Friday, August 27, 2010

Makkan Peda / Arcot Sweet - Diwali Sweets

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Makkan Peda is a delicious sweet dish from the South Indian Cuisine. Also, it is familiar by the name “ Arcot Sweet “,  as this sweet hails from  North Arcot district of Tamilnadu.  Makkan Peda tastes divine, and this sweet treat,  is a boon to all sweet lovers.
This recipe , I learnt from my neighbor, who is great chef in making sweets. I followed her instructions and it came out with excellent result with simple steps. Am happy to share this recipe with you all…!!!
Give a try and let me know how u enjoyed…:)
Ingredients:
  • Sugar                           - 2 cups
  • Sugarless khova            - 250 g
  • All purpose flour           - ½ cup
  • Yoghurd                       - ¾  cup
  • Baking soda pwd          - a pinch
  • Almond                         - 8
  • Cashew                        - 10
  • Pista                             - 5 to 7
  • Raisins                         - ¼ cup
  • Pumpkin seeds             - 1 tbsp
  • Saffron                         - few strands
  • Cardamom pwd             - ¼ tsp
  • Ghee to fry
Method :
To prepare Sugar syrup:
  1. Take sugar in a bowl.
  2. Add water till it immerse.
  3. Allow to boil in low flame with stirring.
  4. Once the sugar syrup turns oily consistency, turn off the flame.
  5. Add few saffron strands and cardamom pwd.
  6. Mix well.
To Prepare Pedas:
  1. Take sugarless khova, all purpose flour in a bowl and knead well.
  2. Add yoghurd, a pinch of baking soda pwd and knead to smooth soft dough.
  3. Cover and keep it aside for 1 hour.
  4. In the meantime, grate almond, cashew & pistachio to fine pieces.
  5. With this add raisins and pumpkin seeds, mix together.
  6. Keep ready this stuffing ingredients.
  7. Now, make small lemon sized balls out of the dough.
  8. Press it to cup shape and place a spoonful of stuffing inside.
  9. Close it carefully to round shape again.
  10. Gently flatten it and keep aside.
  11. Repeat the same with all the remaining dough and stuffing.
  12. Heat ghee in a frying pan.
  13. Deep fry in medium flame to golden brown color on both sides.
  14. Take it aside and immerse in warm sugar syrup.
  15. Allow to soak well for about 3 to 4 hrs till , the pedas absorb all the sugar syrup to it.
  16. Garnish with grated cashew, pista and almond nuts
  1. Delicious , mouth watery Makkan Peda is ready to enjoy…!!!

58 comments:

  1. Looks delicious !! South Indian Sweet??? I never heard of this before..looks so good Jay. Will surely try to send in some entries for your event !!

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  2. wowwwww!nice pedas Jay!

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  3. Really my mouth is watering. Looks superb.

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  4. very new peda for me jay but looks very delicious ...thanks for sharing dear

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  5. Looks so lovely. Bookmarked.

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  6. these makkan peda totally new to me..looks so divine and yummy ! great clicks too...thanks for the entry...

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  7. Mouth watering indeed!!...They look delish!
    Smitha

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  8. I am definitely going to try it out, it looks simplymouth watering.

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  9. I m thankful for your valuable comments Dearies...:)

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  10. Wow pedas look simply fantastic jay..you rock gal!:)

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  11. Those looks simply superb Jay, so soft and delicate...

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  12. Looks Delicious..jay..will try them

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  13. Thanks jay for giving comments and visiting my blog..will follow ur recipes and try them

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  14. LOvely looking pedas...First I thought those are gulab jamun....looks so tempting...

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  15. Thanks so much for visiting me and the lovely thoughts.You have an amazing blog dear!
    These pedas are making my mouth water.Such deep color.Yum Yum Yum
    :)

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  16. This is one of my favorite sweets.. Long since I had it.. yours looks so delicious and tempting.. love to grab them.. :)

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  17. Awesome! I've never heard of this before, but looks delicious..

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  18. At one look they look like gulab jamun.. interesting recipe dear!

