quick peda recipe in microwave, easy peda recipe with condensed milk

Quick peda recipe with step by step photos – super quick, easy and tasty doodh peda recipe made in microwave. A 5 minute recipe.

Peda is a popular Indian sweet that is traditionally made with khoya/mava or evaporated milk. I have shared the traditional way of making Peda recipe with khoya. however the peda recipe posted here is a cheat’s version of making peda with condensed milk. the method is super quick and takes about only 3 minutes to cook in the microwave oven. Few more quick and delicious recipes you can make with condensed milk are:

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  3. Basundi recipe

Apart from condensed milk, Milk powder and ghee/butter is also added in these pedas. There is no need to add any sugar at all. They are slightly more sweet and this comes from someone who does not like too much sweetness in any Indian sweet dish or dessert.

I got inspired to make these quick pedas after seeing one recipe in the 100 Diwali recipes ebook by indusladies.com. i experimented a little and came with this recipe after 2 trials.

First time when I made these milk pedas, I overcooked them and they became slightly dark and bit dense and chewy. Tasted good but the texture was compromised a bit. I used a full can of nestle’s milkmaid and the pedas were too much in quantity for us. Pic below of the first trial. You can compare the texture and look of both the pedas.

overcooked milk pedas, doodh pedas recipe

Next time I just used half of the can and was very careful when microwaving them. Just microwaved for a total of 3 minutes checking after every 30 seconds. The second time pedas had a good smooth texture and a nice creamish color.

So When you microwave the milk pedas, keep an eye so that the mixture does not get overcooked. You can also cook the whole mixture in a pan instead of the microwave.

1 can of condensed milk – 400 gram, yields 24-26 small pedas, while
½ can- 200 grams, yields 12-14 pedas.

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quick peda in microwave

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Quick and tasty peda made in the microwave oven. A 5 minute recipe.
milk peda recip, doodh peda recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:3 mins
Total Time:4 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):12 to 14 peda
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 200 grams sweetened condensed milk or half a can of condensed milk
  • ½ tablespoon ghee or butter
  • ¾ cup milk powder
  • a pinch of saffron (kesar)
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder)
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms (hari elaichi or choti elaichi)


  • Mix the condensed milk, milk powder and ghee/butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Crush the cardamoms in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder. Discard the peels.
  • Microwave on high for one minute.
  • Add the cardamom powder, nutmeg powder and saffron strands.
  • Stir and microwave on high for one minute. Remove and stir again.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds on high and check.
  • If the mixture looks a bit liquid, microwave again for 30 seconds on high. The mixture would thicken.
  • It took me exact 3 minutes on high power to get the right consistency.
  • If the mixture still has moisture and is liquidity, then microwave again on high for 15 to 30 seconds more.
  • When the mixture becomes mildly hot or warm, shape into small balls.
  • The mixture is sticky, so apply some oil or ghee while shaping into small balls.
  • Once cooled, store the milk pedas in an air tight box in the refrigerator.
  • Serve the milk pedas or doodh pedas when required.


Tips for making quick peda recipe

  1. The recipe can be doubled or tripled. It takes the same time to microwave the peda mixture using half the tin or full tin of condensed milk.
  2. Since the microwave cooking functions vary from oven to oven, you can microwave some seconds less or more to get the right consistency.
  3. The mixture can also be cooked in a pan. Cook the mixture till it starts to leave the sides of the pan. It takes approx 10-14 minutes depending on the type of pan, amount of heat and quantity of the mixture.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
quick peda in microwave
Amount Per Serving
Calories 592 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 1009mg29%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Sugar 72g80%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 728mg73%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Few steps for quick peda recipe

1. In a deep bowl mix the condensed milk, milk powder and ghee or butter.

condensed milk for milk peda recipe

2. Microwave for a minute on high power. Add the cardamom powder, saffron and nutmeg powder. Use a deep microwave safe bowl, so that the mixture does not spill out. If the mixture spills out, then its messy to clean.

