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Mathura peda recipe with instant mawa and jaggery

Mathura peda recipe with instant mawa and jaggery

Mathura peda is traditionally made with sugar and mawa or khoya. However not many realize sugar is not good for health.It is always better to eat jaggery like in the olden times.Jaggery has its medicinal and nutritive properties.These days mawa is also contaminated hence it is always better to make it at home.You can make it with milk powder easily.Enjoy Mathura peda recipe with instant mawa and jaggery any time you want.

This peda is synonymous with Lord Krishna and occasion of his birth,Janamashtami.

The moment you say Janamashtami, Krishnashtami or Gokulashtami, Gokul Vrindavan and Mathura come to your mind.

Holi and Janamashtami of Barsana and Mathura,the birth place of Radha Rani and Lord Krishna is a feast of soul.Most

Halwais‘ create a plethora of sweets during Holi and Janamashtami.

However,there is something magical about traditional sweets be it Mathura ka peda or Agra ka petha.



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Mathura peda (with instant mawa & jaggery)
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Mathura peda (with instant mawa & jaggery)


  • For sugar-free mawa in microwave
  • 3 cup unsweetened milk powder
  • 3 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1-1/4 cup powdered gud or organic jaggery (It should be dark brown in colour)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp elaichi or cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp jaiphal or nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp dalchini or cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp powdered pistachios (optional)


  • In a glass bowl,mix unsweetened milk powder along with ghee and cream.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.Keep this aside for 30 minutes to cook.
  • Crumble the mava into crumbs or grate it.
  • Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and add mawa
  • Add 2 tbsp ghee slowly and keep mixing with a spatula for 5-7 minutes.
  • The colour of mawa will turn brownish as it is cooking.
  • Now,add jaggery to this mawa followed by spices and milk.
  • Fold and scrape this mixture along the sides of the pan continously, until it forms a homogenous consistency.
  • Continue mixing with a spatula until the ghee is released from the mixture or the mix turns shiny.
  • Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • While the mixture is still warm,start shaping them into small balls.
  • Garnish with some powdered pistachios (optional)

Pls note that the ratio of milk powder and cream differs w.r.t to quality and brand of milk powder. You may need to add less or more cream if you find the mava too wet or dry respectively.


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  1. Deepa Ramani
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    Thanks for a sweet made with jaggery. Looking for more sweets using jaggery.

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