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Start the festivities with Instant Homemade Mathura Peda!

With Raksha Bandhan celebrations where the brother and sister bond is revowed with tying of rakhi, the festival season in India commences. Followed by Janmashtami – the birthday of Lord Krishna and Ganesh Chaturthi – the birthday of Lord Ganesh. These festivities call for delightful food to be eaten with family and friends. So here is simple and instant mathura peda recipe and few slight versions of it by which one can make a variety of flavored Indian sweets with minimum efforts. Afterall homemade sweets that are quick to make and tasty to eat is a win-win situation.

Mathura Peda is a famous Indian sweet made from khoya/mawa. Mathura is the birth place of Lord Krishna. WHo is said to be the eight avtar of Vishnu – one of the Gods that forms the base of Hindu triology. He was born in a family of  cow herders and so was very fond of milk and milk products. The tradition of milk sweets being made in Mathura, Vrindavan and nearby areas in U.P. state of India is because of this very reason.

Here are recipes of tthree different versions of Mathura Peda:

Kesar Mawa Peda:

Kesar Mawa Peda or Mathura peda
Kesar Mawa Peda or Mathura peda

Ingredients:

200 grams Mawa/Khoya

50 grams powdered sugar

1/4th tsp. Cardamon powder

Few strands of Saffron

2 Tbs. Milk

Method:

  • Soak saffron strands in warm milk.
  • Take a heavy bottom pan to avoid khoya/mawa sticking or burning. Khoya will first loosen up to solution like consitency and but with continous stirring cook it till it gets thick and start to leave the pan sides.It takes about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Now add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron strands & milk mixture.
  • Mix well and cook till the whole mixture dries up and leaves thee sides of pan.
  • let the mix cool a bit untill manageable. Work to make small equal sized balls out of the mixture.
  • Let them cool and garnish with pistachios. Your Kesar Mathura Peda or Kesar Mawa Peda is ready.

Chocolate Mawa Peda:

Chocolate Mawa Peda or Mathura Peda
Chocolate MawaPeda or Mathura Peda

Ingredients:

200 grams Mawa/Khoya

50 grams powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

Pistachio for garnishing

Method:

  • Take a heavy bottom pan to avoid khoya/mawa sticking or burning. Khoya will first loosen up to a solution like consistency and but with continuous stirring cook it till it gets thick and start to have the brown color. It takes about 20 minutes on slow flame.
  • Now add sugar & Cocoa Powder to it.
  • Mix well and cook till the whole mixture dries up and leaves the sides of the pan.
    • Let the mix cool a bit until manageable. Work to make small equal sized balls out of the mixture.
  • Let them cool and garnish with pistachios. Your Chocolate Mathura Peda or Chocolate Mawa Peda is ready.

Sugar coated Mathura Peda:

Sugar Coated Mathura Peda Recipe
Sugar Coated Mathura Peda

Ingredients:

200 grams Mawa/Khoya

50 grams powdered sugar

1/2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder

Castor Sugar granules for rolling

Method:

  • Take a heavy bottom pan to avoid khoya/mawa sticking or burning. Khoya will first loosen up to a solution like consistency and but with continuous stirring cook it till it gets thick and start to have a brown color. It takes about 20 minutes on slow flame.
  • Now add sugar & Cocoa Powder to it. Cocoa powder help in getting the right color like the market. (This is my tip if you have any way better to get the market like color then please tell.)
  • Mix well and cook till the whole mixture dries up and leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Let the mix cool a bit until manageable. Work to make small equal sized balls out of the mixture.
  • Roll the peda balls in castor sugar granules until they are nicely coated with it. Let them cool. Your Sugar coated Mathura Peda or Sugar coated Mawa Peda is ready.

A BONUS  RECIPE TIP:

Chocolate Modak like Mathura Peda made during Ganesh Chaturthi are a hit among children
Chocolate Modak like Mathura Peda made during Ganesh Chaturthi are a hit among children

Using Kesar Mawa Peda or Chocolate peda mix one can also shape them instead of balls and rather give the shape of modak.

Your yummilicious Mawa Modaks are ready for Ganesh Chaturthi!

Tried these recipes and got them right then do write in!

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(38) Comments

  1. Wow, lovely recipes. Sure I’ll try them.

  2. Sweetish delight made with perfection. These peda looks delicious.Nicely presented. Will definitely try it..

  3. What a yummy recipe. I will make chocolate peda in janmasthmi for my little kahna ji

  4. Waoh, i will share this yummylicious recipe with my mom. She loves mathura ke pede ! Keep up the great work going !

  5. Bengali people love sweets and I am not an exception too.Your three recipes are must try for me. Process is quite simple. Will try this for coming festivals.

