Microwave Cardamom Peda (Cardamom Milk Fudge)

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The Cardamom Peda or the Cardamom Milk Fudge is a classic and very popular dessert made during festive occasions. The ingredients used are less and very simple. Made with simple ingredients and ready in minutes, nothing else can beat this dessert. If you are crunched for time, then this Microwave Cardamom Peda is your go-to dessert.

Diwali is a big thing for Indians. They have started celebrating Diwali all over the world now. At my work here in California, USA.., we celebrate Diwali too, Indian food is catered, everyone dresses up in traditional Indian attire, there are diyas lighted up .., and generally, there is a festive mood in the air.

And Diwali isn’t completed without making platters and platters full of Indian sweet – gulab jamuns, kaju katlis to milk pedas. For this year Diwali, I thought of making pedas which are taste like bite-sized milk fudges but with a finer and more distinct taste to it.

And, during Diwali, a lot of people distribute sweets (mithai). So if you want to make something sweet for your friends and relatives or even for co-workers at work, this Microwave Cardamom Peda is your go-to option.Microwave_Cardamom_Peda_Cardamom_Milk_Fudge5I usually tend to favor recipes which have condensed milk in it, since, I’m mostly time-crunched and this is why I decided to make these Microwave Cardamom Peda for this year’s Diwali Potluck at our place because it seemed fairly easy to make. Three reasons –

  1. Three ingredients
  2. Microwave
  3. Already available ingredients in the pantry

These Microwave Cardamom Peda are great for gifting to family and friends and they store well as well. It has a smooth and silky texture and it just melts in the mouth.

The first time when I made them, I added 1 cup of milk powder to 1 cup condensed milk and 1 stick butter. The taste was really good but the texture was a little chewy, which wasn’t bad at all but I wanted to get that authentic peda taste and texture that we get from pedas from the sweet shops in India. So, the second time around, I increased the amount of Milk Powder to 2 cups and the texture came out just the way I wanted it.

Here is the Microwave Cardamom Peda recipe, that’s not only very very easy to make but also a great crowd pleaser.Microwave_Cardamom_Peda_Cardamom_Milk_Fudge3

 

Peda, Milk Fudge, Instant Peda, Doodh Peda, Malai Peda, Saffron Peda, Cardamom Peda, Microwave, Indian Dessert, Indian Sweets, Indian Diwali SweetsINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups dry milk powder. I used Carnation Brands
  • 1 stick Butter/ 8 TBSP Butter
  • 1 cup Condensed Milk. I used Carnation Brands
  • 1 TBSP finely ground Cardamom Powder
  • Few drops of yellow color (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios for garnishing

METHOD:

  • In a microwave proof, big bowl add, butter (room temperature), milk powder and condensed milk and heat for 1 minute
  • Take the bowl out, add the cardamom powder and stir the mixture well
  • Heat it again for 1 more minute. Repeat this process for 5 to 6 times and every time you take out the bowl from the microwave, stir the mixture vigorously.
  • After the 6th time, the mixture should have a nice texture to it and would be beginning to leave the sides.
  • Let it cool down for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Put some butter or Ghee in your palms and Make them into ball rolling between your palms. Make a dent into the peda.
  • Garnish them with pistachios.

You may also like my other festive desserts –

Sandesh [shon-daesh]

Patishapta with Rabdi (Coconut Crepes Topped with Cardamom Cream Milk)

Manda Pitha (Rice Dumplings with Coconut Filling)

Rice Kheer or Rice Pudding

PIN for Later:Microwave_Cardamom_Peda

86 Comments Add yours

  1. That is such an interesting way to make fudge. Very intrigued, looks beautiful.

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  2. Peda looks super yummy. Awesome share.

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  3. womanpulse says:

    Looks yummy believe it or not I used to be into baking, one of the many enterprises I considered. I was going to have a gluten free cupcake biz.

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  4. Pat says:

    They look so tasty! You make beautiful food pictures!

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  5. Lauryn says:

    These look delicious AND beautiful! When I cook, nothing turns out this pretty!

    Xo,
    Lauryn
    http://Www.lauryncakes.com

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  6. Mrs deepa keshwani says:

    Initially got hardened but had to add 2btbsp milk to soften it… Lumps were difficult to break but then was easy to get a smooth dough… Formed the pedas decorated with pistas

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  7. Thanks for trying. You have a pic to share?

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  8. deliciousmeetshealthywp says:

    Wow, such a creative recipe and it looks amazing!! Love that it’s easy to make as well, must try it soon!

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  9. What adorable little bites! You could make a bunch to have on hand during the holidays. I like the cardamon addition. Not typical in the candy I’m familiar with. We always enjoy new tastes!

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  10. I have never heard of this before but looks scrumptious! And love that it’s made in the microwave (insert happy dance!)

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  11. Oh my gosh these look so cute! I can almost taste the sweet cardamom goodness now. Especially love the addition of pistachios for texture and flavour. Can’t wait to try! 🙂

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  12. This sounds so interesting and I just have to give new things like this a try.

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  13. I’ve never seen anything like this before, but it looks lovely.

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  14. Lennae Stubbs says:

    Wow, they look delicious! I love a good fudge recipe.

    Lennae xxx
    http://www.lennaesworld.com

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  15. Lennae Stubbs says:

    Wow they look delicious! I love a good fudge recipe.

    Lennae xxx
    http://www.lennaesworld.com

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  16. Amber says:

    Mm, I think I’d really enjoy these. They look fantastic. I like how they are easy to make too!

