Thursday, October 11, 2012

Peda using Gulab Jamun Mix - Super Quick Sweet in 3 minutes!

So, I had a packet of MTR Gulab Jamun Mix sitting in my pantry and about to expire in a month's time. I definitely did not want to make them into jamuns...deep frying plus lots of sugar in the syrup...strictly prohibited, given the rate at which I am gaining weight nowadays. I looked at what went into the Jamun Mix and had to think hard looking at the ingredients' list. Obviously, sugar was out of the equation, so I thought of jaggery spontaneously.  I decided to make jaggery syrup and mix in this powder but that turned out to be not-so-good. Figured out it needed some diary products (too much of wheat cream doesn't taste good), so I made jaggery syrup with milk (and not water) and also added some milk powder along with the Gulab Jamun mix. Parfait!

What I Used -

100 g of MTR Gulab Jamun Mix
50 g of Nestle Instant Milk powder
3 tbsp of jaggery
2 tbsp of milk
2 pinches of cardamom powder
2-3 pistachios - to garnish
a few drops of oil - to bring everything together and make into pedas.

How I Made These Cute Pedas -

  1. Added jaggery and milk to a microwave-safe bowl and microwaved for 2 minutes.
  2. Once syrupy, added the Gulab Jamun mix powder and the Milk powder, along with cardamom powder.
  3. Used my hand (clean!) to bring everything together. Had to sprinkle a teaspoon or two of milk powder additionally since it was a bit too sticky.
  4. Finally, brought the whole mass into a rather tough dough after greasing my palms with oil.
  5. Divided the dough into 6, shaped them into balls first and then flattened into pedas.
  6. Decorated by pressing the center a bit and filling with crushed pistachios!
  7. Keep them refrigerated and Microwave each peda for 30-40 seconds just before serving.

When I showed this to my dad, he asked me if I bought them from Sri Krishna Sweets! Isn't that enough? :-)

Make these pedas and show off to your friends and family and let them marvel at your culinary skills and creativity! Enjoy :-)


  • Shred and Use Paneer in place of milk powder for enhanced taste
  • Replace jaggery with sugar (brown or white) for a different flavor.
  • Since we add fresh milk to this, finish consuming the pedas within a day or two! (As if this has been a problem anytime! :D)
  • Microwave times vary with the power of your microwave, so adjust accordingly. Mine is a 1000 W oven. 
  • I got 6 pedas (as in the picture) with the above quantities. 


  1. This is really awesome!
    Diwali + reluctant cook (Me!) + Mom and mom-in-law instructions (Ahem!) = 3 min peda :)
    I will let you know how it turns out :)

    1. Kanch, Thanks for the compliment! check out the variation I've mentioned in 'Notes' ... Try and Let me know!

  2. That is such an innovative idea! A definitely quick fix! :)

  3. Replies
    1. i dont have microwave
      i do want to prepare your recipe

    2. Just use the gas stove, you can prepare it the same way

  4. sounds intersting!

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  6. Delicious pedas...FIrst time to your space...Love your recipes...Happy to follow you...Will be glad if you visit mine...

  7. thanks for visiting my space and leaving a lovely comment.. Peda using gulab jamun mix is awesome.. i would love to try this..

  8. This is lovely! so innovative that now ( in mom's place) amma says she has a packet of gulab jamun powder and wants to try this!! :)

  9. Very informative and inspiring post have been posted here. I bookmarked this blog further more information about new Indian recipes.last weekend i visit a Indian restaurant for dinner. it was awesome experience of gulab jamun taste. I never forget it's taste.I am going to cook it at home.

  10. This is superb..gonna try this

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    1. If you don't like the taste of jaggery, you don't like this!

  12. Hi, lovely recipe. Can we use milk instead of milk powder? Or will that make it difficult to have it come out properly.

  13. Ohh is not the mix required to be cooked ?

  14. Amazing and Authentic recipe peda using gulab jamun, its very tasty and we enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us. I recommend it for everyone to try it atleast once.

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