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Thabdi Peda /Kathiawadi Peda

Simple Recipez
15 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Thabdi Peda /Kathiawadi Peda RECIPE

Thabdi peda is a traditional Gujarati sweet that is prepared from solidified milk and has a very soft texture. This exotic sweet is made during all festivals but why wait for a festival to make such a yummy dessert. To get the perfect color, caramelized sugar is added to the reduced milk which changes the taste and color of this sweet completely.

Recipe Tags

  • Gujarat
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Dessert
  • Veg

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Full cream milk- 1- ltr
  2. Alum- 2- pinch
  3. sugar 1/2- 1- cup
  4. cardamom powder- 1- tbsp
  5. Ghee/Clarified butter- 1- tbsp
  6. Chopped nuts - 1- tbsp


  1. Dilute the alum/fitkari in 1 tbsp water and keep it aside
  2. Boil the milk on medium to high flame. When it is half in quantity, gradually add the alum water in hot milk and keep stirring.
  3. Add alum water until the milk starts splitting. When you see chena grains in milk, stop adding alum water.
  4. Reduce the milk on medium flame. Keep stirring and reduce the milk to half
  5. In another pan spread sugar, let it heat on medium flame. When the sugar starts melting, reduce the flame, and let it caramelize. Slightly rotate the pan for even caramelization. the pan for even caramelization.
  6. Add the caramel sugar to milk and mix it well. Let it reduce
  7. Add cardamom powder and ghee. Cook till it thickens.
  8. Peda mix is ready. Remove from flame and let it cool down.
  9. Grease your palms and make pedas, garnish with chopped nuts, and it is ready to eat.

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