Kesar Peda- Saffron Scented Indian Milk Fudge

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Nov. 26, 2015

These Saffron or Kesar scented Pedas are perfect to celebrate any occasion, especially the upcoming Diwali. Inspired by Manjula's Kitchen.


Whole fat milk 4 1/3 Cup (69.33 tbs) , divided
Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon , mixed with water to make 1/4 cup (from 1 lemon)
Unsalted butter 3 Tablespoon
Milk powder 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Saffron strands 1 Pinch
Crushed cardamom seeds 1/4 Teaspoon
Superfine sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pistachios 8



In a saucepan, boil 4 cups of milk and add lemon juice an water to it.

Once it curdles, strain in a cheese cloth and squeeze out water. Allow paneer to cool.

Melt butter in a saute pan and add remaining milk to it. Add saffron strands, milk powder and mix well.

Add paneer and press well.

Stir for 10-13 minutes until it gets the consistency of a dough.

Transfer to a plate and allow to cool.

Add cardamom powder, sugar and knead well.

Divide and roll into small pedas.

Garnish with whole pistachios and saffron strands.



Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8