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Instant peda with milk powder

Instant peda Recipe

Instant Kesar Peda recipe with milk powder in 10 minutes. You can make this quick and instant Peda recipe without condensed milk and without khoya or mawa. When you want some quick sweet mithai recipe for the festivals make this kesar Peda instantly.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: indian cuisine
Keyword: 20 Minutes, dessert, mithai, peda
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 peda
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • cupMilk:
  • cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 10-12 saffron
  • 1 teaspoon pistachio


  • First Soak 10-15 strands of Saffron in 2 tablespoons of water. Keep it aside.
  • * Next in a non-stick pan add ⅓ cup milk and add 1.5 cup milk powder. Mix and make a smooth mixture.
  • * Take care that there should be no lumps.
  • * Now place this pan over low heat and keep it stirring for 4-5 minutes till mixture thickens.
  • * Now switch of the heat and add powdered sugar, cardamom powder and ghee.
  • * Mix and stir well.
  • * Switch on heat and cook on slow for one minute till everything gets incorporated and a homogenised mix is formed.

Shaping Peda

  • * Remove the mixture from the pan to a plate. Now apply a bit of ghee on your hands, take a small portion of the milk solids mixture and roll it into a ball shape.
  • * Make balls from all the milk solid mixture. You can make approximately 14-15 balls.
  • * Place these balls on a plate and press either with Peda stamp or the back of a glass to mark the design impression.
  • * If you do not have peda stamp you can simply make a thumb impression and garnish with chopped pistachios.
  • * Allow them to cool and enjoy these delicious sweet Kesar Peda.



  • Do not skip ghee it adds nice texture to kesar peda recipe.
  • Shape Peda while milk solids are still warm once milk solidifies after cooling down it is difficult to shape them.
  • Always soak saffron in water for maximum flavour and beautiful colour.
  • Soaking saffron in milk does not release it’s maximum flavour. I always use this trick that I learned from a saffron trader in Dubai’s spice souk.


Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg