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

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

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

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:

  1. coconut burfi
  2. coconut ladoo
  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.

if you are looking for more diwali sweets then do check:

quick peda in microwave

4.7 from 10 votes
Prep Time:1 min
Cook Time:3 mins
Total Time:4 mins
quick and tasty peda made in the microwave oven. a 5 minute recipe.
milk peda recip, doodh peda recipe
Servings:12 to 14 peda

INGREDIENTS FOR quick peda in microwave

(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)

HOW TO MAKE quick peda in microwave

  • 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.
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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.

quick milk peda recipe, doodh peda recipe


dassana amit

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namaste 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

    • 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.

  1. 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.

    • 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.

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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