ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA | How to make ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA

By Shaheen Ali  |  11th May 2016  |  
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ARCOT MAKKAN PEDAby Shaheen Ali
  • Prep Time

    15

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  • Cook Time

    20

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  • Serves

    8

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About ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA Recipe

Arcot is sweet lover's paradise in Vellore City, this historical town has carried forward a piece of its rich legacy in the form of a delicacy known as Makkan Peda! Well the Makkan Peda certainly looks close to our very famous Gulab Jamuns or you can say it's quiet close to those super delicious, heavy duty, stuffed Mawa Batis from Indore. No matter what and how it looks, this recipe certainly doesn't calls for that instant gulab jamun mix. To get the authentic Makkan Peda flavor, you have to go through an elaborated way.

ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA

Ingredients to make ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA

  • all purpose flour / Maida - 1 cup
  • Khoya / mawa - 1/2 cup
  • baking soda - 1 pinch
  • semolina / Rawa / Sooji - 1 tbsp
  • ghee - 1 tsp
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • For syrup :
  • sugar - 1 cup
  • water - 3/4 cup
  • cardamom powder - 1 pinch OR a drop of Rose Essence [optional]
  • saffron - few strands
  • For stuffing :
  • Koya / mawa - 1 tbsp
  • Nuts of your choice - 1/3 cup [ cashews, almonds, pistachios, raisins, walnut, chironji, apricot etc]

How to make ARCOT MAKKAN PEDA

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add maida, khoya, sooji, ghee and milk and mix together. Knead it to make a soft and supple dough. Cover it with a muslin cloth and keep aside while you prepare the syrup.
  2. For making syrup, heat water in a sauce pan and add sugar into it along with few strands of saffron and cardamom powder or rose essence which ever you like.
  3. Let sugar melt in the water and cook till you get one a strong consistency.
  4. Meanwhile finely chop all the chosen nuts and keep aside.
  5. Pinch a lemon sized ball from the dough, flatten it into a disk and stuff a teaspoon of chopped nuts in between. Roll it to make a fine and smooth ball. Make sure there should not be any cracks, else the balls will open while frying.
  6. Using similar method, make rest of the stuffed balls with the dough. As the Makkan Pedas are a little big in size so i got 8 balls from the dough.
  7. Heat oil in a wok till piping hot. Reduce the flame and carefully slide in the balls and fry in low heat till dark brown in color.
  8. Transfer the fried balls into the sugar syrup and let them immerse completely for few minutes or till they double the their size.
  9. Serve Hot !!!

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