Mathura Peda


 

On a lazy Sunday afternoon, the husband was watching a travel show on TV on Mathura. After covering the famous Sri Krishna temple and the rustic streets of the beautiful city, they showed how a local street vendor made the very famous Mathura Peda. Now, the Mathura peda is not new to us. It is very famous all over India and obviously, we have eaten it countless times in India. But making it at home never crossed my mind really. The husband was very keen to eat some homemade Mathura peda and I gave in. I have made it quite a few times since then, and they have turned out delicious every single time.

Mathura peda is made with just two ingredients – khoya and sugar. Homemade khoya tastes best with this dish. I have shared the recipe of making khoya at home earlier.

Do try this rich, indulgent, mildly sweet fudge. I am sure you will love it.

 

 

Ingredients:

Khoya – 2 cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom powder – a small pinch
Ghee – 1-2 tsp

Method:

  1. In a thick bottom pan, add khoya and stir it well for 10-12 minutes until it turns slightly brown. Take care not to burn it
  2. Add sugar and mix well
  3. Keep stirring for for 10-12 minutes until it comes together
  4. Add cardamom powder and mix well
  5. Let it cool for a few minutes
  6. Grease your hands with ghee. Pinch out a small portion and shape it into a flat disc. Make sure the mixture is cool enough to handle, but still has some warmth
  7. Serve immediately or store in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days

 

In a thick bottom pan, add khoya and stir it well for 10-12 minutes until it turns slightly brown

In a thick bottom pan, add khoya and stir it well for 10-12 minutes until it turns slightly brown

 

Add sugar

Add sugar

 

Mix the sugar well

Mix the sugar well

 

Keep stirring for for 10-12 minutes until it comes together

Keep stirring for for 10-12 minutes until it comes together

 

Add cardamom powder and mix well

Add cardamom powder and mix well

 

Let it cool for a few minutes

Let it cool for a few minutes

 

Grease your hands with ghee. Pinch out a small portion and shape it into a flat disc

Grease your hands with ghee. Pinch out a small portion and shape it into a flat disc

 

Peda ready to be served

Peda ready to be served

 

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