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Nov 8, 2015

Kesar Peda Recipe | Kesar Doodh Peda | Saffron Flavored Milk Peda Recipe - Easy and Quick Diwali Sweet Recipe

Kesar Peda Recipe
Kesar Peda Recipe with step by step photos. Just a day for Diwali and hope everyone is busy with Diwali preparations. I have started mine and this year I prepared Boondi Ladoo, Thenkuzhal, Ribbon Pakoda and planned to make few more sweets and snacks tomorrow. Today's recipe is a simple and quick sweet recipe, Kesar Peda / Saffron Flavored Milk Peda. I followed my Doodh Peda recipe and extra I added some milk & Saffron strands. Milk and saffron gave nice flavor and smooth and soft texture to the peda and the it turned out so good. Here, I used Milk Mawa Powder but you can also use milk powder(full fat or low fat milk powder).

Kesar Doodh Peda
Kesar Peda Recipe
Prep Time : 2 Minutes | Cook Time : 10-12 minutes
Recipe Category :  Sweets
Makes 10 Pedas
  1. Milk powder or Mava Powder    1 cup 
  2. Sugar       1 cup*
  3. Cardamom Powder     1/4 tsp
  4. Butter    2 tbsp
  5. Milk   2 tbsp
  6. Safron Strands  10-15 no.s
  7. Yellow Food Color   a pinch
  8. Pistachios or any nuts   for garnishing
First warm milk in microwave for 30 seconds or to the warm milk add saffron strands and let it rest.
Heat a non stick vessel or heavy bottomed kadai, add 3 tbsp water and sugar stir well.
Cook till sugar get completely dissolved, no need to get any string consistency just bring it to rolling boil.
Then add milk or mawa powder, milk, butter, food color and stir well.
Now the mixture will be thin and liquidy, keep stirring in medium heat until the mixture turns thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
To check the right consistency, grease ur hand and pinch a small portion and roll it, it should roll without sticky.
Once it is done add cardamom powder mix well and switch off the stove.
Allow the mixture to cool down, when it is slightly warm grease your hand pinch a lime sized portion, then make small balls and flatten gently and garnish with nuts.
That's it...delicious Kesar Pead ready to serve.
*Sugar quantity can be adjusted and you can also use up to 3/4 cup, I have tried with used 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tbsp water.
You can also use tutti frutti to garnish the peda. Initially the peda dough will be loose but after cooling it gets thick, just knead it few minutes and shape into pedas.
Kesar Peda

Kesar Peda Recipe


  1. looks yum! tempting too much Sangee.. Happy diwali

  2. chewy n delicious fudge,love the color of pedas..yummmy ones!!
    Happy Diwali,Sangee to u n family :)

  3. Kesar peda looks delicious.. Lovely share
    Advance Diwali Wishes Sangeetha

    Sowmia - Sowmia's Galley

  4. pedas look so tempting. Happy Diwali

  5. THat just looks so yummy and reading made me droool even ...


  6. Yummy Peda for Diwali celebration.

    Happy Diwali Wishes to you and family Sangee !


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