Dharwad Peda – An Instant Recipe to Cook at Home

Dharwad Peda Recipe
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Peda is famous Indian sweet dessert recipe and its origin is Mathura, a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. Peda is available almost in every sweet shops across India. There are some famous peda varieties like Mathura Peda, it is named after city of Mathura, similarly Kandhi Peda is famous from a city named Satara situated in Maharashtra and we can’t forget to include Dharwad Peda in this list.

Dharwad Peda is a famous Indian sweet dessert recipe. Dharwad is a city (and district) located in Karnataka. Name for this peda recipe is derived from Dharwad city. It’s said that a person who introduced Mathura Peda recipe in Mathura relocated to Dharwad and introduced variation to Mathura Peda which became famous as Dharwad Peda.

Dharwad Peda

Generally, peda (or pera) is prepared from milk, khoya (mawa) or paneer with sugar and some other ingredients for flavouring. Preparing peda from milk would definitely be time consuming as we have to reduce milk until it thickens in order to prepare khoya (khowa or mawa) from it. To save time, instant peda recipes can be prepared directly using khoya or paneer because ultimately our aim is to reduce milk.

I love this Dharwad Peda recipe because of its soft texture and crunchy sugar coated layer on top. Making Dharwad Peda at home is very easy and we don’t need a lot of ingredients. You can quickly prepare this Dharwad Peda if you have chenna (crumbled or grated paneer) or khoya as remaining ingredients will mostly be there in your kitchen.

For this Dharwad Peda, I used crumbled paneer (Chenna), sugar and few other ingredients. You can use khoya as well for making this Dharwad peda. Or you can use combination of khoya and paneer for preparing Dharwad Peda. I have used home made chenna for making Dharwad Peda recipe but you can use readymade paneer for instant Dharwad Peda recipe. Or if you prefer to make chenna or paneer at home, you can also chek my other blog about how to make paneer (or chenna) at home.

You can also visit my other recipe blogs for few other Indian Sweets and Desserts Recipes Kesar Phirni and Moong Dal Halwa.

To check many more such food recipes, you may also visit FoodQuench’s YouTube Channel.

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Dharwad Peda – An Instant Recipe to Cook at Home

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Description

Dharwad peda recipe is an Indian sweet dessert prepared from paneer or khoya with sugar and few other ingredients. Dharwad peda is one of the different varieties of Peda made in India, like Mathura peda.

Ingredients for Dharwad Peda

Cooking Method for Dharwad Peda Recipe

  1. Heat a kadhai or pan and add chenna (crumbled paneer) to it.

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    If you are using readymade paneer then grate before or you can just crush it with hands.
  2. Break paneer with spatula.

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  3. Keep stirring on medium flame until paneer separates.

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  4. Once it turns light golden color, add 1 tablespoon of ghee and sugar.

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  5. Mix well and add 3 tablespoons of milk.

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  6. Now cook on medium flame until paneer mixture turns a little brownish in color.

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  7. Allow mixture to cool down for a few minutes and transfer it to grinder.

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  8. Grind paneer granules to form smooth powder. Transfer this mixture to kadhai and add remaining 1 tablespoon of ghee.

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  9. Cook this mixture for few more minutes on medium flame until the color becomes dark brown.

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  10. Now add cardamom powder and milk to the mixture.

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  11. Mix well and cook it for just another 2 to 3 minutes. Turn off the flame and wait until it cools down a little bit (don't allow it to cool completely but keep it a little warm).

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  12. Once peda mixture is still warm (not very hot and not completely cold), give it oval shape or any other shape you like using your palms.

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  13. Take 2 tablespoon of sugar and roll Peda to coat sugar over it.

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  14. Delicious Indian sweet, Dharwad Peda recipe is ready to be enjoyed. This Dharwad peda recipe can be consumed anytime during breakfast, lunch etc. - enjoy this sweet any time you want.

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