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Friday, September 25, 2015

Arcot makkan peda recipe
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! Dancing
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Wondering why I am posting now?  Is it because Diwali is nearing?  NoHappy
It’s my Blog Anniversary !!! Party
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.Big Grin
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.


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How to make makkan peda video :


Makkan peda recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Sweet
Prep Time20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins     serves: 16

Ingredients

All purpose flour (Maida) – 1 cup

Khoya (Unsweetened milk solid) – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp

Curd – 1/4 cup

Ghee + Vanaspati – 2 tbsp

Cooking soda – 1/2 tsp

Badam, cashew, pistachios – 5 each

Raisin – 10-15

Oil to deep fry


For sugar syrup

Sugar – 3 & 1/2 cups

Water - 3 & 1/2 cups

Saffron – A pinch (Optional)


Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, place khoya (crumbled, at room temperature), maida, ghee, vanaspati, curd and cooking soda. Mix well. Sprinkle water (approx 2 to 3 tbsp) and knead to a dough. Keep aside for 10 to 15 mins and prepare sugar syrup.
  2. 1-dough
  3. Add sugar and water in a vessel and bring to boil. Once it starts boiling, simmer it for four to 5 minutes in medium flame.
  4. 6-syrup
  5. As the sugar syrup gets ready, make the pedas. Knead the dough again gently to make it smooth. Roll into equal, small lemon sized balls. Flatten it slightly.
  6. 2-shape
  7. Stuff with little of the mixed nuts say a large pinch. Gather the sides and cover the nuts.
  8. 3-stuff
  9. Pinch to seal and roll it. Flatten slightly and make pedas. Repeat to finish.
  10. 4-roll
  11. Heat oil and lower the flame. Add several pedas at a time depending on the size of your kadai and oil you keep. Cook in medium flame, gently turning now and then to ensure even cooking.
  12. 5-fry
  13. Once deep golden in colour, drain in paper towels and soak in hot sugar syrup. Let it soak of minimum 2 hours.
  14. 7-ready

Notes

    • Do not over knead the dough. Just make it gently, still smoothly.
    • Khoya should be crumbled before measuring, to make sure you measure right. I used frozen khoya.
    • I used only less sugar than mentioned. But as the pedas get soaked and enlarged, you will need more.
    • Chop nuts finely and stuff only as needed. You can use your favourite nuts inside.
    • Seal the pedas well otherwise will open up.
    • If your oil is not in right temperature, either it will get burnt if too hot or will crack open if too low in heat. So regulate the heat as needed. Also do not over crowd pedas in oil.
    • Keep enough oil to deep fry, otherwise will not evenly browned.
    • You can add saffron or cardamom powder in sugar syrup.
    • You can make the same with ready made gulab jamun mix.

Delicious, soft, rich and royal arcot makkan peda… Try it for any special occasion or for this Diwali 2015 Happy
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55 comments:

  1. Awesome Raji. Lovely post and wish many many more years to come. Keep inspiring

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  2. You have done wonderful job Raks! congrats on your milestone! All the best for many more to come

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  3. Looks delicious :) congrats raji

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  4. Wow... Congrats for your Blog Anniversary... You are doing a wonderful Job Raks... Keep up the good work...And yummy recipe to celebrate the occasion...

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  5. Congrats Raji, great job keep it up. Nowadays love ur videos. Happy anniversary wishes to u n ur Blog.

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  6. Congrats Raji, great job keep it up. Nowadays love ur videos. Happy anniversary wishes to u n ur Blog.

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  7. Congrats for your blog anniversary. Great Job Raks :-) Love all your recipes . Happy Blogging :-):-)

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  8. Congratulations Raji...love your blog...wishing u many more years of successful blogging :)

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  9. Congrts Raji.. Wish mamy more susseful years:-) grt way to celebrate..looks yum

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  10. Many Congratulations on your blog anniversary !!!

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  11. Many Congratulations on your blog anniversary !!!

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  12. That's great you are truly inspiring among others . Keep blogging

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  13. Hearty congrats. ... Love ur blog and presentations...

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  14. Many Congratulations Raji!! You have been an inspiration!! :)

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  15. Congrats and keep blogging!!!

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  16. Congrats Raje. we are of proud of you, being such a determined person in the cooking blog which is ideal for a woman.The way of your presentation,what are essential "dos"& how to avoid don'ts,using the time effectively & your sincere efforts make learners venturing into cooking which is generally stamped as an unwanted job ,make you different from other bloggers.

