How to make Pedas -

Sweet thing made of khoya, post on Krishna’s favourite ‘pedas’

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mawa, Powdered Sugar (पिसी हुई चीनी)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Mithais

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Pedas Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pedas Recipe

  • Mawa grated 500 grams

  • Powdered Sugar 300 grams

  • Food colour optional 2-3 drops

  • Green cardamom powder ½ teaspoon

  • Cookie moulds

  • Pistachios sliced 8-10


Step 1

Mix khoya with the sugar in a kadai or wok. Heat on low heat, stirring continuously. Cook till mixture thickens. It should form a very soft lump.

Step 2

Cool for ten minutes. Add cardamom powder and food colour. Mix well.

Step 3

Take a small fistful of mixture and press into the cookie mould. Turn out carefully. Press two to three slices of pistachio in the center. Repeat for remaining mixture.

Step 4


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