How Many Calories Are There in a Peda & Does It Have Any Health Benefits?
Peda is a traditional Indian sweet which is usually prepared as thick or semi-soft pieces. Peda contains milk, Khoya, sugar and traditional flavorings such as Cardamom, Pistachio, Almonds, and Saffron. The color of Peda varies from creamy white to brown. Peda is a blob of a doughy substance such as Khoya or flour which is more hard and granular than Barfi.
Peda is available in several varieties and the methods of preparation vary from region to region. Peda is more popular than khoya based sweets because Peda is considered to be a pure preparation. There are two types of Peda, Plain Peda (creamy or white color) and Brown Peda.
Traditionally, Peda is made from cow’s milk or buffalo’s milk. You can also use powdered sugar and dry milk. Peda is prepared by frying or roasting Mawa to enhance its shelf life. Add little amount of milk or Ghee while frying Mawa since it makes the process easy. For homemade Peda, follow these tips to get the best outcome. Grease the pan with ghee before heating milk. It will prevent milk from sticking to the pan. You can add citric acid instead of yogurt in milk. Allow the milk to reduce to half of its original quantity and then add citric acid/curd in it. Keep the mixture of Peda aside and let it cool down completely. Instead of kneading the mixture with hand you can use a mixer grinder. For the instant preparation of Milk Peda, use milk powder and condensed milk. It is a very simple method compared to the actual traditional method.
Calories in Peda are as given below in the table