Friday 9 November 2012

Apple Peda Sweetmeat Recipe for Diwali

With Diwali less than a week away (13th November), I'm going to present a classic modern Indian sweetmeat that is typically made for the Diwali festivities.

This is a no-bake recipe for a milk solids desert that can be moulded into a variety of shapes (typically apples) and coloured as you wish, so you can match the colour of these sweetmeats to match the clothes you will be wearing for Diwali!

Making these is easy, once you have the basic ingredients, but this can take a while if you are going to cook from scratch, making the khoya and paneer cheese yourself.

Apple Peda Recipe


100g khoya (also known as khoa)
100g grated paneer cheese
100g milk powder
3 tsp icing sugar
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
food colouring
whole cloves


Grate the paneer and mix in a bowl with the khya (this can be sweetened or not, depending on choice), milk powder, icing sugar and ground cardamom. Bring all the ingredients together to form a stiff dough and colour as desired with your choice of food colouring (you can either make them garish or natural).

Take apple-sized pieces of the mixture and shape. Place in paper cases and set an inverted clove in the top to form a stalk. Leave out over night for the surface to dry then store in an air-tight container until needed.

Accompany with Arabian Coffee.

For more information on Diwali, see the Celtnet Diwali Recipes and Information page.

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