Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MAKKAN PEDA RECIPE|DIWALI SWEET RECIPES |WITH INSTANT GULAB JAMUN MIX

Makkan peda is a famous sweet from North Arcot District of Tamilnadu. As it is the native town of my in laws side i have heard about this sweet a lot. Generally it is made out of Khoya, as how we make KHOYA JAMUNS and it is stuffed with nuts. But i wanted to try out this with Instant gulab jamuns mix. As i know, in many housed Gulab jamun is a compulsory one for diwali and so give it a slight variation and try out this Arcot famous Sweet Makkan peda for this Diwali.

makkan-peda

PREPARATION TIME:20 MINUTES . COOKING TIME: 30 MINUTES . YIELDS: 14 PEDAS

INGREDIENTS:
GULAB JAMUN MIX 1 CUP
SUGAR 1 AND 1/2 CUP
MILK 3-4 TBLSP
BAKING SODA A PINCH
DRY FRUITS* 2-3 TBLSP
WATER FOR SUGAR SYRUP 1AND 1/2 CUPS
OIL TO DEEP FRY
GHEE 1-2 TSP
*I added pista,cashew nuts,pumpkin seeds. I finely chopped the nuts.
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METHOD:
  • Chop the nuts finely. Sieve the jamun mix and add the baking soda to this.
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  • Use milk to knead the jamun mix into a soft dough without any cracks.
  • cover this and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a pan add the sugar and water. Heat this till the sugar dissolves.
  • When the sugar gets completely dissolved switch off the flame.
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  • Now start making jamuns. Take a small lemon sized portion of the jamun dough and grease your hands with ghee. Roll this into a smooth ball and place a hole in the center.
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  • Place some chopped nuts into this and close the stuffing like how we do for modak.
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  • Meanwhile heat the oil for deep frying. When it is hot, bring down the flame to low.
  • Flatten the stuffed jamun like a peda. Fry this in a very low flame and drain excess oil in a kitchen towel. The jamuns tend to expand in oil adn  even after putting in syrup. so make it bit small.
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  • Repeat the same for the rest of the dough. Keep the dough covered all the time till u make the pedas.
  • Now heat the sugar syrup again for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame and soak these jamun balls in the syrup for 2 hours.
  • I forgot to click the pictures of peda in soaked syrup.
  • Serve chilled or as it as. 
  • Garnish with some nuts while serving.           makkan- peda
NOTES:
  • Always keep the jamun dough covered to avoid drying and getting cracks.
  • You can add raisins ( dry grapes) in the stuffing.
  • Always ensure that the sugar syrup is warm while adding the fried balls.
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27 comments:

  1. delicious makkan peda....

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  2. delicious and drooling dessert

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  3. Love makkan peda's, My aunt was in Arcot, so everytime we go there, we surely will come back with one big thooku full of these delicacies from there!!!! :) Looks super delicious!!!!

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  4. wonderful variation!

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  5. yummy delight for this diwali...

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  6. These stuffed Gulab Jamuns look delicious....I m drooling

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  7. stuffed jamoons look so tempting! :) Perfect

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  9. You have just mentioned "In a pan add the sugar and water. Heat this till the sugar dissolves." . Is One String Consistency not required for the instant Gulab Jamoons?

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    1. No one string consistency for the syrup.

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  10. so yummy love the these cute little peda..

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  11. looks so tempting n yummy..

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  12. Delicious pedas, have tasted them a couple of times..

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  13. I ve never heard of these jamuns Jay! Looks incredibly delish. Should try

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  14. Lovely alternate version of gulab jamuns.
    Deepa

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  15. Wow, it looks awesome.. wish to have it :)

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  16. Famous makkan pedas, they came out simple awesome..Havent had since a long.

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  17. Makhan Pedas look so amazing Jey. But when they are jamuns why do we call them pedas? Wish i cd scoop out one and eat! I see that altho gulab jamuns are such an easy sweet, yet we all like it a lot as its comforting!

    Why no wordpress comments???? :( :(
    Shobha

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    1. Thanks Shoba, Since we are flattening the jamuns before frying , like pedas i think it is called peda.
      Will surely come and visit your space, no intention of should not do.

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  18. Wow..You have made a wonderful attempt by adding nuts to it.

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  19. Beautiful presentation, looks very delicious and yummy.

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  20. this is a dish to die for...wow

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  21. Super idea to stuff the jamuns and make it rich, sure must try some time

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  22. As always your sweet looks truly divine.

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  23. Tempting sweet.....love the glass ramekins!

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  24. I made it and all in my family loved it .. Thanks for the recipe ..

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