October 17, 2010

Date and Almond Peda (Indian fudge)

date and almond peda

It's Durga Pujo season! And it's also Ameya's first pujo. So as I was getting everything ready to take for the pujo, I decided to make sweets at home rather than buying from the Indian store.

I wanted to make Indian sweets using dates and came across this recipe at Red Chillies. I tweaked it a little bit to make date and almond peda. I had help from my mom as we were trying this recipe.

Here is how I made it:

20 dates
1/2 cup milk
2 tbspoon ghee
400g condensed milk
2 tbspoon almond powder
chopped almonds for garnish

Chop dates and cook it with 1/2 cup milk on low heat till it all melts together. Cool it and grind it in a mixer.

Heat a pan and melt the ghee. Then add the date mix and condensed milk. Then add the almond powder and cook it on low heat till the mix comes together and leaves the sides.

date and almond peda

Cool it and then make small balls, flatten them and put a almond sliver in the middle. You can cool it for a few hours in the fridge and the serve.

date and almond peda

Shubho Bijoya everyone!


  1. Happy Dusharra to u n ur family dear ...those pedas looks divine ...perfect for celebration ...yummy


  2. Woww irresistible pedas, looks absolutely yummy..

  3. Mandira,Peda looks so delicious..Shubho Bijoya to you and your family and love to lil cute Ameya..hugs and smiles

  4. Date and almond, it sounds like a great flavor combo!

  5. Looks very delicious!

  6. Happy Festival season Mandira.

    The peda looks delicious.

  7. The pedas look completely drool worthy..Subho bijoya to u and ur family,Mandira

  8. Thanks for trying this out Mandira and for the mention. I love the idea of adding almond powder. The milk powder that I added has a predominant taste and I am sure this has a subtle/milder flavor.

    Belated dasara wishes to you and yours.

  9. Happy Dushera ! perfect pedas...

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  11. You know that I don't really have a sweet tooth but these are so tempting.

  12. I'm making these for Diwali. They look yum!

  13. They look really tasty what with the almond on top. :D

  14. Peda look very delightful!


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