  6. I liked all three recipes. They’re all easy to make and the best way to make a festival special. Homemade sweets are loved by all.

  7. Mathura Peda are world famous and my favorite. will definitely try this on janamashtami.

  8. O wow! I never knew its that easy to make pedas at home. Thanks for the suggestion dear! With the festive season , I am going to celebrate it with home cooked rather than buying from outside.

  9. I really love the Mathura Pedas. I really like them a lot! Thanks for sharing the recipe with u. Would definitely give it a try!

  10. Wow… Mathura ke pede is one of my favorite desert. I would love to make it this festive season .

  11. Dipika Singh says:

    Being from western Uttar Pradesh, Mathura is up close to home. Pedha is our all time home delicacy and these are looking truly scrumptious.

  12. Wow, I am going to bookmark this article, because I am going to need these recipes over this weekend for Janmashtami celebration at home. Thanks

  13. shubhadabhide says:

    You made my day with this recipe. I love Mathura’s Peda and will surely try this recipe.

  14. Looks like an amazing receipe would definitely love to give it a try

  15. This post had made me crave for the pedas! The pictures look simply awesome. I’m sure they tastes heavenly!

  16. Nisha Malik says:

    Wow. Thanks for letting this recipe out. I really l9ve Mathura’s pedal. Would surely try it during the upcoming festive season

  17. Papri Ganguly says:

    Mathura peda looks so yummy and tempting. Heard a lot about this peda. Thanks for the recipe .Will definitely try.

  18. Akanksha Goel says:

    Home made mathura peda looks so good. Great way to satisfy cravings too specially when you can not get sweets anywhere plus homemade option means cleanliness while preparing as compared to buying from shops x

  19. I love kesar peda and chocolate peda sounds yummy too…. Ganpati festival is around the corner and I am definitely trying these recipes.

  20. I love mathura ke pede a lot. This recipe is so easy. I am going to make it on this weekend to treat my taste buds with them

  21. Wow these pictures are making me drool. I am big fan of Indian sweets. Will try this as well.

  22. Wow I love Mathura ke pede. Thanks for sharing this super delicious and easy to make recipe

  23. Amazing and tempting post. Homemade mava peda is so tempting and delicious. This is the best delight and sweetest. Great thoughts.

  24. yummy yummy mouth watering receipe dear. Homemade mava peda is so tempting and delicious. This is the best delight and sweetest.

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  26. Alpana Deo says:

    You brought back my memories related to Mathura peda. Thanks for the recipe. I was thinking what to make for Rakshabandhan. My kids love peda. I wile making the chocolate peda.

  27. Wow loved these recipes dear. Honestly, I also a sense of apprehension while making traditional sweets at home. But your recipes are looking really simple and easy to follow. Will try this during this festival season for sure.

  28. Milan says:

    U have shared some mouth watering recipes. With festival season coming up, I would surely try making one of the peda recipe.

  29. Being born and brought up in Western UP, these pedhas have been a constant in my childhood days. I would love to have this post dinner or somedays with milk in the morning. Thanks for the recipe.

  30. With the festive reason around I was realLy wondering what to make and was in the lookout for new recipes. These recipes are new to me and look innovative so the kids could have too

  31. jhilmildsaha says:

    One of my friends used to get these amazing sweets from Mathura, his hometown and I used to relish. I will surely try this recipe.

  32. What are festivals without authentic and homemade Indian sweets? Mathura Peda is a favourite and this seems to be a really nice recipe to make them at home.

  33. We simply love these mawa peda and can have it non stop. Unfortunately I didn’t know how to make so never tried these at home. Would love to try these now at home using your recipe it seems quite tasty too

  34. Roma says:

    Mathura pedas are my childhood fav dear thank you for talking about them and also share the recipe. Nostalgia has hit hard

  35. Both my husband n son have a sweet tooth but since I don’t eat sweets, I don’t make it too…. but thanks for this recipe and now I have a quick and easy recipe to try it out.

  36. This is such a yummylicious post! I always buy mawa pedas for Rakhi but haven’t tried making them at home. Would love to make Mathura peda soon!

  37. Festivals and homemade sweets are the best. Chocolate pedas are something I would like to try for this janmastami.

  38. I am surely going to make these pedhas. As every year I celebrate janmashthmi by doing fasting. This year this pedas will be the addition to my bhog. Thanks for sharing

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