Coconut peda are simply delicious fudge recipe made from coconut and milk powder. I am very excited about this recipe because It was an experiment which came out successful. On weekend my tastebuds were yearning for something sweet so I decided to prepare milk peda but unfortunately I had very less dried milk powder,one of the main ingredients for milk peda, left in kitchen so to compensate it I added dessicated coconut which was available in my pantry. This is how this coconut peda recipe developed in my kitchen 😉
I really liked the texture of peda and coconut unsurprisingly enhanced the savour. In this recipe I have followed the same method as the Paneer peda which I had posted earlier. The only difference is addition of coconut instead of paneer.
These coconut peda can be made in microwave but I like to use gas stove because probability of failure gets reduced and you may have full control over the consistency of mixture. These coconut fudge (peda) are really delicious and can be made in less time as compared to traditional one. The only difference I found in both methods is that these (gas stove) peda taste best when you keep them for rest about 4- 5 hours.
You may also have them immediately there is really minor difference in taste. NOTE- This is my personal opinion.
There are few more peda recipes on blog like Paneer peda recipe in 15 min , Mathura ka peda recipe with khoya and Malai peda recipe.
Desiccated coconut – 1 cup
Ghee or butter – 1 tbsp
Non fat milk powder – ¼ cup
Condensed Milk – ½ cup
Kewra essence or Rose water – ½ tsp
Cardamom powder -1 tsp
Pistachios – a few to garnish
Let’s prepare coconut peda recipe
Step 1. Place a sauce pan on medium flame and roast the desiccated coconut for 2 minutes. Once coconut starts releasing aroma take out the roasted coconut to a plate. Now in the same pan melt the ghee. Pour condensed milk and cook for a minute on medium low flame.
Step 2. Add milk powder, desiccated coconut, cardomom powder, kewra essence and stir for 30 seconds. Check the consistency of the mixture. It should be gluey. Do not cook for more time else peda will be hard and chewy.
Step 3. Switch off the flame immediately and transfer the mixture to a plate. Note– just avoid heat which can make mixture hard. Let the mixture cool off to become just lukewarm. Allow it to stand for 3 – 4 minutes.
Step 4. Now the mixture is ready to make a pedas out of it.
Grease a plate with ghee and your palms to shape the coconut peda. Garnish with pistachios when still warm.
Enjoy the delicious and divine coconut peda.
These pedas can be kept for few days at room temperature and about a month refrigerated. Make these pedas for pooja/festivals or simply enjoy them with a glass of chilled milk.
Recipe card – Coconut peda recipe
- Desiccated coconut - 1 cup
- Ghee or butter - 1 tbsp
- Non fat milk powder - ¼ cup
- Condensed Milk - ½ cup
- Kewra essence or Rose water – ½ tsp
- Cardamom powder -1 tsp
- Pistachios – a few to garnish
Place a sauce pan on medium flame and roast the desiccated coconut for 2 minutes.
Once coconut starts releasing aroma take out the roasted coconut to a plate.
Now in the same pan melt the ghee. Pour condensed milk and cook for a minute on medium low flame.
Add milk powder, desiccated coconut, cardomom powder, kewra essence and stir for 30 seconds.
Check the consistency of the mixture. It should be gluey.
Do not cook for more time else peda will be hard and chewy.
Switch off the flame immediately and transfer the mixture to a plate.
Allow it to stand for 3 – 4 minutes.
Now the mixture is ready to make a pedas out of it.
Grease a plate with ghee and your palms to shape the coconut peda
Garnish with pistachios when still warm.
Enjoy the delicious and divine coconut peda.
These pedas can be kept for few days at room temperature and about a month refrigerated.
Make these pedas for pooja/festivals or simply enjoy them with a glass of chilled milk.
Super duper..delicately yummy sweet
Thanks Vaani dear!!
Delectable sweets further enhanced by your gorgeous clicks. I am so loving every bit of this post.
Thanks a lot Piyali, Glad that you liked it !!
These are so tempting and beautiful. Can I have some ?:)
Thanks Kushi, sure will send some 😉
Sathya @Mykitchenodyssey says
What a delicious looking pedas..Must be so rich with all the ingredients
Indeed sathya they are rich and delicious, Thanks for appreciating.
Manali @ CookWithManali says
the peda looks absolutely delicious! lovely clicks!
Thanks Manali !!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Lovely looking coconut peda! Absolutely brilliant!
Thankyou Anu for lovely words:-)
Savita @ ChefDeHome says
Beautiful clicks, Rachna! And peda looks so delicious! Very well made!
Thanks a lot Savita, glad that you liked it:-)
Bhanu jani says
I made it and it turned really nice …… Yummy
Glad to know Bhanu that you tried and you liked it. Always welcome dear 🙂
The pedhas look absolutely stunning! Beautiful shots 🙂
Tried the recipe. Just doubled the amount and it turned out very well. Simple and easy to make. Havent tasted yet. Gotta offer it to maa durga first. Thank you for a quick and easy recipe. God bless. Nishi
Looks pretty! Any suggestion to substitute condense milk?