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mathura peda
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Mathura peda (with instant mawa & jaggery)

Mathura peda is an easy recipe to make and much loved by kids.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gokulashtami, home made brown peda, janamashtami, khoya sweet recipe, krishnashtami, Mathura peda recipe with instant mawa and jaggery, mathura recipe, mawa powder recipes, milk powder mawa, peda sweet, pede sweet
Servings: 10


  • Non stick pan
  • spatula
  • parchment paper


  • 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 tbsp. 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 on parchment paper.
  • While the mixture is still warm, start shaping them into small balls.
  • Garnish with some powdered pistachios (optional).


For the quick recipe of mawa,refer:https://www.secondrecipe.com/making-mawa-in-microwave/
The quantity of gud/jaggery can be changes as per your taste
You may use sugar to replace jaggery. The amount of sugar required will be less than jaggery
Depending on the quality and color of jaggery , the color of peda will change.