In all the tours we have done of Mathura and Vrindavan, we have never not made a pitstop at a local halwai for a box or two of peda, some to offer to God and some for us. Peda is an ancient Indian sweet that is perhaps one of the easiest mithais to make at home too. Peda or Pera is a semi-soft, bite-sized mithai the core ingredients of which khoya and sugar. They are not dipped in sugar syrup, but the khoya and flour mix is mixed sedulously with sugar on medium heat until you have a soft mixture that you can shape with your hands. There are many kinds of quirky pedas that you can make at home, by adding only two or three more ingredients.
Mango, saffron, mawa and sugar make this epic sweet, a piece de resistance at any spread.
Made with khoya and paan leaves, we are often confused when to stop staring and start eating this lovely green-coloured sweet.
Love a dash of coconut everywhere. same pinch. This melt-in-your-mouth sweet treat relies hevily on the creamy, mild sweetness of coconut and is a treat any time of the day.
Rich, chocolaty and moist, this peda could give the best chocolate cakes a run for their money.
Give your pedas a fruity, exotic upgrade. The citrusy kick compliments the sweetness of the pedas so well, you won't be able to stop at one.