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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 Recipe

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

Ingredients for Arcot 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

How to make Arcot Makkan Peda

  • 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.

Recipe Video

Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

1 comment

pravin August 19, 2016 - 7:40 pm

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


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