Wednesday, October 26, 2016



From time to time, I invite friends to contribute recipes to my blog by way of guest posts. Today's Guest Post is from my friend Kanwaljeet Chhabra, a talented young lady who has kindly agreed to contribute her recipe for Beetroot Pede. You can see some of her recipes in her page in Better Butter.

Pedas or Pede  (as they are called in Hindi) are very popular sweets in India for any festival. They are generally made out of milk (which is condensed to make khoya) and sugar. Sometimes, milk powder or ready made condensed milk is used instead to save time.

Kanwaljeet says she has added beetroot to this conventional sweet to make it, "more healthy and colourful."

With Diwali, the festival of lights, coming up soon this is an appropriate and timely contribution. Thank you very much, Kanwaljeet.


  • Small -sized Beetroot,1
  • Milk Powder, 2 cups
  • Clarified Butter/Ghee, 2 tbsp.
  • Milk, 1/2 cup
  • Dry Coconut Powder, 1 cup
  • Cardamom Powder, 1 tsp
  • Chopped Dry Fruits, for garnishing
For Sugar Syrup
  • Sugar, 1/4 cup
  • Water, 1/4 cup

First mix milk powder, milk and clarified butter
Mix all ingredients well and make a dough
Keep this dough in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes
Meanwhile grate the beetroot and squeeze all juice from it
Keep this juice and grated beetroot aside
Now for sugar syrup, take water, sugar and cardamom powder and cook until one string consistency is reached. Turn off the gas
Take out milk powder dough from fridge and crush it with hands
In a pan put the grated beetroot and roast it for 2 minutes 
Now add crushed milk powder to this and stir well
Add squeezed beetroot juice and dry coconut powder and mix well
Then add sugar syrup to this
Cook until the mix leaves the sides of the pan
Turn off the gas. Let it cool
Make small size pede with this mix
Garnish it with chopped dry fruit
Beetroot pede are ready.

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