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Kesar Peda Recipe

Updated on April 21, 2013
Kesar Peda
Kesar Peda

Kesar Peda

Kesar Peda is a milk-based Indian sweet which is made by simmering milk and adding saffron, cardamom and sugar. The sweet Kesar Peda evokes many good feelings among Indians. It is a symbol of celebration during festivals, the birth of a child, marriage and so on. This milky fudge is everyone’s favorite. In Gujarat, you find a huge variety of pedas and each of them has a distinct flavor and taste.

Time required to make Kesar Peda

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: Serves six people

Ingredients required to make Kesar Peda

  • 1 litre Milk (full cream)
  • A few Saffron Strands (Kesar)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • Two pinches of citric acid
  • 4 tsp of Milk
  • I tsp level of Corn Flour
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom or Elaichi Powder
  • 3 tps Water
  • Few Almonds (chopped)
  • Few Pistachios (chopped)

Method of making Kesar Peda

  1. Boil the milk (1 ltr) in a heavy-bottomed pan and keep stirring the milk until it becomes half the quantity.
  2. Warm the saffron in a tiny cup and add 2 tsps of milk and then rub it until the saffron dissolves. Add this to the boiling milk.
  3. Add the sugar and cook for a further five minutes.
  4. Mix the citric acid in three tsps of water in a cup. Add this mixture very slowly to the boiling milk until it curdles a little.
  5. Mix the corn flour in the remaining 2 tsps of milk and then add to the boiling milk.
  6. Continue to stir the milk until it becomes very thick and looks like khoya.
  7. Add the cardamom powder and then mix well. Allow the mixture to cool down.
  8. Shape the mixture into eighteen small balls.
  9. Place these balls in paper cups, and decorate with chopped almonds and pistachios and then serve them to family and friends.

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4.5 stars from 12 ratings of the delicious sweet Kesar Peda

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      I really shouldn't read your Hubs before bed, Vacation Trip ... they make so hungry! The flavors and method of cooking are so interesting that I am anxious to try it and share with my family.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love this photo. Looks yummy.

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      SABA 4 years ago from Dubai, UAE

      Nice recipe!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Annie for liking my hub so much. Kesar Peda is indeed very tasty and one would love to eat it as much as one can. So do make this for your family and have sweet time.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks peachpurple. It not only looks yummy but also taste very delicious.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Saba for your comment.

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      luna Chakraborty 4 years ago from santiniketan

      Hi

      Awesome recipe, i just love it,thanks for sharing.

      one small question if i do not have citric acid then what i can use?

      Thumps Up :)

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Hi Santiniketan, Thanks for liking my recipe and your vote. You can use lemon juice instead of citric acid.

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      Indian Chef 4 years ago from New Delhi India

      I like all kind of sweets.. Add keser to it and my mouth becomes a tap. Very good hub.. rated 5

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Indian Chef for rating 5 my hub. Yes by adding kesar to sweets it enhances the taste and the flavor of the sweet.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Oh man - this looks so decadent! I will certainly be printing this one off!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks shiningirisheyes for stopping by and commenting.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Susan, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful recipes. Can you also tell us something about your culture, to help us learn more about India?

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for stopping by aviannovice. Hope you had gone through other recipes of mine as well. I am from India, I will give you links to some good hubs to know more about India;

      https://hubpages.com/education/Ancient-Indus-Valle... This is the first civilization in the Indian Sub-continent.

      https://hubpages.com/education/The-Mauryan-Empire... This is the first empire in the Indian sub-continent.

      http://dilipchandra12.hubpages.com/hub/Religious-F... There are several festivals in India, They bring out the uniqueness of Indian culture.

      https://hubpages.com/travel/Amazing-India... Find here best Cities and Places in India.

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      These are so pretty and they sound delicious. Your method of preparation is easy to follow and well explained. I love fudge and sweets and your pictures truly make this look appetizing.

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Thank you PegCole17 for stopping by and commenting. Kesar Peda is a very delicious sweet and one of my favorite.

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