Arcot Makkan Peda Recipe under 30mins
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Arcot Makkan Peda Recipe is an Indian sweet, made with dry fruits and nuts and it is famous in Arcot, a town of Vellore city in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.Makkan Peda Arcot sweet recipe doesn't call for Instant Gulab Jamun mix because I have used maida and sugarless Khoa. The speciality of this sweet is it doesn't require soaking hours.
Recipe type: Indian Sweets
Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Serves: 10 balls
  • 1 cup maida/all purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup khoya
  • a pinch baking soda
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • few saffron stands
  • a drop rose essence
  • few cashew nut, almonds, pistachios, raisins, walnut, apricot, cucumber seeds(nuts of your choice)
  1. In a mixing bowl,add maida and sugarless khoa and mix well. Add ghee, milk and baking soda and knead it into a soft dough. Keep it aside.
  2. makkan peda
  3. Grate all the dry fruits and prepare a mixture.Meanwhile prepare sugar syrup, pour water into a pan of sugar and bring it to boil on low flame. Stir continuously till the syrup starts to thicken. add saffron stands,rose water. Keep it aside . Allow it to warm.
  4. makkan peda1
  5. Take gooseberry size dough and flattern it. fill the inside with the dry fruits stuffing. Roll it into a ball, flatten it slightly and keep aside.
  6. makkan peda2
  7. Heat oil in a pan and deep-fry the balls until golden brown.Immerse the balls in the sugar syrup and allow it to soak for few minutes or it rises up double of its size.
  8. makkan peda3
If the dough is very thick then adjust it by adding little milk.
First made the dough and then make the syrup because the dough need to keep for alteast 5-10mins .
Always cover the dough so that we can avoid cracking
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