Coconut Malai Peda is a delicately flavored coconut sweet made with milk solids. It is incredibly delicious, super nutty and a perfect way to satisfy your sweet cravings!!
Fall is a very joyous time in India. The heat wave and monsoon have crossed the nation and the festival season is about to begin.
So what does that mean?
It means its time for mouthwatering sweets, treats, decorations, fun-frolic, and extravagant feasts. It’s by far, my favorite time of the year!
Festivals in India are incomplete without sweets. Desserts/mithai on a celebration is a mandatory part of Indian culture.
Therefore to celebrate the onset of festival season, I have just the perfect recipe for you today – Coconut Malai Peda!
This melt-in-your-mouth pedas has an intense coconut flavor and a fantastic texture.
Coconut lovers this one is exclusively for you. 🙂
WONDERING WHAT IS PEDA?
Peda is a small disc-shaped-sweet from the Indian subcontinent.
The word Peda is generically used to define a fudge-type-cookie made with milk solids/milk powder, sugar and some flavorings like cardamom, rose, pistachio, and saffron.
These delicious treats are also assigned the following names – Pedha, Pera or Penda(in Gujarat). No matter what you call it, peda is a must-have sweet for any joyous celebration.
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!
This nutty and delectable coconut malai peda requires –
- 5 simple ingredients and
- 20 minutes of your time.
And I promise it will soon be one of your favorites for all the festivals and celebrations.
Combine all the ingredients in a heavy bottomed pan. Add cream and cook until the mixture starts to come together like dough. Take it off the flame.
Allow it to cool. The mixture will become firm as it cools.
When it is comfortable to touch, knead the dough with your hands for 4-5 minutes. This step is important because it will get rid of all the lumps that are formed during cooking the mixture and result in smoothly textured pedas.
Grease your hands and take about a golf ball size of dough and roll it into your hands. Flatten the ball. Your peda is ready, repeat the process with rest of the mixture.
These pedas will be loved by almost everyone, regardless of age or gender.
This festival season do give these pedas a try and if you happen to make it then share a yum picture or leave a comment below. Would love to hear from you.
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Coconut Malai Peda
- 2 cups Milk Powder
- 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 cup Milk/Cream
- 1/4 cup Ghee/Clarified Butter
- 1/2 cup Desiccated unsweetend Cococut
- - - Saffron strands
- - - Cardamom Powder to sprinkle on top
- In a large bowl combine milk powder, coconut, and powdered sugar in a bowl. Knead it with your hands to combine.
- Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the above mixture. Mix it well.
- Add cream and cook until the mixture starts to come together like dough (7-9 minutes). Maintain the heat at the low-medium setting. This mixture can get burned pretty easily so please be very careful and keep stirring. The cooked mixture will be grainy at this point. No worries, take it off the flame.
- Allow it to cool. The mixture will become firm as it cools. When it's comfortable to touch, knead the dough until its smooth and no longer grainy.
- Grease your hands and take about a golf ball size of dough and roll it into your hands. Flatten the ball.
- Your peda is ready, repeat the process with rest of the mixture. Garnish with saffron strands and cardamom powder. Can stay well in the refrigerator for 1week.