How to make Parval Pedas

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Parval, Kesri Peda

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Parval Pedas

Parval Pedas Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 1.30-2 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Parval Pedas Recipe

  • Parval 8 large

  • Kesri Peda 16

  • Lime water 5 cups

  • Almonds 6-8

  • Pistachios 6-8

  • Cashewnuts 6-8

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Silver warq 2 sheets


Step 1

Wash and peel parvals. Slit them from one side and gently remove seeds taking care that the parvals remain intact. Prick each parval with a needle or knife-tip and put in limewater and allow to stand for three to four hours.

Step 2

Blanch almonds and pistachios in one cup of hot water, peel and cut them into slivers. Roughly chop the cashewnuts. Drain parvals from the limewater and transfer in another pan containing water and cook for ten minutes.

Step 3

Drain and discard the water. Boil sugar with one cup of water to form syrup of two-thread consistency. Add parvals to the boiling syrup and allow to simmer for ten to fifteen minutes. Add a tablespoon of water after every five minutes to maintain the sugar syrup consistency.

Step 4

Remove from heat and allow parvals to remain in the sugar syrup for ten to fifteen minutes. Remove from syrup, drain and set aside to cool completely. To make the stuffing crumble the kesri pedas. Add almonds, pistachios and cashewnuts and mix well.

Step 5

Stuff each parval with this peda mixture, apply silver varq and serve chilled.

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