microwave - milk peda recipe

3. Stir and again microwave for about 1.5 to 2 minutes. Check after every minute or 30 seconds. The mixture would thicken considerably and looks like leaving the sides of the bowl. Pic below shows the final consistency of the mixture. The color should not darken. Even after microwaving, the food keeps on cooking, so keep this in mind.

mixture for milk peda recipe

4. Let the mixture become warm. Apply some oil or ghee on your palms and make small balls or peda. The mixture is sticky so applying oil or ghee helps. You can even flatten them if you want. If you have moulds, you can make the milk pedas in moulds too. You can also press the centers with your thumb and sprinkle some crushed pistachios or almonds or cashews or whole raisins in the center.

shaping milk peda, doodh milk recipe

Let the milk pedas cool at room temperature or you can keep the pedas refrigerated. Usually, its better to consume milk based sweets fast as they get spoiled quickly. But don’t worry these delicious milk pedas will get over soon.

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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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79 comments/reviews

  1. Hi, I live in Canada. I can only find skim milk powder. Can I use skim milk powder? Thank you.

    • you can use skim milk powder.

  2. Not recipe related. But search option on mobile is not working. Just letting you know.

    • maneesha, i just checked. it is working. may be the page was not fully loaded in your mobile. could you check again.

  3. y your app has stopped working?5 stars

    • Harshad, we have deleted the app as we could not manage it well. however all the recipes are there in the website also.

  4. Hlo g can I cook this mixture in cook top5 stars

    • yes you can. just cook the mixture till it starts to leave sides of the pan. then remove in a bowl or plate and let it become warm or cool down. then shape in pedas. do not cook too much as then the pedas will become chewy.

  5. Tried the milk pedha recipe but it becomes very chew.i made it as per the recipe but didn’t get as per desire.so disappointed.4 stars

    • sona, the chewiness is because the mixture has been cooked too much. microwave ovens have different capacities and thus any microwave recipe has to be made carefully. too much of microwaving will make the food dry, dense and chewy. so its best to microwave for a couple of minutes and then check and further microwave after every 30 seconds. even after the food is removed from the microwave, it keeps on cooking. so this also has to be taken into account. hope this helps.

  6. Pedas are sticking to my hand when i am making balls but taste is delicious i skipped nutmeg powder great receipe.5 stars

    • fine. the mixture needed to be cooked slightly more and they won’t stick. thanks for the feedback.

  7. I like this recipe,,I don’t have Owen,so is there any option is there for this,with out Owen we can do or not tell me please?

    • cook the whole mixture in a pan with non stop stirring till it leaves sides of the pan. then let the mixture cool down and then you can shape into pedas.

  8. Thank you I made it on Diwali n turned out really well . I just Hv one query is it necessary to add milk powder .. or without milk powder also can make or not

    • thanks kirti. yes milk powder is essential. pedal can be made with khoya also. if making only with khoya or mama, then no need to add milk powder. but when making with condensed milk, milk powder is required.

  9. Hi Dassana,

    I made this pedas and they are tasty but sticky .They are just sticking all over our teeth 🙂 Pedas are not dry but soft and sticky.
    I read the comments and seems I might overcooked the mixture.
    Is the final mixture will be a little liquidy and will solidify once little cooled down?

    Mine was looking almost like your final picture . Another thing could be the Dry mil powder- I might have added a little more – Can this be the reason for stickiness?


    • ritu, adding more milk powder will not make the pedas sticky. looks like they are overdone. if they are cooked more, then they will be sticky. the final mixture is not liquidy. the mixture should start leaving the sides of the pan. today i will try to add one more peda recipe but made with khoya. so you can even check this recipe to get an idea.

  10. Hi Dasanna,
    Can we lessen the sweetness in this recipe? If so what can we add or reduce? Please suggest 🙂4 stars

    • increase the milk powder and the sugar will reduce. you can add 1 cup of milk powder.

  11. Which milk powder did you use?
    Milk Mava powder or any other .

    • i used nestle.

  12. I can’t follow the cup measurement very well. Do you think 100gms milk powder will be sufficient for this recipe?

    • yes, will be sufficient.

