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Indian sweets mark a celebration or festive occasion and I’m going to show you how easy it is to make one of the most popular sweets –  Kesar Peda. Like any recipe there are many different ways to making this and the end result is a fresh tasting fudge that you simply cannot resist. In this recipe, I’m going to be making my peda with fresh paneer, milk powder and saffron strands for colour and aroma. Screen Shot 2015-11-04 at 12.45.14 PM

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This recipe was inspired by Manjula ji whose videos I have been watching for a while. I really admire the fact that we have wonderful people like her who can pass down these wonderful recipes so they are not lost with the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Kesar Peda


  • 4 cups + 1/3 cup whole fat milk
  • 1/4 cup Juice of one lemon + some water
  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk powder
  • Saffron strands
  • 1/4 tsp crushed cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup superfine sugar


  1. Bring the 4 cups of milk to the boil and add the lemon juice and water
  2. Once curdled, strain in a cheese cloth, squeeze out the water and leave the soft paneer to cool
  3. In a saute pan, heat the butter and add the 1/3 cup of milk and pinch of saffron strands
  4. Add the milk powder and mix
  5. Add the soft paneer
  6. Using the back of a spatula press down the mixture to remove lumps, keep stirring for 10 - 13 minutes till it has the consistency of dough
  7. Remove and spread on a plate toll completely cool
  8. Add the cardamom powder and sugar and knead till it comes together
  9. Divide and roll into flat peda shapes
  10. Garnish with a whole pistachio