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Arcot makkan peda recipe | Diwali 2016 sweets recipe

Makkan peda recipe , delicious, rich and easy sweet made with khoya and nuts.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 30
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1 recipe of gulab jamun OR milk powder gulab jamun
  • 1/2 cups chooped nuts
  • For sugar syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Rose essence
  • Saffron


  • Make gulab jamun dough with this recipe or this recipe. Alternately you can use store bought gulab jamun mix too.
  • Make small roundels from the dough. Press Slightly and stuff with 1/2 teaspoon nuts. Close and make smooth and soft balls without any crack. Apply pressure and roll tightly. Press the balls very gently and shape like peda. Make such pedas with all the dough.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. In the meanwhile prepare a sticky sugar syrup with equal parts of sugar and water. I used 2 cups water and sugar. No need check for consistency. Just slightly thick sugar syrup, Add rose essence, saffron threads for flavor.
  • Once the oil is hot maintain low flame. Add 3-4 shaped pedas and fry till dark brown. Always maintain low flame while frying.
  • Once fried well, drain and immediately add to sugar syrup. Let it soak for 10 minutes- 1 hour.
  • Fry all the pedas and dunk in sugar syrup. Serve makkan peda as dessert.


Serving: 30peda | Calories: 107kcal