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Saffron and Cardamom Peda Recipe

Saffron and Cardamom Peda is a popular Indian Dessert
Author :
On :
Tuesday, 23 September, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stir Fry Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4.5 based on 100 votes


  • 1 tbsp - Ghee
  • 2 cups - Crumbled Paneer (home made cottage cheese)
  • 1 can - Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup - Full Cream Milk powder
  • 1 cup - Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp - Saffron
  • 1 tsp - Cardamom powder
  • To Garnish:
  • 2 tsp - Powdered Pistachio nuts
  • How to Make Saffron and Cardamom Peda:

    1. Heat ghee in a medium size non-stick pan.
    2. Add crumbled paneer. Cook on low heat for 10 mins, stirring and mashing continuously.
    3. Add evaporated milk, milk powder, sugar, saffron and cardamom powder. Stir.
    4. Cook uncovered on medium low heat for 15 to 20 mins, or till the mixture becomes very thick, and starts to leave the sides of the pan.
    5. Remove from heat. Cool. Cover with cling wrap.
    6. Refrigerate for 30 mins.
    7. Form into 24 smooth balls.
    8. Using the thumb, lightly press a little powdered pistachio nuts in the centre of each ball. Keep refrigerated.
    9. Serve when it comes back to room temperature.


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