Gulab Peda| How to Make Rose Peda

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, Fudge

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, Fudge

I must have something for Roses. I like the Dried Rose Petals way better than the fresh flowers. Weird, I know.

I bought a bunch of Dried Rose Petals from my last trip to Istanbul and I decided I will make some Rose Peda by using them. The Rose essence paired with crushed rose petals.., bring out such subtle flavors from these Rose Peda or Gulab Pedas.

To kick off this year’s festive season, I made Rose Peda or as you call it Rose Flavored Milk Fudge. I saw the recipe and I had to try it. I did alter the recipe by replacing mawa with milk powder.

I always kick off the festive reasons by making something sweet – could be an Indian dessert-like peda, kheer or cakes. For me, my celebrations start with my son’s birthday in September (Double Chocolate Cake with a Mocha Buttercream frosting. Coming soon) then fall baking, Durga Puja and then Diwali sweets. I make a variety of Kheers or Peda or even a delicious Phirni

Even though I would love to make something elaborate for the festive seasons but honestly, I’m time-crunched.  Given how limited time I have on hands, given all other chores, I try to come up with ideas and plans to make something quick like these Instant Peda. However, it’s against my policy to compromise on the flavors. My Indian desserts are always bursting with flavors like cardamom, rose, etc.

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, Fudge

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, Fudge

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, Fudge

One of my friends had gotten me these beautiful Sandesh press which I used on these Rose Pedas to make that flower print. Beautiful, isn’t it?

These Rose Pedas will simple melt in your mouth. Made with Ricotta Cheese, crushed Rose petals, Rose essence.., these Rose pedas are delicate, flavorful and insanely addictive. And one peda will never be enough.

They make awesome gifts for your family, friends and co-workers. Don’t you love it, when you are given something homemade instead of store-bought? You can easily go to a store and buy pedas but nothing tastes like the homemade ones.

With that note, hope all of you had an awesome Diwali. These are the months to celebrate, my friends. Enjoy the food, frolic and the weather and be thankful for what we have.

Original Recipe adapted from Crave Cook Click with alterations on my end.

Rose Peda, Gulkand Peda, Pedha, Diwali, Sweets, Indian Sweets, Milk, FudgeINGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup chhena/ricotta cheese. Use homemade paneer if you don’t have ricotta available
  • 1 cup of milk powder
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 4 TBSP Rose Water
  • 1 TSP crushed dried rose petal


  • Mix everything and cook the mixture for at least an hour in low flame.
  • Keep stirring at regular intervals.
  • After an hour the mixture will thicken.
  • Remove it from the gas, transfer to a container and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next day make pedas and garnish with dried rose petals and silver paper.

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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.

16 thoughts

  1. Interesting recipe. Honestly, I have not tried anything with dried rose petals. Your recipe looks simple enough to follow. I will try making this Indian Milk Fudge with rose petals. I am pretty sure it will be tasty!


  2. I love how dainty and just beautiful these are, I never thought I would like anything with rose flavour until I tried once and it was heavenly and these do look really good.


  3. I love how dainty and beautiful these look, any dessert with rose water is always a hit for me and these are definitely ones I would definitely indulge in.


  4. I definitely want to give them a try. I am always for new recipes where I can add my own twist. I think I will just follow your steps.


  5. Omg, those look so good! You take good pictures, they are so appealing and beautiful, I’m tempted to try the recipe. I’m particularly curious as to how the dried rose petals taste. Where do I get those anyway?


  6. This looks great. My partner is Pakistani and I always enjoy learning desi desserts. This looks really easy to make but just wondering if the rose petals are safe to eat? Or is it just for decoration?


  7. This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing how to make “Rose Peda” one because I never try it before and two because I love trying new foods. I’ll have to let you know how it turned out when I admit to make it.


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