Mathura ke Pede
Excitement of festivities have gripped the nation and everyone seems drenched in a festive mood. On this occasion, people are busy preparing a wide assortment of sweets and savory snacks. Same applies to me as well, Diwali fever has caught up with me and my kitchen is all set to prepare last minute sweets for tomorrow. Among all the sweets that I relish, pedas are my all time favorite after ladoos; but not just any pedas – it has to be Mathura ka peda – yum and super delicious.
Traditional mathura ke pedas are small and irregular in size, neither they are round nor flatten (like doodh pedas) and have a thin coating of sugar on top. Had the opportunity of eating these pedas in “Nathdwara, an abode of Lord Krishna”. A sweet shop in Nathdwara, famous for its delicacies, served yummy pedas. These pedas are very addictive and I can bet no one can stop at one!
RECIPE DETAIL – Key ingredients in this recipe is Mawa/khoya and sugar. I have used microwavable mawa made from ricotta cheese. Mix mawa- sugar together and keep stirring continuously on low flame, mawa should not burn or stick to the bottom of the pan. When sugar is added, mawa/khoya will melt completely and become watery. Keep stirring the mixture until it thickens & starts leaving the sides of the pan. It will take full 30 minutes to get a deep rich brown color. Add milk and cook until it forms a smooth, round dough ball.
Set the mixture aside until it is comfortable to touch. Roll it like ladoos or shape it like pedas, roll in superfine sugar and enjoy. Bet you just can’t resist them! This is my fail proof recipe and if the steps are followed correctly, you really can’t go wrong with it.