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Arcot Makkan Peda

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Similar to Gulab Jamun, this is a delicious and easy to make sweet, popular in Tamil Nadu.
Arcot Makkan Peda

Arcot Makkan Peda is a popular dish from the Arcot district of Tamil Nadu. Similar to a Gulab Jamun, the makkan peda is a delicious dessert sweet made with khoya and plain flour with a stuffing of dry fruits.

Found in numerous sweet stalls across Tamil Nadu, it is said to be a recipe from the royal kitchens of the Arcot Nawabs.

Arcot Makkan Peda

This is a great dessert for any occasion or festival.

Arcot Makkan Peda
5 from 2 votes

Arcot Makkan Peda

Similar to Gulab Jamun, this is a delicious and easy to make sweet, popular in Tamil Nadu.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Tamil, Tamil Nadu
Keyword: arcot, gulab jamun, makkan peda


  • 500 g Maida (Plain Flour)
  • 2 tbsp Curd
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda
  • 500 g Unsweetened Khoya
  • 500 g Sugar
  • as required Oil
  • as required Dry Fruits almonds, cashews, pistachios, raisins, walnuts


  • Heat ghee in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add cooking soda, maida, khoya and curd.
  • Mix well to a gulab jamun dough consistency (soft dough).
  • Make small balls of the dough and shape them to a cup.
  • Insert few pieces of the dry fruits into each cup and roll it into a ball again.
  • In a separate pan, heat 3 to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the sugar and stir well until fully dissolved.
  • Keep stirring and simmer until it has an one-string consistency (thick, sticky but pourable consistency) and switch off the flame.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan.
  • Deep fry the prepared balls until golden brown.
  • Remove and transfer them to the sugar syrup.
  • Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes and serve.

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pravin August 19, 2016 - 7:40 pm

Arcot Makkan Peda. What an interesting variation of Gulab Jamun! 😀 Mouth watering. Is this available in Mumbai?


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