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Quick & Easy Microwave Peda Recipe

by Sonia on September 3, 2009

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In India,  these days are very auspicious and full celebration of Ganapati Utsav and Goddess Amba – Bhadarvi Poonam (Full moon day). According to Hindu calendar,  the Ganapati Utsav starts from the 4th day of Hindu month namely, Bhadrapada (Gujarati calls Bhadarvo).  Another festival of Goddess Amba’s utsav/festival starts from 1st day of the Bhadrava month as per Vikram Samvat – calendar of Gujaratis.  A large number of devotees throng the Ambaji Temple during Purnima fairs held, on the full moon day, in the months of Kartik, Chaitra and Bhadrapad. Most importantly, the Bhadarvi Poonam is the birthday of Goddess Amba. Maa Amba is another name of Goddess Parvati or Durga, wife of Lord Shiva. It is believed that heart of Goddess Parvati fell on Gabbar Hill, Ambaji. There is very interesting history behind this story.

Yes, my family and I are follower of Goddess Amba and Lord Ganapati (also known as Elephant God). For Prasad, I made some quick and easy Microwave Peda (also called Pedha in some parts in India) on these auspicious days. Usually Peda makes from Khoa/Mawa, since Khoa or Mawa was not available in my house here so I tweaked with dry milk powder. I didn’t know we can make Peda so easily using MW. Long time back, I googled some recipes and found some interesting sources. Though, I haven’t followed blindly any particular recipe but prepared as per my choice adding some common ingredients. Actually, this is my second time I have tried Peda at home. It was huge successful and followed same trick again. So, I offered this Peda as a Prasad to our God. It is very easy and simple to prepare at home and yes, it can be ready in minutes.

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Microwave Peda Recipe:
(yields about 23-24 Pedas)
Cooking time:less than 5 minutes

What I used:

  • 120 gm/1 stick Unsalted butter
  • 1 can (395 grams/ 14.10 oz) Nestle Condensed Milk (I used 99.9% fat free)
  • 1 and 1/3 Cups Instant DryMilk powder
  • 1/4 tsp Elaichi/cardamom powder
  • A pinch of Nutmeg powder

For garnish:

  • thinly sliced Almonds, pistachio or any nuts

How to:

1. Take a deep Microwave proof bowl and melt the butter for 30-40 seconds in microwave.

2. Now add the milk powder and condensed milk. Mix well.

3. Put the bowl again in Microwave for 3 mins. DON’T forget to mix in between.

4. Take it out and mix it well again and microwave it for 2 mins more. Mix it in between.

5. Let it cool down. Mix and knead with your hands when it is still warm. To this, add cardamom/elaichi powder and nutmeg powder. Mix well. Make round Peda or any desired shape or design. Garnish with chopped almond, pistachio or any nuts.


You can use Saffron or edible yellow colour. I like white Peda so I didn’t use any.


How would you know that your Peda mixture is ready? When your mixture is cooked, you will notice that it’s become something like crumbled Khoa/Mawa. It is ready for now.

  • Microwave pedas? awesome Sonu…guess wat, the other day i went in with ur tomato sev recipe and finally ended up making pav Bhaji ;)
    it came out just perfect!! keep the recipes coming..love them :)

    • Thanks Rush. If you have sweet tooth you should try Peda. It’s very easy to make without any fuss and end result is really awesome! :)

      • Guess what? this diwali, this was the most HIT item on my Sweets thali…its super easy yaar, so easy that i was doubting ur recipe. Thanks Sonu, this recipe have had mouth watered and all the pedas got over in like 2 days…many have asked the recipe, and i have directed all of them to ur blog here. So, be ready for some more hits!!
        Thanks again!!
        have posted the thali photo on my blog, just in case u wanna see how they came out.

        • Sonia

          I’m SO happy to hear your feedback in early morning. Felt really good! I’m very happy that you all had enjoyed it. I saw your peda on your site and looks quite beautiful and perfect. Thanks for everything. :)

  • Peda looks so good. Perfect in shape and is inviting. Yumm..

    First time to your blog and should say you have a simply superb space. So neat and the pics look perfect. keep it going. will be here often.

    Do take a peep into my blogs when you find time.


    • Welcome Nithya! Many thanks for your words. Will visit your space soon. :)

  • We too are follower of Amba Maa…we visit ambaji atleast twice a year :) thanks for this recipe, i was in search of milk peda recipe from a long time and this looks perfect..cant wait to try..do you know i can make this on gas too?

    • Parita, if you use microwave then you must try it at least once. You will be surprised with end result. Please do share your recipe too. :)

  • wow this is super quick and looks better than store-bought ones!

