almond peda recipe
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Almond peda recipe | Diwali 2016 sweets recipes

Almond peda recipe with step by step photos. Spft, delicious and melt in mouth pedas with khoya, almonds and gulkand.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20
Calories: 99kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 cup unsweetened khoya
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons gulkand syrup
  • More gulkand for topping
  • 1 teaspoon ghee


  • Blanch the almonds in boiling water for 5 minutes. Peel the almonds. Dry roast the peeled almonds for 2 minutes. Next Grind the almonds without adding water.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon ghee in a thick pan. Add crumbled khoya and saute for 2-3minutes. Add the sugar and mix well. Cook in medium flame till the sugar dissolves and mixture turns to a soft mass.
  • Add 2 tablespoons gulkand. ( I have added the syrup alone to get smooth pedas). Mix well.
  • Add the powdered almonds and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool for few minutes.
  • Shape into pedas while the mixture is still warm.
  • Make a dent in the center fill with gulkand. Allow the pedas to set for 15 minutes. Serve almond pedas as diwali dessert.


1. Do not cook for more time after adding almonds. The pedas will not be smooth
2. You can use cashews or pista in place of almonds


Serving: 20g | Calories: 99kcal