth unlike halwa. it has to be slightly granulated that you can enjoy peda as like in sweets shops. 
  • the peda have to stay in shape rather than being slouch that is going shapeless before you eat them. 

to get the first point right, we have to add the powdered sugar only after the mawa/khoya is cooled down completely else the sugar will melt completely and give a super smooth texture. if you prefer it that way, you can add sugar straight on to the pan. to achieve the second point we refrigerate the peda once its done until it is firm enough and then serve ! it tends to thicken once cooled. 

kesar peda recipe

instant peda recipe with mawa / khoya

kesar peda recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes


  • 1.5 tbsp ghee
  • 200 gms khoya
  • 1 pinch saffron threads
  • 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 10-12 whole nuts of your choice


  • firstly crumble mawa and keep it ready. also soak the saffron threads in warm milk. 
  • add ghee to the pan and add the khoya to it. 
  • stir until it melts and becomes lump free. now add the saffron soaked milk and mix well. 
  • when it is little stiff, transfer it to the bowl and let it cool completely. 
  • add powdered sugar to it and mix well to make it a dough. 
  • apply ghee on hands and scoop out a small portion. make balls and flatten it. make a small dent in center. 
  • place the nuts in center. refrigerate it for an hour before you serve. 


peda recipe with khoya

1.add ghee to a pan preferably non stick and add the crumbled khoya/mawa to it. 

kesar peda recipe

2. keep mixing it until it starts melting and combines together lump free. 

kesar peda recipe

3. soak the saffron threads in warm milk for 10 minutes and add it to the Khoya. 

kesar peda recipe

4. transfer it to the bowl and let it cool completely. add powdered sugar to it and mix well to form a sticky but stiff dough. if the mawa is hot, then the sugar will melt and gives a shapeless mawa. 

kesar peda recipe

5. grease both your hands with ghee and scoop a portion. 

kesar peda recipe

6. make rounds and flatten it. press in the center to place the dry fruit.  

kesar peda recipe

7. take the sliced dry fruit of your choice and press it in the center. 

kesar peda recipe

8. prepare the entire dough and press it with fork all over to make marks or use a peda stamper if you have one. 

kesar peda recipe

9. refrigerate for an hour and then serve!  

kesar peda recipe
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