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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) Recipe

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

Ingredients for Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)

  • 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

How to make Cashew Peda (Kaju Peda)

  • 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.



Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


Vijay October 29, 2022 - 9:47 am

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

Praveen Kumar October 29, 2022 - 10:28 am

Thank you.

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

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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