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Instant Microwave Gulkand Peda – Indian Dessert

Let me show you how to make a show stopper delicious dessert in just 10 minutes using only 4 ingredients. Learn to make this popular Indian sweets called Peda (pedha) in a jiffy.

This Microwave dessert recipe makes melt in your mouth milk peda full of rich and satisfying taste. Enjoy the homemade sweet pedhas for festivals like Diwali, Holi, Raksha Bandhan and Ganesh Chaturthi !

This instant peda is the quick and easy version of Indian Milk Fudge Dessert. Pedha is super popular Indian sweet. It is a creamy milk fudge shaped in flat round balls. Serving pedha resonates with celebrating most special occasions. Weddings, festivals, birthdays and new births , pedha is typically served on all these special happy occasions.

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In India, dessert is also called sweets. During festivals, these sweets are sold by several vendors called ” Halwai “. Buying and gifting them is a tradition for holidays. I wanted to create simple and easy recipe to make these delectable pedhas at home with ease. As with most of our recipes, we focus on reducing the heavy efforts but achieving the same results.

Instant Milk Peda

This instant milk pedha is one such fusion / short cut recipe. Instead of simmering milk on the stove for hours, like it is traditionally done, we use condensed milk. In classic recipes, mawa or khoya is used which is thick milk solids. This recipe uses milk powder to attain the same results.

So making the dessert that looks so gourmet couldn’t be easier. You mix in all ingredients. Microwave it for 3 minutes in 3 short intervals. Let it cool down some and then roll and shape the pedhas. IT.IS.THAT.SIMPLE !

A hand holding a dessert plate full of homemade Instant peda.

Easy Substitutions

This recipe is also easy to adapt to your liking. Instead of rose petal jam called GULKAND , you can use variety of chopped nuts, saffron strands, Cardamom and nutmeg and PAAN flavor. I love adding rose petal jam since it makes it look so pretty and exotic. Add a touch of glamor to your next celebration with these delicacies. They look and taste so fancy, no one will believe that are so easy to make.

Easy Indian Dessert

Only 4 ingredients and 10 minutes time is what makes this Instant Microwave Pedha so unique. We need such quick and easy recipes in our repertoire for last minute celebrations. You will be surprised how impressive and unique this recipe is once you serve it to guests . No one will believe it’s home made and easy.

This instant Microwave recipe actually takes only 3-4 minutes of cooking time. Then few minutes to cool down the mixture so you can roll the pedha and then few minutes to shape all of them. So from start to finish you will need only 10 total minutes to make 20-25 pedas.

A hand holding a peda showing melt in the mouth texture.

Perfect For Gifting

You can also pack these cute pedhas in gift wrap or colorful bags for gift giving. Homemade edible gifts like Chocolate Dipped Pretzels, Peppermint Chocolate Bark or Chocolate Peanut Clusters are so wonderful to give to your neighbors and guests.

These Microwave Instant Pedha Recipe is

  • extremely easy to make
  • can be made in advance for the party
  • suitable for last minute dessert
  • needs only 4 easy to find ingredients

Freshly made pedha getting rolled on the palm.

Ingredients:

Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s what I used in little more details and easy substitutions.

  • Milk Powder – I used Non fat dry milk powder. You can use full fat version as well. 
  • Condensed Milk – Store brought condensed milk works. It tends to be sweet so you do not need to add extra sugar in this recipe. If you want to reduce the sugar intake, use unsweetened condensed milk.
  • Butter – I used unsalted butter. You can also use ghee which is clarified butter.
  • Gulkand – This is for flavoring. Gulkand is rose petal jam popular in middle Eastern and Indian food. It is sweet and full of rose flavor. I love adding gulkand in pedha since it adds extra depth of flavor and aroma which makes it unique. You can skip adding gulkand if you do not have it easily available.
  • Substitutions – Instead of using Gulkand, you can use other sweet flavoring ingredients to make these pedhas. Most popular Indian flavorings are cardamom and saffron. You can also add bit of mango pulp to make it mango pedha. Butter scotch or caramel are also good options

Ingredients used in making this Instant Microwave pedha recipe.

Instructions

You won’t believe how easy it is to make this recipe. Even kids can do it with proper adult supervision. 

  • Take a big microwave safe bowl, add butter, condensed milk and milk powder. Mix well.
  • Microwave it for a minute.
  • After 1 minute, take it out and mix it well.
  • Put it back in microwave for 1 extra minute.
  • Take it out after a minute and stir well. Add Gulkand. Mix well so that there are no lumps in the batter.
  • Put it back in the Microwave and cook again for one minute. The mixture will be non sticky and look runny.
  • Let it cool it for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is able to handle.
  • Grease your hands with some melted butter.
  • Divide the mixture into equal sized balls. With greased hands, roll them nicely in your palms so they become smooth without any cracks. You can use cookie press to give the desired shape or prints on top if desired.
  • Garnish each with rose petal on the top. Cool the pedhas and enjoy.

Instruction picture collage showing major steps involved ina making this Indian Dessert Recipe.

Storage

Since these pedhas are made with dairy and milk, they need to refrigerated. They will keep well in refrigerator for 5-6 days. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

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A festive dessert plate with holiday decor and pedas.

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Instant Microwave Peda Recipe

Instant Microwave Peda Recipe

Yield: 20-25
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Inactive Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

Learn to make quick Instant Microwave peda in 10 minutes with just 4 ingredients. This Indian dessert recipe makes best rose flavored pedha perfect for festivals like Diwali, Holi and Ganpati.

Instructions

  1. Take a big microwave safe bowl, add butter, condensed milk and milk powder. Mix well.
  2. Microwave it for a minute.
  3. After 1 minute, take it out and mix it well.
  4. Put it back in microwave for 1 extra minute.
  5. Take it out after a minute and stir well. Add Gulkand. Mix well so that there are no lumps in the batter.
  6. Put it back in the Microwave and cook again for one minute. The mixture will be non sticky and look runny.
  7. Let it cool it for 5-10 minutes or until the mixture is able to handle.
  8. Grease your hands with some melted butter.
  9. Divide the mixture into equal sized balls. With greased hands, roll them nicely in your palms so they become smooth without any cracks. You can use cookie press to give the desired shape or prints on top if desired.
  10. Garnish each peda with rose petals on the top. Cool the pedhas and enjoy.

Notes

Instead of using Gulkand, you can use other sweet flavoring ingredients to make these pedhas. Most popular Indian flavorings are cardamom and saffron. You can also add bit of mango pulp to make it mango peda. Butter scotch or caramel are also good options

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 pedha
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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This recipe was originally published on June 22, 2018 . It is republished on November 3, 2021 with detailed instructions, process shot collage and substitutions information. 

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