Makkan Peda | Arcot Sweet | Gulab Jamun
Makkan Peda is a delicious sweet dish from the South Indian Cuisine. Also, it is familiar by the name “ Arcot Sweet “, as this sweet hails from North Arcot district of Tamilnadu. Makkan Peda tastes divine, and this sweet treat, is a boon to all sweet lovers. This recipe , I learnt from my neighbor, who is great chef in making sweets. I followed her instructions and it came out with excellent result with simple steps. Am happy to share this recipe with you all…!!! Give a try and let me know how u enjoyed…:)
Sugar - 2 cups
Sugarless khova - 250 g
All purpose flour - ½ cup
Yoghurd - ¾ cup
Baking soda pwd - a pinch
Almond - 8
Cashew - 10
Pista - 5 to 7
Raisins - ¼ cup
Pumpkin seeds - 1 tbsp
Saffron - few strands
Cardamom pwd - ¼ tsp
Ghee to fry
To prepare Sugar syrup:
Take sugar in a bowl.
Add water till it immerse.
Allow to boil in low flame with stirring.
Once the sugar syrup turns oily consistency, turn off the flame.
Add few saffron strands and cardamom pwd.
To Prepare Pedas:
Take sugarless khova, all purpose flour in a bowl and knead well.
Add yoghurd, a pinch of baking soda pwd and knead to smooth soft dough.
Cover and keep it aside for 1 hour.
In the meantime, grate almond, cashew & pistachio to fine pieces.
With this add raisins and pumpkin seeds, mix together.
Keep ready this stuffing ingredients.
Now, make small lemon sized balls out of the dough.
Press it to cup shape and place a spoonful of stuffing inside.
Close it carefully to round shape again.
Gently flatten it and keep aside.
Repeat the same with all the remaining dough and stuffing.
Heat ghee in a frying pan.
Deep fry in medium flame to golden brown color on both sides.
Take it aside and immerse in warm sugar syrup.
Allow to soak well for about 3 to 4 hrs till , the pedas absorb all the sugar syrup to it.
Garnish with grated cashew, pista and almond nuts
Delicious , mouth watery Makkan Peda is ready to enjoy…!!!