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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.
arcot-sweet-peda
METHOD:

  • Chop the nuts finely. Sieve the jamun mix and add the baking soda to this.
dry fruits makkan-peda
  • 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.

26 COMMENTS

  1. 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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