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Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)

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A traditional Indian sweet made with cashew nuts, sugar, and ghee.
Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)

Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda) is a popular Indian sweet made from cashews, sugar, cardamom and ghee.

This is a traditional Indian dessert that is usually served during the festival of Diwali.

Cashew Peda has been around for a long time but it was only in the last few years that it became popular in India.

Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)


Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)
5 from 2 votes

Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)

A traditional Indian sweet made with cashew nuts, sugar, and ghee.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian


  • 250 g Cashew Nuts
  • 1/4 cup Khoya
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 tbsp Raisins or Pistachios
  • little Saffron Strands


  • Soak the cashew nuts in some water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain well and grind to a smooth paste, adding little water if required.
  • Transfer to a pan and place it over medium flame.
  • Add sugar, khoya and mix well.
  • Stir well for 10 minutes or until it becomes thick and sticky.
  • Add saffron strands and cardamom powder.
  • Mix well and remove from flame.
  • Grease your palms with little ghee or oil.
  • Make small balls of the mixture and flatten them into desired shapes.
  • Add 1 raisin on top and keep aside on a plate.
  • Store in an airtight container.




Avatar of Vijay
Vijay October 29, 2022 - 9:47 am

Thanks for sharing your tasty recipe’s Pls tell me what is khoya

Avatar of Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar October 29, 2022 - 10:28 am

Thank you.

Khoya is milk solids used to make various Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun..

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Rashmi mittra October 16, 2014 - 12:21 pm

I made it today nd my hubby nd my kid daughter loved it


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