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  17. Beth Shankle Anderson says:

    These look so good. I’m reading this in the morning and I’m going to be thinking about it all day!!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  18. I am intrigued by this combo! Would love to try it out for myself 🙂

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  19. These look so tasty and seem simple enough to make. I bet they make great gifts!

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  20. Janine says:

    These look incredibly satisfying and simple to make! I will need to give them a try 🙂

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  21. The milk fudge sounds delicious! Yummy!

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  22. Valerie says:

    If I had the ingredients this would so be in cooking right now. How yum.

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  23. These look so great. Makes me wish I was with my family for Diwali tomorrow. They’ve all sent us pictures of their food and sweets they’ve made and made us so jealous!

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  24. GURMIT SINGH says:

    Very nic peda let me know can I do it in stove mean gas oven

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  25. These look so tasty! I love cardamom .

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  26. That looks really good! If the pictures are half as good as how it tastes then it must be incredible!

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  27. I LOVE INDIAN FOOD from breakfast to desserts! Thanks for sharing this I will definitely try it out!!

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  28. Elizabeth O. says:

    I don’t think I’ve tried this before! It looks amazing and it’s something that you’d serve during dinner parties or during the Holidays! At least, that’s what I would do.

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  29. This looks really good! I’ve only seen this in food tours on TV but I’ve never tasted it before! I sure would love to though! Good to know that I can make it at home without hassle!

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  30. looks super yummy, would not have thought to use microwave! Good idea thanks for sharing

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  31. oh wow this looks and sounds amazing I am going to have to give it a try

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  32. Jenni Petrey says:

    These look really interesting, will have to try to make them, wish me luck!

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  33. This looks so good!! I have never heard of this before!!! Fudge is a family favorite in my house.

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  34. These look great! Perfect for if I’m in a hurry!

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  35. Nancy L says:

    These sound delicious. Anything with fudge and melting in your mouth has to be good, right? I had never heard of cardamom before, but am going to give this a try! 🙂

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  36. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I think this would be good to make and give as gifts to friends and co-workers. I will just have to find a way to wrap it in a pretty way. Maybe nice little glass jars would do.

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  37. Kitchie says:

    This seems very easy to do. Are those silver food paint on top?

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  38. It could get dangerously calorific over here with all these delicious recipes.

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  39. Sautéed and Baked says:

    Drooling at these right now! Fantastic!

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  40. Platter Talk says:

    Unusual cookie & color. Love it, can not wait to try!

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  41. My husband loves fudge. This looks pretty easy to make. The flavour is certainly something you cannot buy in the store. I will have to try this out.

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  42. I can’t believe that these beauties can be made with such a small number of ingredients and a microwave. Yum!

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  43. Ooooh I can almost smell that fragrant cardamom from here. I love the thought of this fudge.

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  44. These look so cute. Loving the addition of cardamom to fudge, very Indian influenced.

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  45. Looks very festive and yum Aish. 🙂

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  46. I absolutely love easy desserts especially pedas. How gorgeous are the clicks !!

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  47. I love easy desserts especially pedas. How gorgeous are the clicks!!

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  48. It was delicious. Thanks for stopping by, Khushboo.

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  49. It was delicious. Thanks for stopping by, Dhwani.

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  50. It was delicious. Thanks for stopping by.

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  51. Jayashree says:

    This looks so delicious! Nice ones, so easy to prepare also.

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  52. shibani says:

    Pedas are Indian delicacy and they are must for every festival. Your pedas looks super yummy and delicious

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  53. helene dsouza says:

    Oh my your golden pedas look amazing. So inspiring! I love the vibrant color, they catch ones eye instantly and I bet they taste really great too.

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  54. Uma Srinivas says:

    These looks beautiful and delicious! Any substitute for milk powder? I am searching for that:) thanks!

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  55. Soniya says:

    This looks so delicious !

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  56. Heather deSouza says:

    I will try making them and will let you know the results. Thank you so much.

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  57. I’ve never made anything like this and it sounds wonderful!

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  58. The recipe is very quick and looks delicious 😋 I am gonna try this. Thanks for sharing

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  59. Kim says:

    Looks delicious and easy to make! I’m going to give it a try.

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  60. Purvii says:

    I tried them and they caame out perfect. Thank you for the easy recipe.

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  62. Thank you 🙏🏻!!

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  63. cottageboundfl says:

    What a great recipe! I’ll have to try this!

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  64. Jane Michael says:

    Delicious ,absolutely yummmm…… pictures are treat for my eyes … keeping bringing more to the table literally ..

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  65. They look so cute! Makes me want to try them even though I have a kinda distanced relationship with cardamom, haha. Or maybe I just use this shape for my next cookies. 🙂

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  66. YUM! I love the taste of cardamom but don’t get it very often. I’m excited to check out this recipe! It looks adorable!

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  67. hhabeck says:

    This looks so delicious! I’ve never heard of cardamom fudge before, but I really would love to try this!

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  68. You should give it a try. This is one easy recipe that comes together in less than 10 minutes.

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  69. Thank you so much. Yes, give it a try and let me know what you think?

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  70. Thank you so much. Yes please give it a try and let me know.

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  71. Thank you so much.

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  72. Thank you so much. Yes please give it a try and let me know.

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  73. Shubha says:

    Thank u , i tried cardamon peda… Came out very well.

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  74. Sim says:

    I think I burned the mix! It became crusty and darker on cooling 😭

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  75. Sim says:

    When do I know it’s done ?

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  76. When you take a little bit out and check with your fingers, it should not stick to your fingers. That’s when you know that, its ready. Usually its ready after the 5 th time.

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  77. Sorry to hear that Sim. How many times did you out it in the microwave? I usually do it 5 times. Microwaves vary.

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  78. Thank you so much!

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