Kesar Peda

Kesar Peda
 Kesar Peda
Kesar Peda is a delicious melt in mouth Indian sweet/mithai made of cottage cheese (chenna/paneer) and khoya ( evaporated milk).
It won't be an exaggeration if I say that these simple and easy to make fragrant and flavorful Pedas are an instant hit not only with adults but are equally loved by kids.

My family loved them to the core. I am sure you will also love them. Waiting to hear your feedback :)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
Makes:11-12 pedas


Chenna/Paneer - 100 gms ( home made)
Khoya - 100 gms
Sugar - 3/4th Cup
Saffron - 15-20 strands ( Soaked in 1/4th cup of warm Milk )
Green cardamoms - 8-9(seeds only) Crushed coarsely 
Kewra Essence- 1/2 teaspoon
Almond and Pistachio slivers for garnishing
Silver foil for garnishing (Optional)


In a heavy bottom pan, add Chenna and Khoya and cook on medium heat till it starts to leave the sides of the pan and gets mixed well and starts forming a lump.
Keep stirring continuously.
Add crushed cardamoms,saffron soaked in milk and sugar and cook till all the moisture dries.
Keep stirring to avoid burning.
Add in the kewra essence and mix well.
Cook until the mixture forms a soft dough and starts leaving the pan.
Remove the pan from heat.
Let the mixture cool.
When the mixture comes to warm temperature and is easy to handle knead the mixture nicely with the heels of your hands until it is smooth and glossy.
Now, divide the mixture in to equal portions and shape in the form of round pedas or as you like.
Garnish with Almond and Pistachio slivers and Saffron.
You can put some Silver foil too on the Pedas to give that rich festive feel.
(Malai Peda stays well easily for 3-4 days in a clean airtight container in refrigerator)