Chocolate is a huge weakness of mine. And I mostly prefer the dark, decadent variety. And though I love making the traditional desserts around Diwali, a chocolaty twist is definitely very welcome. So I experimented with these incredibly easy pedas and added chocolate and walnuts to them. They have turned out gorgeous! The kids and husband absolutely loved them. And all it takes is 15 minutes of cooking time. Even if you are a newbie cook, you can’t go wrong with this one. So whether you make it as a sweet treat or a Diwali surprise, the chocolate walnut pedas will blow your mind away.
Here’s my easy step-by-step recipe of how to make chocolate peda:
Chocolate Walnut Peda Recipe
- 400 g. Khoya or Mawa I used Milky Mist
- 6 tbsp. sugar
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder I used Hershey’s
- 15 walnuts coarsely powdered
- Cut khoya into pieces. Add sugar to it and heat it in a kadhai till it dissolves well.
- Now add 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and add powdered walnuts. Mix well.
- Keep aside to cool down. When relatively cool and easy to work with, made peda shapes and add one walnut piece in the centre for garnish.
- Store these pedas in the fridge.
- Chocolate walnut pedas are delectable and ready to eat.
- Adjust the quantity of sugar as per your taste. I prefer medium sweetness.
- Use unsweetened good quality khoya and cocoa.
- You can use other nuts if you like though chocolate and walnut is a classic combination.
- You can expedite cooling of the khoya mixture by putting it in the fridge. Else it takes a good half an hour to cool adequately.
- Do not cook cocoa for long or it will get bitter. Hence it was added at the end and hardly on the fire for about a minute.
Hope you try this easy recipe and delight everyone at home and your friends with this chocolate walnut peda.
Break khoya into pieces and take in a kadhai.
Add sugar to khoya and heat on low heat.
Once the khoya and sugar has dissolved, add in the cocoa and mix well.
Look at that rich chocolate sheen.
Add in the powdered walnuts and mix after taking off from the fire.
Form pedas when the mixture has cooled down adequately. Your special Diwali chocolate pedas are ready to be eaten. The real challenge will be in not eating them all at once. 🙂
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