  13. i wish to carry it for my relative. if i prepare it today, keep it in fridge till tomorrow evening and keep outside fom evening till next morning that is the travel period will it b stale

    • in a humid and warm or hot climate, pedas can get spoiled at room temperature. if you keep them packed in your bag and do not expose the bag to anything hot, then they can stay well.

  14. is it necessary to use nutmeg powder

    • welcome and thankyou shalini 🙂

    • you can skip.

  15. Hi
    Can I make it without milk powder bcoz I can’t find one. Plz tell can I replace milk powder with some thing else

    • you can add khoya/mawa instead of milk powder. about 1/3 cup khoya should be fine

  16. are there any substitutes for the citric acid? i do not have alum powder either.

    • juhi may we know where you are using citric acid for making paneer or any other recipe so we may help you further thanks.

  17. Can u tell me d measurement of milk powder nd ghee??

    • sneha, the measurements of all ingredients given below:

      200 gms sweetened condensed milk – half a can of condensed milk
      ½ tbsp ghee or butter
      ¾ cup milk powder
      a pinch of saffron/kesar
      a pinch of nutmeg powder/jaiphal powder
      3-4 green cardamoms/hari elaichi/choti elaichi

  18. Ok most of the replies here are from ladies, so I am an exception……But let me provide my little feedback anyways…

    This is a bad recipe…..bad because it is too good and too easy to make, which means I make more of these, which means I eat more of these, which means I have to work out much more!!! grrrrr…

    Seriously though: This recipe is very straightforward and easy. I thought i was doing something wrong and double/triple/quadruple checked the recipe to make sure i was not missing anything. Kids loved it too! I roasted slivers of almonds and placed a sliver on top of each peda.

    Thanks for sharing!5 stars

    • pleased to know this binoy 🙂 glad your kids loved the milk pedas 🙂 thankyou for your kind, positive and jovial words. you are always welcome.

  19. i have a doubt that with whole milk the peda can be made on stove and if it is then what is the consistency of the peda and when I tried once it formed like peda and it took really very long time and when eating its chewy and it’s in light brown color

    • with whole milk peda can be made, but then you need to add some alum powder or citric acid for the milk to get a slight grainy consistency. it takes a really long time though. brown color means that the pedas milk have been over cooked. thats why the chewy consistency. just cook till the whole mixture gathers together like a lump and separates from the pan.

  20. Hi..i used a full can of condensed milk. the color matched but yet once the pedas cooled down they are sticky. any way to fix this? maybe coat them with powdered sugar? help..!

    • stickiness means that the peda mixture has been overcooked. i don’t think this can be fixed.

  21. Hi Dassana,

    I have tried many of your recipes. Most of them were more than perfect. Today on the occasion of Shivratri I decided to make these pedas. Made them on the stove-top, followed the recipe but the pedas were were not holding their shape. I cooked for a good ten minutes on low flame but after I made spheres and kept them on the plate they just flattened out. Can you help me know what went wrong?

    • thanks deepti. i think deepti, they were not cooked completely, hence they flattened out and not holding shape. the timing for cooking varies with the kind of pan, intensity of flame and the pan size. you can cook them again. just mix back everything and cook for a few minutes. if they look dry, then sprinkle some milk.

      • Thanks Dassana! will try5 stars

        • welcome deepti

  22. I tried these on stove top.. It stopped sticking in a minute.. I switched off after 4-5 mins and it resulted in pedas which are sticking in teeth and looking very dry..
    Here in US we get non fat dry milk.. Is that responsible for this? Now can I correct it somehow? How to avoid it next time?
    Thanks in advance…

    • the mixture has got over cooked. thats why the sticky feel. i don’t think its due to non fat dry milk. try adding some liquids like milk in it and heat it up for a few minutes. its the sugar reaching the ball consistency and thats why the chewys sticky texture.

  23. Hi!

    how would i make this if i used real mawa using your mawa recipe???

    i’d love to make some for holi using mawa that i’ve made myself!


    • welcome kruti. grate or crumble the mawa. cook the mawa in a bit of ghee till it thickens slightly. switch off the flame. then you add powdered sugar. mix well and add the flavoring agents like cardamom powder or saffron. then roll it into small pedas. decorate with some dry fruits like pista or sliced almonds.