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  17. I always read your recipe s . easy to learn and try. I am 24 year s and really interested in making food and cooking. Your blog really help me to cook and learn. Thank you

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  18. Wo w congrats and keep rocking...

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  19. Wo w congrats and keep rocking...

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  20. Congrats for the successful completion of another year of blogging..... I m your follower for many years...... your blog is a ready recon-er whenever I m trying new.......once again congrats... keep blogging.......

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  21. Congrats Raji. I have tried so many recipes from your blog and they have come out really excellent. Keep going.. :)

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  22. Happy anniversary for raks kitchen I HV tried many recipes from your blog all r super hit.....

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  23. My "goto" place for all my recipe needs. Never let me down even once.. keep it going.. congrats n best wishes

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  24. Can I omit Vanaspathi and add extra ghee?

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  25. Can I omit Vanaspathi and add extra ghee?

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  26. Happy anniversary for raks kitchen I HV tried many recipes from your blog all r super hit.....

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  27. Congrats to blog anniversary raji...
    Which brand khoya did u use this recipe...
    I m in singapore.... That's y i want know that brand name raji...
    Thank you so much...
    All the best... Keep it up

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  28. Happy anniversary. Congrats. Thank you for your recipes.

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  29. U always rocks!! Happy anniversary and keep posting!!

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  30. Congrats Raks...I visit your blog very often but this is my first comment, Always enjoy reading your blog. I too studied in SRC, Trichy.(1985 batch-M.Sc Physics). So, whenever you share some recipes connected with SRC, I immediately try them which brings back the golden memories of student life! Wish you all the best!

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  31. Happy Blog Anniversary :) Congratulations on all your successes and yummy posts so far and wishing you many more.... These pedas are new to me and look so perfect and scrumptious.

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  32. Woohooo 8years of blogging!! really a big milestone :) you always rock for your smart way of cooking.. I've tried many recipes from your blog though this is my first comment.. moreover your kitchen is like a Google for me.. :)) whenever I wanna try something New or traditional items I just type raks!! I'm very thankful to you:.)) Way to go.. All the very best.. keep rocking..

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  33. Woohooo 8years of blogging!! really a big milestone :) you always rock for your smart way of cooking.. I've tried many recipes from your blog though this is my first comment.. moreover your kitchen is like a Google for me.. :)) whenever I wanna try something New or traditional items I just type raks!! I'm very thankful to you:.)) Way to go.. All the very best.. keep rocking..

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  34. Hearty congratulations raji...your recipes turn out to be perfect everytime because of the precise measurements and detailed instructions..your style of writing and the pictures inspire anybody to try out the recipe. keep up the great job.

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  35. Congratz..raji..
    Very proud of u.....keep blogging !
    Hats off

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  36. congrats on your blog anniversary... not even a day passes without looking for recipes from post. I am from Salem, whenever you mention Salem in your post I'll be in cloud nine. The reason my family says my food is delicious is because of your blog. Right from curd rice i learnt from your blog only. like many I was zero in cooking when married but now the scenario is different. all the credits go to your hard work. all the recipes with step by step is not an easy task. that too, these days you're adding videos too.... thank you Raji.... keep up the good work.

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  37. Congrats Raji!! Wish u many more wonderful years to come!! :)

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  38. I did this today,on the occasion of my sons birthday. It was tasting so delicious and rich that my taste buds were asking more.perfect measurements and tips.thank u so much rajeswari for such wonderful recipe.wish you all the best

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  39. Hi congrats for ur anniversary. How long can we store this?

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    1. In fridge, a week. Room temperature for 3 days.

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  40. Hi raji congrats I just want to know whether we can try this in gulab jamun mix and where we will get this khoya thank u ur posts are awesome

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    1. Hi Gomathi, Sure you can try it will be nice. Khoya will be there along with paneer in frozen section.

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  41. Thank for this recipe .can I make gulab jamun mix and I have to add khoya also?

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  42. You can use readymade mix, no need to add khoya.

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    1. It gives softness and makes the jamun increase size too. So please do not skip

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  44. Mine was hard..I don't know where I went wrong

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    1. Cooking soda and curd makes it soft and spongy. Hope your cooking soda is fresh stock.

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