Dudh Peda Recipe – How to make Doodh Peda from scratch

post modified on October 20

Written by Puja

Homemade dudh peda recipe is a delicious dessert treat perfect for any occasion made with fresh milk and topped with nuts and dried fruits. You can now make this sweet at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

dudh peda recipe

About Recipe for Dudh Peda

Dudh Peda is a delicious sweet which one can relish all year round.

Peda is a famous Indian sweet made from Khoya. Khoya is basically dried milk. Khoya is a good source of proteins and a variety of vitamins.

It is also a good option for those on a low-calorie diet as it is a very low-calorie food item.

Sweets are those delicacies that are an inherent part of every Indian festival and function, be it Diwali, a housewarming party, or a wedding function. And one of the most popular desserts during these occasions is doodh peda.

The key to making delicious Dudh peda is in the ingredients and method of preparation. The best part of this recipe is that it requires only full cream milk and sugar to make these desserts. The only time-consuming step is making the milk solids, which took me around 1.5 to 2 hours to get the khoya.

Furthermore, you must keep stirring the milk while making khoya or it will stick to the bottom and finally burn. There is no shortcut for this step, you must complete it until it solidifies.

But then nothing compares the homemade peda made at home.

However, most people would rather order them from a sweet shop than make them at home. Maybe they think it’s a difficult dessert to make.

Doodh Pedas, in fact, are one of the easiest and simplest sweets I’ve ever made. So do check out my way of making this delicious dessert from scratch at home.

Doodh peda

Why you should make this recipe?

Dudh Pedia is one of the most delicious desserts of all time. So if you are planning for some delicious dessert on your menu, don’t forget to try out Doodh Peda.

Dudh peda is a perfect sweet for gifting as well as the perfect recipe to make for this Diwali. You can make dudh peda a day before and enjoy Diwali, interesting right?

  • Easy to make
  • No-bake dessert recipe
  • Made with very minimal ingredients
  • One of the most delectable desserts in India
Dudh peda recipe

Looking for some more dessert recipes for Diwali?

In India, during Diwali people make a lot of sweets at home. Here are some of the best dessert recipes that are prepared in India during Diwali.

Paan Coconut Laddoo

Parwal ki Mithai

Mawa Gujia Recipe

Coconut Laddoo Recipe

Instant Jalebi Recipe

Dudh peda

Basics Ingredients used to make Dudh Peda:

Milk: To get good results, use full cream milk.

Sugar: I have used sugar here, but you can substitute jaggery for sugar if you want to.

Cardamom: Cardamom gives a very nice flavor and aroma, so make sure you add this. But in case, you don’t have it you can still make peda.

Nuts: Nuts are optional, I have used pista to garnish peda, you can use nuts as per your choice.

Dudh peda recipe
Dudh peda

Dudh Peda Recipe

An easy and simple traditional 3 ingredients Indian Dessert made with milk solids across india during festivals.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: doodh peda recipe, dudh peda, dudh peda recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 20 Peda
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Puja


  • 2 ltr Full Cream Milk
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cardamom


  • Boil milk in a wide saucepan on high flame.
    peda step1
  • Once it comes to boil reduce the flame to a medium high.
    peda step2
  • Let it boil until the quantiy of milk reduces to half and thickens.
  • Keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom surface.
  • Scrap side cream and mix it into milk.
  • Cook over medium flame until it is of thick and dry consistency. And the milk solid starts leaving the pan.
    peda step3
  • Now add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well.
    peda step4
  • Cook for another 5 minutes on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
    peda step5
  • The milk has thickened now. Turn off the flame.
  • Take out the mixture in a separate plate. Let it cool down.
    peda step6
  • Now grease your palm with ghee.And take a small part of mix.
    dudh peda step7
  • Roll out a bit and slightly flatten it to make it like cookie.
  • Press it from the centre with your thumb and the Peda is ready. (you can also make some designs as per your choice)
    peda step8
  • Prepare all of the Peda in the same manner and allow them to rest for 4-5 hours before serving.
  • You can refrigerate them and eat them within 8 to 10 days.


Use full cream milk for the best result.
Make sure you dab enough ghee on your palms as the ghee won’t let the Peda mixture stick to your hands.
Make sure that you do not overcook the peda’s mixture else it will make them chewy.


Nutrition Facts
Dudh Peda Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 1mg0%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dudh Peda Recipe?

Why is Peda chewy?

The dough’s consistency, or the mixture’s consistency, is crucial. Do not continue to stir it. If you leave it on the flame for too long, it will solidify and become chewy.

How long does milk Peda last?

Milk pedas will keep for approximately two days at room temperature, but they will keep for up to a week or two in the refrigerator.

Can we substitute jaggery for sugar?

Yes, you can.

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