dharwad peda recipe | dharwad pedha | how to make dharwad pede

dharwad peda recipe | dharwad pedha | how to make dharwad pede with detailed photo and video recipe. a unique way of preparing the peda recipe or sweet recipe from northern karnataka city i.e dharwad. basically, it is prepared with paneer and milk with a unique dark brown colour as compared to the creamy white colour to the traditional mawa or khoya peda. moreover, dharwad peda recipe is rolled on sugar crystal before serving making it very unique.
dharwad peda recipedharwad peda recipe | dharwad pedha | how to make dharwad pede with step by step photo and video recipe. there are many unique recipes with peda and each variation depends upon the regions it comes from. dharwad pede is one such unique sweet condiments hails from the north karnataka. like any other peda recipe, even this is prepared with milk, sugar, milk solids but caramelising to yield brown coloured peda recipe.

i have a very special connection to this traditional dharwad peda recipe since childhood. my early schooling was done on hubli, the twin city of dharwad and since than i have a strong connection to the north karnataka cuisine. be it girmit, jolada rotti, mirchi bajji, ennegayi or the classic dessert dharwad peda recipe. i personally loved the extra sugary coating and the juiciness it had to offer in its taste. after moving from hubli to udupi i started to miss it a lot. even though dharwad pede was easily available in udupi but it never matched the authentic thakur’s peda outlet from dharwad. in this recipe, i have attempted to get that same taste but was not able to match authentic thakur’s peda.

dharwad pedha

furthermore, some important tips and suggestions for a creamy and moist dharwad peda recipe. firstly, this peda recipe requires a lot of patience while stirring and cooking. do not give up as the end result is definitely worth a wait. secondly, i would heavily recommend using thick full cream buffaloes milk for the best result. alternatively, you can also use full cream cows milk and the pedha should equally taste great. lastly, you should be able to store these for a minimum of 1-2 week in a dry container. if possible refrigerate it and defrost it before serving.

finally, do visit my other indian sweet recipes collection with this recipe post of dharwad peda recipe. it includes recipes like malpua, kesar peda, instant peda, gulab jamun, rasgulla, rasmalai, mysore pak, kaju barfi, kaju roll, besan barfi, milk powder barfi and balushahi recipe. in addition, do visit my other similar recipes collection like,

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dharwad peda recipe
dharwad peda recipe | dharwad pedha | how to make dharwad pede
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

easy dharwad peda recipe | dharwad pedha | how to make dharwad pede

Course: sweets
Cuisine: south india
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • 2 litre milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 6 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
Instructions
  1. firstly, take the prepared paneer into large kadai and break into pieces.
  2. saute on low flame till the moisture in paneer is lost.
  3. add in 1 tbsp ghee and roast the paneer till the colour changes.
  4. now add 6 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp milk. mix well.
  5. keep sauting on low to medium flame till the sugar melts.
  6. continue to saute till the mixture turns brown.
  7. once the milk starts to dry out, add a tbsp of milk.
  8. continue to saute until the mixture turns golden brown.
  9. cool the mixture and transfer to a blender.
  10. blend to a fine powder without adding any water or milk.
  11. take the powdered mixture back to kadai and add 3 tbsp of milk.
  12. continue to saute until the mixture turns dark golden brown.
  13. add milk if the mixture dries out and to prevent from burning.
  14. now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. allow to cool slightly.
  15. make a cylindrical roll or shape of your choice to peda.
  16. roll in castor sugar coating uniformly.
  17. finally, dharwad peda is ready to serve or store for a week in the refrigerator.

how to make dharwad pede with step by step photo:

paneer preparation for peda:

  1. firstly, in a thick bottomed vessel take 2-litre milk.
    how to make dharwad pede
  2. get the milk to boil stirring occasionally to prevent from burning and forming cream (malai) on top.
    how to make dharwad pede
  3. once the milk comes to a boil, simmer and pour 2 tbsp lemon juice. you can alternatively use curd or vinegar.
    how to make dharwad pede
  4. stir continuously till the milk curdles keeping the flame on low to medium.
    how to make dharwad pede
  5. feel free to add more lemon juice or curd/vinegar to coagulate milk and water separate completely.
    how to make dharwad pede
  6. drain the curdles milk over a cloth-lined over a colander. you can use leftover water to make soup or knead the dough as they are very nutritious.
    how to make dharwad pede
  7. squeeze off the water completely. be careful as the curdled milk will be very hot.
    how to make dharwad pede
  8. rinse off the curdled milk with fresh water to remove sourness from lemon juice.
    how to make dharwad pede
  9. squeeze off the water completely and hang for 20 minutes. do not over squeeze as the moisture in paneer will be lost.
    dharwad pedha

peda prepartion recipe:

  1. now take the prepared paneer into large kadai and break into pieces.
    dharwad pedha
  2. saute on low flame till the moisture in paneer is lost.
    dharwad pedha
  3. add in 1 tbsp ghee and roast the paneer till the colour changes.
    dharwad pedha
  4. now add 6 tbsp of sugar and 1 tbsp milk. mix well.
    dharwad pedha
  5. keep sauting on low to medium flame till the sugar melts.
    dharwad pedha
  6. continue to saute till the mixture turns brown.
    dharwad pedha
  7. once the milk starts to dry out, add a tbsp of milk.
    dharwad pedha
  8. continue to saute until the mixture turns golden brown.
    dharwad peda recipe
  9. cool the mixture and transfer to a blender.
    dharwad peda recipe
  10. blend to a fine powder without adding any water or milk.
    dharwad peda recipe
  11. take the powdered mixture back to kadai and add 3 tbsp of milk.
    dharwad peda recipe
  12. continue to saute until the mixture turns dark golden brown.
    dharwad peda recipe
  13. add milk if the mixture dries out and to prevent from burning.
  14. now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. allow to cool slightly.
    dharwad peda recipe
  15. make a cylindrical roll or shape of your choice to peda.
    dharwad peda recipe
  16. roll in castor sugar coating uniformly.
    dharwad peda recipe
  17. finally, dharwad peda is ready to serve or store for a week in the refrigerator.
    dharwad pedha

notes:

  • firstly, use fresh homemade paneer as they will be moister.
  • also, to hasten the process use khoya and sugar. saute until the mixture turns golden brown.
  • additionally, cook on low to medium flame, else the mixture will burn and taste bitter.
  • finally, dharwad peda recipe tastes great when made moist and sweet.
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