mawa peda – how to make mawa peda (khoya peda) for festivals like holi, diwali and navratri
Mawa peda is a perfect choice for celebrations or your festive menu during holi, diwali or navratri. Mawa peda or khoya peda is calorie rich but hard to resist, indulgent Indian sweet. Full fat milk is cooked on low flame till it is reduced to one fourth of its original quantity. The resultant mixture is called mawa aka khoya. Sugar, saffron infused milk and cardamom are added to the mawa mixture which is simmered on low flame till it leaves the sides of the pan. Small balls are rolled out of the cooled mixture and garnished with nuts.
If using store bought mawa, this festive sweet is a breeze to put together. If made from scratch, khoya peda is a labour intensive process since preparing mawa at home does take a lot of time. I have already posted khoya recipe (also called as mawa) earlier. Prepare mawa and follow the instructions, step by step photos to learn how to make mawa peda at home.