    • Thanks Nags. It’s came out so good.

  • Aparna

    Lovely Pedas! and seem to be very easy to make. I will try making this for my son and let you know how it went!

    • Welcome Aparna! Yes, it’s really easy as I mentioned before. Do try and let me know. :)

  • Wow! That simple?! Looks really good, Sonu!

    • Welcome Vani! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  • Thanks for the recipe, bookmarked it to try!

    • Give a try and let me know. :)

  • You are my latest addition on http://memoirsofeverdaylife.blogspot.com/2009/05/thankyou-all.html
    See what i wrote abt u…

    • Wow Rush…what a surprise! I am so happy to see ur msg.You have made my DAY! It’s so thoughtful! Thank you very much dear. :)

  • Looks fabulous to say the least. I have tried this version too, but mine comes out slightly dark in color. Maybe I am mw’ing for a longer time.
    Sonal, which milk powder did you use for this?

    • Thanks RC. how long do u MW your Peda mixture? I don’t MW it more than 5-6 mins or it might turn brownish. I did use Coles full cream milk powder (bought from local Coles Supermarket) long time back. Though, I am not sure you would find it there. I think any brand will do.

  • s

    I LOVVVVEEEE Pedas..they look perfect..

    • Thank you. :)

  • I cannot believe you made this at home & that too with such an easy recipe! They look fabulous & so professional. love the way you topped it with nut slivers.

    • Soma, u seems very busy. how have u been dear? Thanks for words. Yes, it’s very easy and can make better than store bought. :)

  • Madhav

    Hey Honey,

    Good to see all your recipe’s and progress that you made so far without n e help.

    Dont have words to describe the effort you’ve put in making each simple and hard dish on your web so far. – don’t forget “Sky is the Limit” for you.

    I may not be showing and also being very busy at the same time, how good you are, every single time you make something new for me but I’ve always wished that what ever you do may give you happiness and confidence!!!!!!

    I wish you Success and Happiness from the bottom of my heart.

    Also would like to thank all the visitor’s who contributed to your success and happiness.

    Keep up the good work.

    Proud of you :)

    Kind Regards,

    • Thanks a ton Madhav!!! :)

  • mah cute little bear…where are you?

    (((bear hugs)))

    • I m just here only…Australia naam k corner mein…:)

  • Awesome blog, Sonu!And the pedas look perfect!I can’;t believe you microwaved!

  • wow…peda looks awesome..i will be following u from now onwards…very cool space u have got..
    i blog at mixcalculations.blogspot.com

  • 365DaysVeg


    I had no idea you are such a wonderful cook.. what a lovely presentation as well!. I am making these……

  • Wow……perfect and drool worthy….my favourite…never tried making them at home…..will try this version soon..bookmarked…

  • Oh yum! I might try this sometime…

  • Very yummy! and even better that this comes together in the microwave!

  • Hello sonu , first time in this wonderful blog..Peda looks absolutely yumm. gorgeous click ..will try for diwali :)

  • Really fabulous. I too have seen recipies earlier at various blogs & got bowled over, but still need to make them.:)
    Do you have any idea whether the instant dry milk can be substituted?

    • Thank you Suma. It’s really easy to make and I got awesome result in the end. Sorry I don’t have any idea abt using Instant Dry Milk….but you can use Instant Dry Milk Powder as I used here. :)

  • Sonia,
    these are the most delicious looking pedas! I am going to try this recipe next time. You have shaped them so well. Just lovely.


  • tia

    can u plz tell me how many ounce of 1 can of Nestle Condensed Milk? in my store we have cans with different ounces….some really big and some very small. im not so good at cooking so any help would be appreciated.


    • Welcome Tia! Thanks for stopping by. Your query about Nestle Condensed Milk can — I used a can of 395 grams is equal to 14.10 oz (approx). Hope this helps. Good luck! :)

  • tia

    Oh thank you for the prompt reply and this very easy and delicious recipe for pedas. I prepared it this evening. I loved it and so did my hubby!! :)

    • Tia, Thanks so much for letting me know. I am really glad that you loved it. Yes, it’s really easy recipe and I never go wrong with it. Thanks for trying. :)

  • Creamy and soft pedas. And pretty quick too!

  • Binita

    Hello today i made peda and again it become really really nice. My next plan is to make rice kheer i will make and i will tell you how it becomes. once again thank you very much.


    Hi Anupama,

    Your recipes are soooooo perfect. why aren’t you sending anymore of your delicious recipes.

    • Sonia

      Hi Bhavna, err…Anupama? I’m Sonia not Anupama. :) If you are regular reader of this site I’ve posted the new recipe recently.

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