Microwave Cardamom Peda (Cardamom Milk Fudge)



The Cardamom Peda or the Cardamom Milk Fudge is a classic and very popular dessert made during festive occasions. The ingredients used are less and very simple. Made with simple ingredients and ready in minutes, nothing else can beat this dessert. If you are crunched for time, then this Microwave Cardamom Peda is your go-to dessert.

Diwali is a big thing for Indians. They have started celebrating Diwali all over the world now. At my work here in California, USA.., we celebrate Diwali too, Indian food is catered, everyone dresses up in traditional Indian attire, there are diyas lighted up .., and generally, there is a festive mood in the air.

And Diwali isn’t completed without making platters and platters full of Indian sweet – gulab jamuns, kaju katlis to milk pedas. For this year Diwali, I thought of making pedas which are taste like bite-sized milk fudges but with a finer and more distinct taste to it.

And, during Diwali, a lot of people distribute sweets (mithai). So if you want to make something sweet for your friends and relatives or even for co-workers at work, this Microwave Cardamom Peda is your go-to option.Microwave_Cardamom_Peda_Cardamom_Milk_Fudge5I usually tend to favor recipes which have condensed milk in it, since, I’m mostly time-crunched and this is why I decided to make these Microwave Cardamom Peda for this year’s Diwali Potluck at our place because it seemed fairly easy to make. Three reasons –

  1. Three ingredients
  2. Microwave
  3. Already available ingredients in the pantry

These Microwave Cardamom Peda are great for gifting to family and friends and they store well as well. It has a smooth and silky texture and it just melts in the mouth.

The first time when I made them, I added 1 cup of milk powder to 1 cup condensed milk and 1 stick butter. The taste was really good but the texture was a little chewy, which wasn’t bad at all but I wanted to get that authentic peda taste and texture that we get from pedas from the sweet shops in India. So, the second time around, I increased the amount of Milk Powder to 2 cups and the texture came out just the way I wanted it.

Here is the Microwave Cardamom Peda recipe, that’s not only very very easy to make but also a great crowd pleaser.Microwave_Cardamom_Peda_Cardamom_Milk_Fudge3


Peda, Milk Fudge, Instant Peda, Doodh Peda, Malai Peda, Saffron Peda, Cardamom Peda, Microwave, Indian Dessert, Indian Sweets, Indian Diwali SweetsINGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups dry milk powder. I used Carnation Brands
  • 1 stick Butter/ 8 TBSP Butter
  • 1 cup Condensed Milk. I used Carnation Brands
  • 1 TBSP finely ground Cardamom Powder
  • Few drops of yellow color (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced pistachios for garnishing


  • In a microwave proof, big bowl add, butter (room temperature), milk powder and condensed milk and heat for 1 minute
  • Take the bowl out, add the cardamom powder and stir the mixture well
  • Heat it again for 1 more minute. Repeat this process for 5 to 6 times and every time you take out the bowl from the microwave, stir the mixture vigorously.
  • After the 6th time, the mixture should have a nice texture to it and would be beginning to leave the sides.
  • Let it cool down for 15 to 20 mins.
  • Put some butter or Ghee in your palms and Make them into ball rolling between your palms. Make a dent into the peda.
  • Garnish them with pistachios.

You may also like my other festive desserts –

Sandesh [shon-daesh]

Patishapta with Rabdi (Coconut Crepes Topped with Cardamom Cream Milk)

Manda Pitha (Rice Dumplings with Coconut Filling)

Rice Kheer or Rice Pudding

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Author: MyYellowApron

I’m scrappy, weird and goofy. I’m a snob when it comes to a LOT of things.., Mainly – coffee, wine and chocolates. I laugh loud and yell louder. I run fast, but walk slow. I love walking long walks with a hot mug of coffee held tight between my hands. I have lonely eyes and a kind heart. I forgive but rarely forget. I remember the silliest of things and forget important matters. I love to run, read, cook and entertain. I draw inspirations from anything and everything aesthetic. There are numerous people who have and still continue to enrich my life in many good ways. I will remain indebted to them – Always. My dad is my biggest fan when it comes to cooking. I could see his eyes light up every time I serve something. My mom’s agility and affectionate nature that reflects on her food is something I’m still trying to master. Travel fascinates me amongst other things. Leave me in Venice and I would get lost in its timeless beauty – The canals. The piazzas. The art. The espresso. Leave me in NYC and I would tirelessly walk the length and breadth of the city (after all, There is always something open 24 hours a day). Through this blog, I am hoping to bring in my passion and love for a few things – Cooking, Travel, Kids, Coffee, Clothes and in the interim learn more myself. Hope I am able to do justice to my PASSION.

88 thoughts

  1. Looks yummy believe it or not I used to be into baking, one of the many enterprises I considered. I was going to have a gluten free cupcake biz.

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  2. Initially got hardened but had to add 2btbsp milk to soften it… Lumps were difficult to break but then was easy to get a smooth dough… Formed the pedas decorated with pistas

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  3. I don’t think I’ve tried this before! It looks amazing and it’s something that you’d serve during dinner parties or during the Holidays! At least, that’s what I would do.

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  4. Oh my your golden pedas look amazing. So inspiring! I love the vibrant color, they catch ones eye instantly and I bet they taste really great too.


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  6. They look so cute! Makes me want to try them even though I have a kinda distanced relationship with cardamom, haha. Or maybe I just use this shape for my next cookies. 🙂


  7. This looks so delicious! I’ve never heard of cardamom fudge before, but I really would love to try this!


  8. When you take a little bit out and check with your fingers, it should not stick to your fingers. That’s when you know that, its ready. Usually its ready after the 5 th time.


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