We traditionally make Mathura peda recipe with boora or tagar or powdered sugar and milk solids or mawa. This recipe is to make Mathura pedas with mawa or khoya and jaggery. Sugar is not good for health. It is always better to make sweets using jaggery like in the olden times. Jaggery has its medicinal and nutritive properties, although it still contains calories. You may use store bought mawa to make Indian sweets. However, if that is not available, you can easily make at home. Click here to learn how to make mawa at home. You can also make Mathura peda with milk powder. You can make the milk powder peda without condensed milk. This helps you add sugar according to your taste. Once you have unsweetened mawa ready, making sweets is not a big deal.
The Krishna connection
This brown color 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. Uttar pradesh is blessed to have witnessed his divine presence. Holi and Janamashtami of Barsana and Mathura, the birth place of Radha Rani and Shri Krishna is a feast of soul. Most halwai create a plethora of sweets during Holi and Janamashtami. There is something magical about traditional sweets be it Mathura ka peda or Agra ka petha. You can also have this recipe during Navratri or Navratre fasting as it is made with milk only.
Mathura peda ingredients
How to make Mathura peda at home?
1. The first step is cook mawa along with ghee on a non stick pan. This will help soften the milk solids.
2.Once it starts to turn brown, add crumbled gud/jaggery.
3. Mix it well, add spices.
4. Add milk and cook.
5. Turn off the heat once it starts coming together.
6. Take a spoonful and shape them into pede one by one. Store pedas in refrigerator
Mathura peda (with instant mawa & jaggery)
- Non stick pan
- 2 cup mawa for quick recipe, refer notes
- ¾ cup powdered gur Kolhapur or the light brown colour is preferred
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon elaichi/ cardamom powder
- ¼ teaspoon jaiphal/ nutmeg powder
- ¼ teaspoon dalchini/ cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon powdered pistachios optional
- 3 tablespoon ghee
- Crumble the mava into crumbs or grate it.
- Heat a non-stick pan on a medium flame and add mawa
- Add 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 continuously, until it forms a homogeneous 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).
how to make mathura peda? Quick recap
Looking for more mawa recipes? Click on the delicious links below:
Click sweets for more sweet recipes.
Finally, click here for more recipe videos.