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Kesar Peda

Kesar pedas prepared with milk, sugar and saffrons. These kesar pedas prepared with fresh milk have a smoother texture and perfect shapes. Surprise your kids with these home made kesar pedas. You can make the kova the day before or prepare it right away. It tastes good with the homemade kova.

Kesar Peda - Kesar pedas prepared with milk, sugar and saffrons. These kesar pedas prepared with fresh milk have a smoother texture and perfect shapes. Surprise your kids with these home made kesar pedas. You can make the kova the day before or prepare it right away. It tastes good with the homemade kova.

Kesar peda, milk peda are a favourite dessert for us. After so many experiments and practices I found this recipe. There is also another method for Kesar pedas with condensed milk and milk powder, but those pedas are not fully satisfied for me. You need a little patience to do these pedas, but the result is perfect like store bought kesar pedas. For any milk sweets I usually buy aavin(magic) green sachet or aavin premium milk. The kova prepared with these milks is much tastier compared to other milk. If you don't have this brand in your place, you can buy any full fat cream milk. The full fat milk are best preferred for pedas. When preparing the pedas always use heavy and wide bottomed non stick kadai to stir it well. Now we will see how to prepare these pedas.

How to prepare Kesar Peda


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Kesar pedas prepared with milk, sugar and saffrons. These kesar pedas prepared with fresh milk have a smoother texture and perfect shapes.


Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 1 hour and 30 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : dessert
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp saffron
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios
Cooking Directions
  1. Take a wide and heavy bottomed non stick kadai and add the milk. Allow the milk to boil on medium heat. When it starts to boil, add 1 tbsp butter. Stir the milk regularly. Scrape the milk fats and add it to the milk. Take a bowl and add the saffrons. Add this hot milk to the saffrons and keep it aside.
  2. When the milk has reduced, stir it again.Stir, stir and stir. Do not forget to stir because the milk will quickly get browned in the bottom. So always keep an eye and stir it frequently.
  3.  After  1 hour you should get a thick kova. Stir well until all the moisture in the kova disappears.Now allow the kovas to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Next, add the powdered sugar, saffron milk and butter.
  5. Stir this kova well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir well and allow them to cool down. Transfer the dough to a bowl.
  6. Now let us prepare the pedas. The easiest way to prepare pedas is to use a tablespoon. Grease the tablespoon with little butter and take a scoopful of dough and then drop the balls on a plate.
  7. Roll the balls in a plate or with your palm  until smooth. Then gently press it down to form a small circle.
  8. Garnish the pedas with chopped pistachios. 

Kesar Peda with step by step photos 

 Take a wide and heavy bottomed non stick kadai and add the milk.

 Allow the milk to boil on medium heat. When it starts to boil add 1 tbsp butter.

You will see the milk will froth many times. Stir the milk with regular intervals and scrape the solids from the sides and add it to the milk. 

The milk will continue to reduce and thicken. Keep on low flame and continue to stir it.



After  1 hour you should get a thick kova. Stir well until all the moisture in the kova disappears.When you notice a thick solid and no bubbles switch off the flame. Allow it to cool completely and transfer it to a wide bowl.Now allow the kovas to cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

Next, add the powdered sugar, saffron milk and butter. 

Place the kadai on a medium heat and stir it continuously until it becomes a thick batter. 

Once it becomes thick and leaves the sides of the pan turn off the heat.. Now stir the mixture continuously for 10 mins. Once cooled knead the dough gently with your hands. Transfer the dough to a bowl. The easiest way to prepare pedas is to use a tablespoon.

Grease the tablespoon with little butter and take a scoopful of dough and then drop the balls on a plate. Roll the balls in a plate or with your palm  until smooth. Then gently press it down to form a small circle.

 Garnish the pedas with chopped pistachios. 


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