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Mathura Peda with Caramelised Ricotta

Naina Puthran
0 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Mathura Peda with Caramelised Ricotta RECIPE

Do you like Mathura ke Pede but can't find Khoya where you live? This version uses Ricotta and tastes just like the traditional Mathura ke Pede or the Dharwad Peda. Easy to make with a tiny list of ingredients

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Diwali
  • Indian
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 tub (250 grams) Ricotta
  2. 1 tablespoon ghee
  3. 3 tablespoons Brown sugar (more or less as per taste)
  4. Approx. 2 tablespoons Milk
  5. almond Slivers to decorate


  1. Heat the ghee in a non stick pan. Add the ricotta and cook on medium till most of the liquid evaporates. Keep stirring constantly.
  2. Once the ricotta starts coming together like a ball, reduce heat to low and start break up the ricotta into smaller pieces. Keep stirring and do not let the ricotta burn.
  3. Keep breaking the ricotta up until it resembles grains of sand and is also light golden brown. This should take about 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour the milk over the ricotta grains, add about one and half tablespoons brown sugar and mix well. Allow the mixture to cool down.
  5. Once the mixture is cool, transfer to a food processor and process, till the mixture is very soft and smooth. Add a little more milk if necessary.
  6. Return the mixture to the pan and heat it gently. Taste and add more brown sugar if desired.
  7. Cook for about 5 minutes. Turn onto a plate and let cool a bit.
  8. Shape the mixture into walnut-sized balls and flatten slightly. Garnish with a sliver of almond and serve.

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