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Nepali Peda (Milk Candy)

Course Dessert
Cuisine nepali
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 38 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or butter
  • 12 sliced pistachio nuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder


  1. In a large pot boil the milk and half-and-half with few drops of lemon juice.
  2. This will make the milk separate and solidify into curds and whey from which you need to keep curds
  3. Now, heat a pan, melt the ghee and then add milk curds to it.
  4. Add sugar and cardamom powder and cook it over low heat stirring continuously.
  5. Then, beat the mixture well and remove it from fire.
  6. Let the mixture cool and when it has cooled down, take equal portions of the mixture and make a ball shape then flatten it slightly over your palm.
  7. place it on a greased tray and repeat the process for rest of the mixture.
  8. Finally, decorate the peda by topping it with sliced pistachio.
Nutrition Facts
Nepali Peda (Milk Candy)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 43mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.