Makkan peda is made using khoya (milk solids), maida (all purpose flour) as main ingredients, stuffed with dry fruits and nuts. It is very famous in Arcot. So it has also the name Arcot makkan peda. When I was thinking of Diwali, I thought I should try Makkan peda by stuffing nuts in Gulab jamun mix. Then when I saw few videos in youtube, I got really tempted to try from scratch. When I googled, I got the recipe from Hindu, but the measurements were really confusing. It was given in weight and too much quantity too. So I sat and converted everything to cup measurements for easier understanding and reduced the quantity too. I was so scared until I fried the pedas in oil as everything was rounded up and approximate measures. But…. It – was – perfect!
Wondering why I am posting now? Is it because Diwali is nearing? No
It’s my Blog Anniversary !!!
Yes! It has been 8 amazing years of blogging! It’s really exciting and amazing feeling to see how I have progressed in cooking as well as blogging and proud to see all my work if I look back.
For past few years, I never made any special blog anniversary posts as I remember it only at the last few days before, but this time, I remembered when it was Ganesh Chaturthi as I know after which I started blogging. So this time I am here with a special recipe to celebrate and share my happiness.
Though it’s my hobby, there is always a great support from Vj and even Aj. My in-laws, Parents, brother, relatives, friends … all encourage me a lot. This has become my identity now and I am really happy that I started doing something as hobby and it has turned something useful and worthy! Special thanks to my friend Sangeeta, as a friend who has encouraged me to start me blogging and keep encouraging till now and share amazing recipes to me to try and post.
All you wonderful reader friends make my day by your appreciations and feedbacks. I have been reading a lot of feedbacks through comments and mails. Each and every appreciation and note of thanks is precious to me and makes me really happy and feel satisfied that I too could help someone in someway in their lives. Keep this support coming and thank you from my bottom of my heart. Thanks to fellow blogger friends for your support too. Thanks to Kungumam thozhi and other medias for their features and support. I am really overwhelmed by all you feedbacks and support you give through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Keep it coming and I will keep going!
How to make makkan peda video :
Delicious, soft, rich and royal arcot makkan peda… Try it for any special occasion or for this Diwali 2015