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.
Do try this rich, indulgent, mildly sweet fudge. I am sure you will love it.
Khoya – 2 cups
Sugar – ½ cup
Cardamom powder – a small pinch
Ghee – 1-2 tsp
- 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
- Add sugar and mix well
- Keep stirring for for 10-12 minutes until it comes together
- Add cardamom powder and mix well
- Let it cool for a few minutes
- 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
- Serve immediately or store in air tight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days