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Makkan peda / Arcot Makkan Peda

Meena Kumar
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Makkan peda / Arcot Makkan Peda RECIPE

Makkan peda is believed to be loved by the Nawabs, brought to South India by them. It has close resemblance to gulab jamuns but has dry fruit filling inside. The taste is rich and buttery smooth. Like makhan(butter) it is so delicious and melt in the mouth kind....

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Boiling
  • Sauteeing
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. Mawa /Khoya- 1 1/2 cup (Homemade mawa with milk powder recipe on the blog)
  2. Maida -1 1/2 cup
  3. Cooking soda - 1/4 tsp
  4. Almond, pistachios, cashew -5 to 10 each chopped Raisins - 10-15
  5. If using below microwaved mawa (recipe given in blog) then need not add ghee or else add ghee + vanaspati - 2 tbsp
  6. Veg oil - for deep frying
  7. Sugar syrup: Sugar -2 1/2 cups Water -2 1/2 cups


  1. Mix the mawa, maida, cooking soda, (if adding) ghee + vanaspati. Sprinkle 1-2 tsps water and knead it into a dough. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes covered.
  2. For making sugar syrup: Meanwhile boil the water for the syrup first *then add sugar (this reduces the cooking time by half) wait for a minute until the sugar dissolves then lower the heat to med-low and allow it to thicken into syrup.
  3. Then keep it on the lowest flame possible until you drop the first set of pedas into it. (If u boil the syrup in full flame it alters the taste of sugar gives slight bitterness) Now you should be ready to fry the peda and drop into the hot syrup.
  4. For making peda: Take the dough and make lemon sized rounds of equal size then take a round make a depression in the center and fill it with a pinch of chopped nuts and raisins mixture .
  5. Close and seal edges and shape it back to smooth rounds slightly flatten the top. Repeat same to fill all the rounds. Keep each one on a plate without touching each other.
  6. Heat oil then reduce flame to medium heat. (There should be enough oil to submerge the peda completely ) Add 5-6 pedas and fry to golden brown by turning one side to another very gently.Ensure all sides are evenly colored (about 5-7 minutes)
  7. Crush some pistachios and decorate on top. Serve the makkhan peda as a dessert for any special occasion.

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Saranya Manickam
Saranya Manickam   Jul-28-2017

my favorite..

Sheeni Singh
Sheeni Singh   May-12-2016

wow unique dish! awesomee :blush:

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