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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mango Kesar Peda

While hunting for sweet dish recipes during the festival of diwali on the internet, I found this amazingly simple recipe for Mango peda and tried it at home. The Pedas turned out really sweet and delicious. Kesar (saffron) was my addition to the recipe and can be skipped if not at hand.

1.5 cups - ricotta cheese
2 cups mango pulp
Saffron - a couple of strands
Evaporated milk - 4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar – 3 tsp
Raisins – as many as number of pedas

Mix everything in a microwave safe bowl or deep dish. Cook for 5 min, and let it stand for a minute. Keep on repeating it a number of times (it took me a total of 30 minutes) stirring in between, till the liquid goes away and what remains is a soft mixture. Add cardamom and mix well. Roll out small pedas and press a raisin in each of them.

Mango pulp gave them an interesting flavor and the appealing color without the use of food color. Enjoy!

Serving suggestions
·         Needs no accompaniments

·       If you overcook in the microwave resulting in a very dry mixture, add 1 tsp of evaporated milk and re-heat for a few seconds. Damage control!

  Interesting fact
·        The Mango is regarded a symbol of summer in Australia and the first mango tray of the season is traditionally auctioned for charity. 


  1. I love the flavour of mango! It's tasty and scrumptious!

  2. Super cute and addictive pedas..

  3. Yummy yum pedas..mouthwatering!!

  4. That looks ridiculously good n is super addictive I bet :)

  5. Just mouthwatering...the recipe looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

  6. I would love to have mango in this form..looks like an easy recipe!

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  8. Looks delicious and super easy. Since I have these ingredients at hand, I am definitely going to try this today.

  9. lolz, I liked your damage control note :) Pedas look uber yum - perfect bite after dinner! - today after a long time, I sat after dinner with a tsp of nutella, a banana and some maple syrup and enjoyed the sweetness of all 3 all at once - would have gladly traded for your peda though :) cheers, priya