instant milk malai peda

Instant malai peda or milk peda in Microwave

These deliciously soft peda can be made in less than 10 minutes in Microwave. Perfect for kids and your sudden cravings
Course Indian sweet
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 -10 peda
Author Nupur @ The Veggie Indian


  • 1 Can sweetened Condensed Milk I used Nestle Light
  • 1 tbsp milk to soak saffron in
  • 1 ¼ cup Milk Powder
  • ¼ cup Ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped Pistachios or almonds or cashews or all of them together
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • tsp Few strings of Saffron- just about ½


  1. Soak saffron in 1 tbsp of milk and keep aside.
  2. Melt Ghee in a microwave friendly large mixing Bowl by microwaving for about a minute or more. Stir in the condensed milk and milk powder together and give a nice whisk to mix everything together.
  3. Microwave this mix for about 2 minutes at full power, take out, mix and repeat twice again. Then add saffron+milk, cardamom powder and Pistachios, give a nice stir.
  4. Microwave again on full power for 2 minutes and take out. It should have converted into a gooey lump by now. Allow this lump to cool down for a few minutes.
  5. While its still warm, but touchable- apply ghee on your palms and pinch small portions of dough from this lump. Roll onto your palms to make the balls or flatten them. sprinkle some more chopped nuts (almonds,pistachios, cashews etc.) on top and press them very gently to let them sink in.
  6. Enjoy these little beauties warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

These can be kept at room temperature for a day and for 2-3 days in refrigerator.

Do not increase the quantity of Milk powder any more than this, or else you might find some cracks in the final Pedas after cooling because of the dryness.

You may add a few drops of milk or water if you find the final mixture too dry to roll.