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  19. Very new Peda recipe.Love the wonderful combination of uts and seeds.Very tempting pics.

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  20. love the recipe and looks wonderful & tempting peda ........

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  21. Wow, peda looks beyond awesome. Nice color and presentation.

    http://aaha-oho.blogspot.com/

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  22. Looks delicious..its quite like gulabjamun.

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  23. Yummmmyyy..... yum.... Gimme some!

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  24. Wow,mouthwatering!!! Really sounds and looks very tempting!

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  25. Looks really delicious..never heard of it eventhough it is south Indian...looks yumm

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  26. never heard of makkan pedas... they sure looks like a delight!

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  27. Hi Jayyyyyyyy,

    I just joined in your blog as a happy follower!!!Do join in kine as well...Those jamuns you made are sooooooooooooooooooo.....no words to describe!!!

    Sameena@http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  28. Jay!!!!! thios luks so tempting wish I cud eat them ryt away :D

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  29. Thats fantastic and lovely one dear!!!

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  30. woww jay fantastic & mouthwatering recipe...

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  31. Hi Jay, R u from Arcot? Because my mom's native is Arcot and i know how delicious this sweet would be. Whenever i go Arcot, i definitely buy it. I actually thought of asking the recipe from some of store where they sell it. But somehow missed always. i was longing for this recipe. Now you have fulfilled my wish. Surely going to give the try soon. Book marked dear...


    http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com

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  32. Makkan peda looks fabulous, thanks for sharing Jay..

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  33. Ohhh !!! the Makkan peda pic is soo mouthwatering !! love this recipe yummy yummy !!

    www.happyhealthyfuncooking.blogspot.com

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  34. Never tried at home..you are awesome Jay. very well prepared.

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  35. inviting pedhas! yummy colour!

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  36. new to me....though my hubby insists pedda is North Indian, he is not a big connosseur of Indian foods! I guess it would taste delightful- with all those nuts and seeds! need to try, what is Sugarless khova though?

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  37. Thanx For your precious time n stop by.
    Have a great weekend...:)

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  38. Yes, even though it looks like gulab jamun in texture, the inside stuffing and the softness creates a unique and mouthwatery taste.

    Do giv a try and enjoy...:))

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  39. Thanx for the follow Sameena..Sure, can see me around @ your space...!

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  40. Dear Akila,

    My native is chennai...but am a great fan of this sweet and used to enjoy, whenever I have a chance to visit Arcot. Now, got this recipe..and glad can prepare at home happily...:)

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  41. Hy Adelina,

    khova / Khoya or mawa is basically dried milk used for making most sweet dishes. You can get khoya from stores if you lived in India.

    Outside India you are out of luck.
    But, you can prepare at home by boiling and reducing the milk to a semi-solid stage. The thick mixture got at the end is called khoya. This khoya can be used to prepare other kinds of sweets also...:)

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  42. Jay these looks so good...and you must be so patient!!!

    I wish I could taste one now!!!

    Have a good day

    ciao

    Alessandra

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  43. wow mouth waterding dish dear

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  44. Love the ingredients in this sweet. Must be very tasty.

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  45. peda looks AWESOME...can imagine...that they will melt in the mouth...is on our MUST TRY list :) thanks for sharing yuuummmm!!!

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  46. This is my fav sweet and my family origin is from north Arcot :) wat a pretty pic...and my aunty makes this so often for me.....thanks for the recipe shall try by myself :)

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  47. Delicious sweet Jay.
    hugs and smiles

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  48. Looks so delicious....feel like grabbing a piece :)nice click too

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  49. lovely one:) and a great click too :)

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  50. Wow looks sooooooooooo yummy!!!

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  51. Perfect and delicious peda...Loved the tempting pictures too..Great job, Jay..

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  52. yummy pedas. A quick question. Can I fry it in oil instead of ghee?

    Nithu

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  53. yes Nithu, can be fried in vegetable oil too...try n let me know..:)

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  54. it is our family sweet we make it for all festival....wonderful it is :)

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  55. Very rich and delicious!!! Looks awesome!!!

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