Arcot Makkan Peda Recipe
Very easy, delicious Indian dessert made with khoya, flour and nuts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Khoya / Mawa
- 1 cup Plain Flour
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 cups Water for the sugar syrup
- 3-4 tbsp Chopped Nuts (almonds, cashews, pistachios, raisins etc..)
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
- Oil for deep frying
In a mixing bowl, add the khoya, flour, baking soda and ghee and mix everything well.
Sprinkle little water and gently knead to make a soft dough. Do not over knead the dough. Cover and set aside for 15 minutes.
To make the sugar syrup, combine the sugar and water in a vessel. When it is boiling, add the cardamom powder and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off the flame and keep it aside.
Divide the dough into 14-15 equal sized balls. Flatten the each ball and stuff with chopped nuts. Gather the edges and seal it well. Flatten it slightly.
Gently drop the stuffed dough pedas in hot oil and deep fry them until dark golden brown color over low flame.
Drain and add them to the hot sugar syrup. Let them soak for 2 hours.
Serve and enjoy! :)