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Homemade Pedas

The festivities, fasting and feasting is upon us. Despite the diversity in cultures, rituals and meals, the one thing that remains constant is our love for Indian sweets, which are prepared and offered as prasad and are later distributed among friends and family. One of our beloved festive favourites continues to be our homemade pedas.

These divine morsels which originated in Mathura, a sacred city from Uttar Pradesh and the birthplace of Lord Krishna, are hugely popular in India and are of various types. The most basic one is known as doodh peda, also known as milk peda. You will also find pedas made with besin and nuts, but the traditional age-old recipe uses only milk and sugar.

As the festive season is upon us, it also means we want to look our best! However, festivities and gorging on sweets go hand in hand. No reason to fret though! Here’s how you can enjoy your doodh peda and look fab this festive season, without having to give up on your favourite delicacies. Stick with I’m lite, our smart sugar! I’m lite will not only keep your calories in control, but your conscience guilt-free, because you’re opting for 50% less calories.


  1. 5 cups milk
  2. ¼ cup sugar (Use half the quantity with I’m lite– 2 tbsp)
  3. ¼ tsp cardamom powder


  1. In a large kadai, add the milk.
  2. Stir occasionally to prevent the milk from sticking to the bottom and burning.
  3. Get the milk to a boil.
  4. Stir continuously, until the milk thickens in 8 minutes. Wait for 30 minutes until the milk attains a creamy texture.
  5. Keep stirring on low flame, to prevent the milk from burning. Wait for 50 minutes, until it attains a pasty texture.
  6. Add I’m lite and keep stirring until the I’m lite dissolves.
  7. Continue to cook on low flame until the mixture separates from the pan and holds shape.
  8. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Cool slightly. Roll the mixture into balls and design using a mould.
  10. You can also decorate using a toothpick or fork & serve.

So now, you can enjoy all the pedas you can eat! Because I’m lite is a perfect blend of sugar and stevia and gives you the taste, look and sweetness of sugar, but with less calories. This means you can indulge in all your festive favourite treats during without being swayed from your heath goals. With I’m lite, you can lose your weight gain worries and focus on the important thing about festivals – family time, celebration and joy.

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