      • thanks for your response!!! i’ll give it a try around holi!

        Just also wanted to add that your blog is really great!! When I cannot reach my mom to ask her about cooking questions, I check your blog! your step by step instructions and photos are really amazing! thanks for all your hard work and sharing your knowledge!

        • welcome kruti and thanks for your kind words.

  24. Had milk powder and was wondering what to do with it. Came across this site and tried it. Came out really yummy, thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe 🙂5 stars

    • welcome rashmi. thanks for the positive feedback.

  25. Thanku Dasana ji It was awesome. But hint i did cook all the ingredients together wen it came to boiling point but didnot include milk powder in it. Also i used 1 tin condense milk and the same tin used 2 tins of water which i mixed with the other ingredients before I boiled.

    • thanks shonhi for your feedback. with the variations, you made, i am glad that the pedas were good.

  26. Hi

    I tried the recipe it came little bit chewy. Also could you please mention with 200 gm of how much milk powder should be taken in gms pls.. It taste really yummy.. Just little bit chewy 🙁

    • the chewiness is due to over cooking. i will update in some days as i will have to measure the amount in grams. but my guess is it should be around 75 to 80 grams.

    • thank you very much for discussing a really delicious sweet with us. in my family all love this peda very much.4 stars

      • thanks parul. glad to know 🙂

  27. Excellent recipe! Going to try making these today. Can you let me know for up to how many days can we store or preserve these pedas.

    • thanks. about a week in the fridge.

  28. Hi,
    I do not have nestle milk powder. Can I use milk mawa powder for this recepie? Not sure if it’s the same. Thanks.

    • you can use mawa powder. its different from milk powder. both are different.

  29. Hi dassana
    I made these pedas just now in th microwave the taste is pretty good but they feel dry maybe I overcooked but they r very good I even made the kalakand still got to give a taste test but looks pretty awessome.thanks for ur receip.

    • hi neetu, the dryness is due to overcooking. no issues. next time you can cook for less minutes. kalakand? i don’t have a recipe of kalakand 🙂

  30. hi
    i have a doubt.3/4 cup milk powder means how much in gms.i have 200 ml cup.

    • durga, i don’t know how much in grams. american cup = 250 ml. so 3/4 of american cup is 187.5 ml cup. so you can approx use whole cup or little less than it.

  31. hi di which milk powder would be used in milk pedas

    • prabh, i have used nestle milk powder.

      • thanks di I will try and tell u how it comes out…5 stars

        • welcome prabh. yes do share your feedback.

  32. Hi Dassana,

    I tried this recipe today. I made it in a pan on the stove. However it turned out very sticky and chewy.
    Is that how it is supposed to be? I’m not sure what I did wrong.
    Can you please advice.

    • its not supposed to be sticky and chewy. the peda mixture has been overcooked and thats why it became chewy. just cook and stir till the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan. take a small pinch of the mixture and roll it into a tiny ball. if the ball is smooth and not feeling sticky then the peda mixture is done. you can also taste and you will get an idea.

  33. Hi dassana,

    Am PPlanning to make this today.. can you tell me whether I should use sweetened or unsweetened condensed milk for this. Thanks. .

    • hi vasundhara, sweetened condensed milk. actually in india we only get sweetened ones. will update the post.

  34. Hi Dassana it’s a very good recipe..But can u tell me how to make this pedas without using the microwave .

    • just cook the mixture in a pan on a low flame till it starts leaving the sides. then make pedas when the mixture is still warm.

  35. Hi Dassana,
    I’m surprised that you actually use microwaving given the ‘forestfire’ that it does to all the nutrients… But I do love your recipes! Just no microwaving for us 🙂

    • thanks minni. i know many people don’t use microwave for cooking as many reports are not in favor of it. but there are many things in life we end up doing which is not good for us like staying in polluted cities, working in a stressful job, eating food full of fertilizers and watching the idiot box… the list is endless. i use microwave because it is quick to use and similarly many people will give the reason why they work in stressful job because it pays a better salary. there is always a give and take. lets focus on our own life and do what feel right to us. if you like then you can make the pedas in the pan also.