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Malai Pedha is an essential part to celebrate any joyous occasion in India. Be its Diwali, Rakhi, Ganpati, somebody got promoted, babies arrival and the list goes on. And sometimes you don't even need any reason to gobble up on these sweet, cute goodness. smiley


  • 2 cups Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup Milk powder
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Few Saffron strands
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • slivered almonds for garnishing
Malai Peda


  • Put ricotta cheese in to heavy bottom pan and mix.
  • Continue to cook it for 5 to 7 mts.
  • Add milk powder and mix well.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk, saffron strands and mix well.
  • Cook until mixture becomes little bit thick.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Transfer mixture in to separate dish.
  • Once the mixture is cool to touch, divide it in to small lemon small size balls.
  • And shape that in to small pedha.
  • Garnish with almonds!
  • Makes about 25 nice size pedhas!

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Comments :

No Image Sunita :     19 November 2016
Hi Mathura, I made pedas this Diwali following your recipe and they were an instant hit. So delicious and the taste is so close to the peda's one buys from ghasitaram. Today will be third time I will preparing them on a request from a friend smile. Keep the recipes rolling !
No Image Madhura :     21 November 2016
Thank you for the feedback. Stay tuned for more.
No Image Sunita :     19 November 2016
Apologies, the auto complete set your name to Mathura in place of Madhura.

No Image Jyoti :     10 September 2016
Generally these recipes work for me but not this one. It took a long time for the mixture to harden so I could make the pedhas. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

No Image Dineshbhai sanghani :     17 May 2016
Please show how to Make malai peda by Useing mava instead of useing cheese

No Image Steven :     30 August 2015
Hello Madhura... I am a big fan of your cooking specially Maharashtrian cooking since I am originally from Pune and I love the fact that you cook with ingredients which we cannot buy here but you always has substitute for them... I am very good at making Kanda pohay and thalipeeth all thanks to you.
No Image Madhura :     31 August 2015
Thank you and stay tuned..

No Image Rekha :     11 January 2015
Hi Madhura, I have been continuously watching your recipe, I can fully rely on it.

No Image Ritu :     12 October 2014
Hi Madhura...could you please reply to my query below. Need a substitute for ricotta cheese as its not available in the place i live. What about mascarpone?can i use it instead of ricotta .

No Image Ritu :     9 September 2014
Hi Madhura, Can you give me a substitute for Ricotta cheese ?Sorry for sounding silly, but its important for me to know. Ricotta is not available here.

No Image Pratibha :     30 August 2014
Thank you so much Madhura for sharing this wonderful recipe. Didn't know ricotta cheese can be used in Indian sweets. Wonderful! Shubh Ashirvad Tula!

No Image Priya :     28 August 2014
Hi Madhura, I love your recipes and have tried some of them in the past. Today I used your malai pedha recipe and made pedha modak for Ganpati tomorrow. I loved the recipe. I haven't had a success making pedhas in the past. This recipe is so simple and easy. Thanks for sharing it with us!!! Keep the recipes coming. Ganpati Bappa Morya!!!!!! Priya

No Image SRP :     24 July 2014
Pedhas came out good but they look 'cracked'. I want to get a smooth surface. How do you go about getting that?

No Image sadrudin lalji :     24 May 2014
Hi. Madhura, I always watch your recipes and enjoy very much to follow what you mention on your method. Thank you so much for the dedication you are doing to us. I I am going to try malai pendas, hope they turn out the way you are doing as you the expert in cooking. I invite you to visit us in Calgary Canada and hold one class for us. Well come to our residence with your family. You are most well come. s.lajii.

No Image Nisha :     17 May 2014
where do we get milk powder? exactly which brand you are using it?

No Image Mudita :     15 April 2014
Hi Madhura, by chance I happened to come across your website while looking out for a recipe online, since then I am a regular visitor finding a new recipe each day. I am following them and I must say that these day I completely rely on these ones each time I feel like trying out something new. Very simple recipes but of course with great tastes smile

No Image Lakshi Amrute :     30 March 2014
Masta zala Madhura! Really works. My kids love it!

No Image dr.shobha prasoon :     9 March 2014
Mam,i have tried some of your dishes and have found them very tasty.Your simple way of explanation enables to follow well.Thank you for your contribution to the cookery world.

No Image ashwini nikhil soman :     26 February 2014
Hi Madhura. ..last few months. .I have become a fan of ur recipes I have tried many recipes seeing ur videos. ..things which were just a dream for me have come true...n the credit goes to u..thanx a lot..n keep it up. . m looking forward for more n more recipes. more thing..ur little one is very sweet...have seen her teaching chapati...that was cool....god bles her.