malai peda doodh peda recipe
Malai Peda
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Servings: 14 Peda of 25 grams each
Author: Sangeetha Priya
Ingredients for homemade Ricotta cheese
  • Whole Milk - 2 Cups
  • Heavy Cream - 1 Cup
  • Salt - 1/4th tsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp
Ingredients to make Malai Peda
  • * Ricotta Cheese Or Soft Paneer - 1 Cup
  • Milk Powder - 1 Cup
  • Condensed Milk - 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar - 3/4th Cup I used 1/2 cup
  • Rose Syrup - Few Drops
  • Optional Food Color - Single Drop
  • Homemade Cardamom Powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch / Corn Flour - 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee - 1.5 Tbsp
  1. Making homemade cheese is time consuming so if you like to make it soon either use store bought ricotta cheese or homemade paneer. Both give the same result...
  2. Keep the ingredients ready Pic 1.
  3. Melt 1.5 Tbsp ghee in a wide pan and grease the pan all over with that melted ghee.
  4. Add 1 cup of ricotta cheese, condensed milk, sugar and milk powder to the same pan (Pic 2).
  5. Mix all together and when they look thickening add corn starch (Pic 3), cardamom powder and food color.
  6. Keep stirring in medium for couple more minutes (Pic 4).
  7. At one stage they roll like shown in picture without sticking to the pans (Pic 4).
  8. It is the time to remove from flame and allow to cool completely.
  9. The peda dough looks gooey but once its cooled completely its perfect to roll and shape.
  10. Once it cooled well, take a lemon sixe ball and roll in your palms and check it should not stick to your hands (below picture) and roll properly.
  11. If it’s lightly stick you can grease your palms with mild ghee or oil.
  12. If it is too sticky then the consistency is wrong go ahead and cook for another couple of minutes.
  13. Roll them round, leave it aside for few minutes for the top to set well.
  14. After few minutes or finished rolling all the peda dough, make shapes using the peda press as desired.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can replace paneer or ricotta with fresh moisture mawa (in case using dry mawa powder then increase condensed milk to 3/4th cup)
  2. Sometimes I skip the ghee and it may not necessary to add all the mentioned quantity.