May 25, 2010

Mango Peda for a crowd

For a recent get-together at one of my colleague's house, I had to make dessert and with the little time I had, needed to put together something quick and easy, but that can serve abut 40 people. Hence I adapted the Mango Peda recipe from Red Chillies and changed the quantity to make about 40 pedas. They were yummy and were such a big hit for the evening. However, it was not a quick recipe though. Next time, if I am making this, I would opt for a stove-top version than the microwave version. 

I used about a pound of ricotta cheese and whisked into it 5 cups of sweetened mango pulp. I also used about 1/2 cup more powdered sugar [my husband didn't think it was sweet enough, so may be add more sugar as per taste]. I also used 1 cup of shredded coconut, 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder, a pinch of saffron and some finely chopped pistachio nuts. Basically you have to cook all this down (under high heat) to a consistency where it can be molded. It took a lot longer in the microwave, as mine is a 1000 watts one and couldn't run for longer than 10-15 minutes without taking a small break. Also, the quantity made a big difference for the cooking time. Anyways, once they were shaped, for the final garnish instead of using nuts, I melted a portion of a mango-chili chocolate bar with a little bit of milk and used the coulis. They were perfect for the potluck!

I am sending this to Nupur's Blog Bites #3: The Adaptation Edition.


  1. They look stunning- now I am craving pedas! Thanks for a fantastic entry.

  2. Looks cool and delicious.
    But seems difficult for my skill levels

  3. Yummy, yummy, they look so tempting and tasty.Can you send some?

  4. I like the decoration on top.

    And your pets, they are the best.

  5. I agree, with the guy who posted the second comment, im still gloating about being able to make kanda bhajjiyas..but gonna try to make these..they look too yummy

  6. Thank you for trying this out and so glad to know that it worked well. :-)


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