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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coconut-Mawa Peda for Vijaya Dashami

Shubho Bijoya /Happy Vijaya Dashami to all my friends and readers. Little late in wishing but then we have time till Kali Puja to exchange pleasantries :-) I spent last 2 weeks in Kolkata (West Bengal) during Durga Puja and enjoyed every bit of our stay. For most of Bengalis Durga Puja thrill starts from Mahalaya itself and continues till Dashami. Till wee hours we devotees thronged pandals to seek Ma Durga's blessings. To mark the occasion after Visarjan, Narkel Naru along with other sweets are distributed. 

300 gms Khoya / Mawa
1 cup grated Coconut
5 tbsp Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Some extra grated coconut (2tbsp) for garnishing

Grate khoya or mawa with a grater and heat it up in a non stick pan on low heat. Keep stirring continuously and when it starts leaving ghee add brown sugar and mix well. Now add coconut, cardamom powder and stir continuously on low heat. 

When the mixture starts gooey and little sticky remove from fire. Let this sit for 5-10 minutes and then shape this mixture tightly with hands to shape them small round pedas. For decoration you may add a big pinch of grated coconut in the center. The pedas are ready to be served.


  1. Shubho bijoya to u and your family. Coconut mawa peda looks traditional and delicious.

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  2. Yummy pedas!! love the addition of coconut flavour...

  3. I know u had a great hols...ur pictures in FB tells it all...I .really wish to be home for all festivities !! nice pedas by the way.

  4. Saw ur trip to K and the puja pictures, seems u had a wonderful time there.. Pedas are just breathtaking, would love to have some anytime.

  5. U had a blast na Deepa. Hope u enjoyed. The peda looks too good

  6. veyr very delicious combo of coconut mawa and peda looks so yummy !!

  7. perfect little bites of delight!

  8. i love coconut peda...perfectly made

  9. Hi Deepa, belated Durga ashtami and Vijaya dasami wishes to you and your family,lovely traditional mewa pedas looks delicious.

  10. Love the addition of coconut,yummy pedas.

  11. wow.. looks awesome.. thanks for sharing..

  12. Belated wishes for dashera..pedas looks yum.. when can I have them :) ?


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