3 - MINUTE CHAI PEDA RECIPE

These Instant Peda are made in the microwave and are flavoured with delicious and warming Cardamom Chai. Perfect for last-minute get-togethers or equally serve at a celebration for a truly unique twist on milk peda.


Chai tea peda served in a tray on black board


 

CHAI PEDA


We love  Karak or Masala Chai

Chai Peda are an exciting new creation of ours. Cardamom Chai infuses flavour into these milk peda for a moreish sweet. 

I just love the golden hue that the tea gives the peda. 

These pedas are made with a few simple ingredients like ghee, condensed milk, milk powder, and chai tea.

With Mum being a HUGE peda fan, she will find any opportunity to talk about them. 

At home, we love Rajwadi Peda, which are made the traditional way. 

Rajkot na Peda are a firm flavourtie but also love experimenting such as clotted cream peda, caramel peda. 

While I was making Cardamom chai kulfi, the thought of mixing chai and peda crossed my mind. I told my Mum who instantly loved the idea!

We experimented with the recipe and luckily they came out perfect in the first batch! 


Delicious tea or chai fudge indian style

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS INSTANT CHAI PEDA RECIPE 

● A subtle taste of chai and it is absolutely delicious

● Milk powder recipe that can be enjoyed by young and old

● Quick and easy, an entire recipe made under 20 minutes (cooking time only 3 minutes)

● Make-ahead or last-minute dessert and can be made in huge quantity 

● Perfect as an edible gift or prasad 

● Can be made in microwave or stovetop 

INGREDIENTS and ALTERNATIVES 

For exact measurements of the ingredients please check recipe card at the bottom of the post. 

● Chai/Tea we have used cardamom chai made with only milk. Make sure we are using iced tea. 

● Condensed milk - sweetened 

● Full fat or cream milk powder

● Ghee - you may use unsalted butter 

MORE CONDENSED MILK RECIPES 

Eggless coca-cola brownies

Saffron cardamom horchata

Eggless condensed milk cupcake


Light creamy Chai/tea peda served in black metal tray


MICROWAVE PEDA 

Traditional or authentic peda recipe is a long process and requires lots of time and energy, whereas the microwave version can be prepared just under 3 minutes (depends on the quantity and the power of the microwave). 

This recipe is a great last-minute recipe or when a sudden craving hits for Indian mithai.

CAN I MAKE INSTANT PEDA ON THE STOVETOP?

Absolutely yes, and that too won't be a long process too. Check out the recipe card below for a method.

Looking for more delicious and unique sweets recipes do try our 19 best barfi peda recipes 

CAN I USE CHAI MASALA?

No, chai masala in this recipe doesn't work.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR PEDA SWEET

Peda doesn't need any accompaniment, they are so delicious as they are. They are just like any other western fudge or chocolate whenever feel like pop one or two at a time in your mouth, walk away from it, and feel less guilty!!

TIPS FOR THE BEST PEDA 

- the texture should not be too runny but not dry once microwaved - similar to a halwa texture. 

- use a greased hand (with ghee) to roll the peda.

- to prevent massive cracks/not binding peda, do not let the mixture sit and go cold. Shape the peda whilst the mixture is still warm.

STORAGE

This peda stay fresh in the airtight container for a week at room temperature. 

HOW TO MAKE CHAI PEDA?

Follow this step by step TUTORIALS, for the exact measurements in cups and grams check out the recipe card below.

1. In a bowl mix ghee, tea and condensed milk. - cardamom chai recipe link ABOVE in the first paragraph. 

2. Microwave for 1 minute on full power.

3. Mix well, add milk powder. 

4. Microwave for 1 minute and mix well.

5. Microwave another minute and remove the bowl and give it a good mix.

6. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.


7. Then knead the dough for a minute.

8. Roll out on a parchment paper using a rolling pin. 

9. Cut into round shape using a cooking cutter.

10. Let it completely cool on a tray before storing. 


Indian chai fudge served in a metal tray, sprinkled green pistachio and rose petals


How to Shape Chai Peda

Update: Many of you asked how we shaped the peda so including the method below. 

We have shaped the peda by first rolling out the mixture on a flat surface. 

