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Makkan Peda Recipe - Arkot Makkan Peda Recipe - How to Make Makkan Peda

Super delicious makkan peda recipe which can be made easily at home, it takes less than 30 mins to make and taste so yummy.
3.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Deserts
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings


  • Milk Powder - 1.5 cup i used everyday
  • Milk - ½ cup
  • Unsalted Butter - 4 tblsp
  • Baking Soda / Cooking Soda - ½ tsp
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1.5 cup or as needed
  • Curd /Yogurt - 1 tblsp
  • Chopped Mixed Nuts - ½ cup
  • Kishmish / Sultanas - as needed
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
  • Saffron a good pinch


  • First on one side of the stove make syrup. Take sugar, water in a big pan. Bring it to a boil. Boil till sticky stage is reached. Add cardamom and saffron and mix well. Cover and set aside somewhere warm.
  • Now make the dough, take milk and butter in a sauce pan, heat till butter is melted. Take it off the heat and bring it to warm temp.
  • Take milk powder in a bowl, add butter and milk mix and whisk well.
  • Now add in curd and baking soda and mix well.
  • Add in flour and knead till soft.
  • Now take a small portion of dough, place some nuts in the middle, cover it and roll it into a smooth ball. Flatten it like a peda.
  • Heat oil for deep frying, drop peda in oil and fry on medium to low heat for 2 to 3mins. Keep flipping and fry till golden.
  • Drain the peda and drop in the warm syrup. Let the peda soak for 1 hour.
  • Serve.
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