How to Make Kesari Malai Peda- Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Kesari Malai Peda

Malai Peda is a popular variety among the various types of pedas famous throughout the Indian subcontinent. Peda is generally prepared in thick semi soft pieces using khoa, sugar, saffrons etc. Curdling condensed milk turns it into richly textured khoa, which when flavoured with cardamom and saffron becomes an aromatic dessert that’s irresistible. The amazing texture and succulent mouth-feel make it popular among kids too.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 16 People  30 Minutes  10 Minutes


  • 4 cups milk
  • A few strands of saffron
  • A pinch of citric acid
  • 2 tsp (teaspoons) cornflour, dissolved in 2 tbsp(tablespoons) of milk
  • ¼ tsp green cardamom powder
  • 10 tsps artificial sweetener powder
  • 8 almonds, chopped


Step 1

Bring milk to a boil in a deep pan and simmer till it reduces to half its original quantity. Add saffron and mix well.

Step 2

Mix citric acid in two teaspoons of water and add to the thickened milk.

Step 3

Add dissolved cornflour and stir continuously till the mixture thickens.

Step 4

Add green cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 5

Take pan off the heat and stir in artificial sweetener powder and set aside to cool.

Step 6

Divide the mixture into eight equal portions and shape them into round pedas.

Step 7

Sprinkle almonds over the pedas and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size   2 no

Calories  135 Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5g 11% Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 8% Protein 5g
Vitamin A 3% Calcium 24%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs

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