Milk peda – Apple shaped/Easy Diwali sweets


Hi friends, Diwali over. Hope all you enjoyed your Diwali with sweets and savories. All must tried doing cleaning, decoration etc., I just tried this milk peda apple shaped sweet for Diwali. Cant wait to share with you all. Here you go.

Apple Peda, cute little apple shaped peda made of Milk powder and Condensed milk. This is purely a milk sweet since we are using condensed milk, milk powder and ghee. You can adjust the sweetness by using the appropriate amount of milkmaid or condensed milk. The same peda can be made with paneer or plain khoya/ mawa.

For coloring, you can either use color powder or liquid color. For coloring, i used less than a drop of red food color mixed in 1 tsp of water and you need a paintbrush tool to paint on the pedas. It’s quite interesting… Since it looks like apple, we call it apple peda, otherwise it can also be known as Milk Peda.  This recipe is easy to follow and takes less than 30 mins to prepare along with the coloring part. Do share your feedback if you try this or any other recipes from our blog.

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Prep Time : 3 mins     Cooking Time : 20 mins

Yields : 8 -10 small apple pedas


Milk powder : 1 cup

Condensed milk/milkmaid : 1/2 cup or tin (sweetened)

Ghee : 2 tbsp

Cardamom powder : 1/8 tsp

Warm milk : 2 tbsp

Saffron : few strands

Red food color : a pinch mix with a tsp of water

Cloves : Decoration

Brush : for painting pedas


  1. Take warm milk, soak saffron strands for few mix. In a pan add milk powder,  condensed milk, saffron warm milk  and whisk well without any lumps. add 1 tbsp. of ghee.  This should be done before switching on the heat or stove.
  2. Now switch on the heat to medium low and stir continuously for avoiding lumps. Cook until it starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  3. Once it starts to leave the sides of the pan, add 1 tbsp ghee and give a quick mix.
  4. Cook until you acquire a thick sticky consistency. Turns off heat. Allow it cools down.
  5. Grease your hands, smoothen the dough well with your hands and make small balls.
  6. Insert a clove upside down in it. These all should be done when the mixture is warm.
  7. With help of a brush paint the peda with red food color same like a small apple.
  8. Repeat the same for all pedas. Paint up to down or down to up. 
  9. Set aside for at least one hour or keep refrigerated for best results. The pedas will be chewy while eating immediately, but after one hour you will get the perfect texture.
  10.  Enjoy!


Take all ingredients ready
Mix all ingredients in a pan. Add 1 tbsp of ghee now. Give a nice mix, with no lumps
Mixture should be in this consistency. Start stirring it well on medium low heat without leaving your hands
Once it satarts to leaves side add in another tbsp of ghee, continue stirring
Take few peda in your hand. Try to make a ball shape. If its moulding that is peda consistency. Turn off heat. Cool down for 10 mins
then grease you hand. make small balls.
Take cloves. Try to insert cloves upside down on top of each balls
Make mixture of red food color. with a pinch of red food color add a tsp of water.
Start brushing each pedas. brush it up to down or down to up. Not on sidewards
Allow it to cool down in fridge for 1 hour. Tada. Apple shape pedas ready to serve. Enjoyyyyyyy it !!!!


  1. You can make big shaped apples also.
  2. Saffron milk is optional.
  3. Don’t brush peda evenly colored. Leave here and there. Then only it seems like apple.
  4. Don’t brush on sideward. It wont look nice.
  5. You can keep apple while brushing peda for perfect finish.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. InspiresN says:

    fantastic share Deepa, love the cute apple shaped pedas!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u Nisha.


    1. deepa says:

      Thank u pooja

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    Nice idea, they’re super yummy 😋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u Ramya.


  3. Padma Srinivasan says:

    Awesome pedas.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u padma


    1. deepa says:

      Thank u megala

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Rita says:

    Looks perfect

    Liked by 2 people

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u for stopping by

      Liked by 1 person

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