We have then used a small round cookie cutter to cut out round peda (pic 9 above)

We have used a decorative stamp (easily available in Indian homeware stores) to create the design over the top. 


peda decorative stamp stick



OTHER INDIAN MITHAI/SWEETS RECIPE

Thor/Meetha Saata

Pistachio chocolate barfi

Instant pot dudhi halwa



instant peda recipe, chai recipe, mithai, microwave peda recipe, quick peda
Desserts
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Yield: 20-22 SMALL PEDA
Author: Hayley Dhanecha
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CHAI PEDA RECIPE

CHAI PEDA RECIPE

This Instant Chai Peda recipe is prepared with the real chai/tea and 3 more ingredients. It is made in the microwave just under 3 minutes.
Prep time: 2 MinCook time: 3 Mininactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min

Ingredients

Equipment/Tools
  • Microwave
  • Bowl
  • Spatula 
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin
  • 1/4 cup cardamom chai - 60ml
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk - 230g
  • 1 1/2 cup full cream milk powder - 192g
  • 1/4 cup ghee - 50g

Instructions

MICROWAVE
  1. In a microwave-proof bowl add condensed milk, ghee and tea (make sure chai is totally cooled and chilled)
  2. Mix it and cook the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute.
  3. Then add milk powder and mix it up using a spatula.
  4. Microwave for a minute, remove the bowl and mix everything.
  5. Microwave for another minute and mix again.
  6. At this stage, the mixture becomes a mass, remove the bowl from the microwave and leave it aside for 4-5 minutes.
  7. Apply some ghee on your palm and knead the mixture for a minute or so and make a round ball.
  8. Lay the parchment paper on a flat worktop and with the help of rolling pin roll out the peda dough and keep the thickness of 1/2"
  9. Cut the peda into round shape using a cookie cutter, and leave it aside to cool totally.
STOVETOP
  1. In a non-stick or heavy-based pan mix ghee, condensed milk and tea.
  2. Melt and mix everything on a low heat.
  3. As soon as ghee melts, add milk powder and mix.
  4. Coo the mixture on a moderate heat until everything comes together and mixture leaves the pan.
  5. Turn off the heat and remove the mixture into another plate.
  6. Let it cool for 5 minutes then knead the dough for a minute or so.
  7. Roll out the dough and cut the peda using a cookie cutter or divide the dough into small balls and make peda.

Notes:

Chai must be made with ONLY whole milk without any water and chilled. Each microwave settings and powers are different, so the cooking time slightly varies. If don't want to roll the peda, divide the cooked mixture into equal size of balls and flatten them slightly and make peda. Peda will harden once they are totally cooled. Do not keep the peda in the refrigerator.

Calories

129.41

Fat (grams)

5.41

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.69

Carbs (grams)

20.12

Fiber (grams)

5.30

Net carbs

14.81

Sugar (grams)

7.17

Protein (grams)

3.53

Sodium (milligrams)

25.93

Cholesterol (grams)

12.29
The nutritional information provided is an approximation calculated by an online calculator. Please consult a professional dietitian for nutritional advice.
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25 comments

  1. Can you please share the recipe for cardamom chai

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    1. Thank you Niyati for stopping by, In a few days post is coming up on this blog. stay tuned:)

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    2. Niyati, cardamom chai recipe post is live on our blog, have a look.

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  2. I have never heard of Peda before but looking at the recipe ingredients maybe it's similar to North American fudge? I bet those chai flavours are really delicious in these Peda.

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    1. Thank you Dishnthekitchen for stopping by, Yes, these Indian style fudge (peda) is equivalent to western fudge :)

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  3. These are just absolutely gorgeous - so surprising that they're also incredibly simple to make (yay, microwave)! Thanks for all the info about the stamp you used, too - that is really the crowning glory that makes these delicious treats look extra-appealing.

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  4. These turned out great! I love anything chai flavored, so these were the perfect little treats for me, and they were super easy.

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    1. Thanks Amanda, so glad to hear that 😊

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  5. This sounds so interesting! I have never tried this but it sounds so good and I can't wait to give it a try, thank you!

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    1. Let us know how you like it. Thanks for a lovely comment Four Flights.

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  6. You had me at 3 minutes haha. I've never heard of Peda before! I really wanna make it now!

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    1. Very similar to western fudge, hope you like it Veronika :)

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  7. I have never heard of peda before but the ingredients are so simple and the stamps would make them quite distinctive. Great idea to flavor them with chai.

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    1. Peda is hugely popular amongst South Asian community, is equivalent to fudge . We are the first one to flavour with chai, and so happy that our readers are enjoying it :)

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  8. This was a fascinating recipe that we really enjoyed making. It really did remind me of fudge-- a little different but outstanding tasting. I am so thrilled to have a wonderful unique recipe such as this one.

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    1. Thank you Heidy for trying out this recipe 😊

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  9. This peda looks moreish for sure. I want to make it asap! Perfect timing with the festival season.

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    1. Thank you Sandhya! Let us know how you like it 😊

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  10. This is totally new to me but I love cardamom so I am sure I would enjoy these! They are so pretty...I have to try them soon!

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  11. Never thought that chai can be eaten too..lol
    This recipe is full of surprises. Chai is being used that too in a sweet/mithai Recipe. Awesome as always.

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  12. We have a thing for pedaas....My little daughter loves them so much so that I frequently make them at home. Now seeing this Chai flavoured pedaa, I must definitely try this one and see her reaction. Thank you for sharing this droolworthy recipe.

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    1. Don't we all LOVE peda? I am sure your little one will enjoy these peda much as we did.

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