Saturday, July 20, 2013


Serving size - 12 to 15 mini balls

Preparation time - 15 to 20 minutes (before & after cooking)

Cooking time -  less than 10 minutes



PANEER BALLS/BURFI/PEDA is my 100th post. I'm very happy to share it with you all.  I thought of posting my 100th recipe must be sweet, simple and rich dish. I decided this recipe as my 100th post. Hope you all will enjoy my 100th post. Let me come to the into of paneer burfi/balls/peda. Before that I would like to say sorry for the delayed post due to my health issue.

I don't want to give intro about paneer. You all know very well about it. Let me tell you the differences between paneer peda, paneer balls and paneer burfi. 

Paneer Peda - It should be very soft to eat.
Paneer Burfi - It should be less softer than pedas.
Paneer Balls - While making balls, it gets tighten. So, it should be bit harder than the burfi. It is also soft dish.

Hey please forgive me for not posting pictures of paneer peda. I made only 2 pedas. My little one had taken both before I took pictures. I'll post it in future :)




Paneer - 7 oz.
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
Saffron - 2 or 3 strings
Milk - 1 1/2 tbsp
Pistachio/ Almonds - few for garnishing
Ghee - little


Paneer Balls / Burfi 


Grind all the ingredients
Correct stage for peda


Perfect consistency for Burfi

Paneer Ball


  1. Take paneer out from the freezer and allow it to get softer.
  2. In the mean time, take the boiled milk and add saffron to it. Milk color will change into yellow.
  3. Slice paneer into pieces.
  4. Grind paneer, sugar and cardamom powder using blender. Add saffron milk to the grounded paneer and grind again.
  5. Transfer the grounded paneer into the non - stick pan. If you want add food color to the mixture.
  6. Stir continuously until it absorbs all the water and it looks like a dough. Take out from the flame and spread it on the greased plate and garnish it with pistachios or almonds.
  7. Allow it to cool for sometime. Cut it into desired pieces using knife or cookie cutter. Paneer burfis are ready.
  8. Else, make them into balls using ghee if you prefer. Paneer balls are ready. 

Paneer Peda

  1. Follow steps 1 - 5 of paneer balls/burfi.
  2. stir continuously for 2 or 3 minutes. Allow it to absorbs water slightly and once it comes to semi solid consistency or not sticky more on the spatula pour it to the greased plate.
  3. Allow it to cool for sometime. Note : It should be soft for pedas.
  4. Divide them into small portions, make them into balls and finally press each of the balls in between 2 hands. Please use ghee before going to do
  5. Press slightly on the center of the peda using thumb for placing almond or pistachio.


You can also use home made paneer. But it is easy to prepare.


  1. congrats yasho for 100th post
    these look yummy yummy

  2. Congrats on your 100th post and may you achieve many

    BTW so simple and yummy the peda looks.

  3. Very Nice Recipe. It tasted delicious --- Priya

  4. Quick and rich dessert..Love the texture of the dish..
    Thanks for linking dear..

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  5. delicious... can have few right now... so tempting... Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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  6. i had trouble with this. I followed the directions exactly, twice! and for some reason when i grind the paneer, sugar, cardamom and boiled milk in the blender it turns out a lot runnier than what you have in the picture, which means when heating in the pan it turns out more like toffee than like dough. would this just be because of the brand of paneer im using?

    1. Yep you are right!!! But may I know what kind of milk did you use? I used vitamin D milk and GOPI Paneer from Indian stores which is all natural no starch no gluten :)

      You try to reduce the milk quantity as per your consistency!!

      You have trouble more than this, let me know. I will discuss about this to someone else :)

  7. can u just make clear of the ingredients... how much milk & sugar should we use for 1 cup paneer??

    1. Ya sure Aswathi. 1 cup is almost equal to 8 oz. so you could use

      Milk - 1 3/4 tbsp or less than 2 tbsp
      Sugar - 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp or as per your taste

      Try and enjoy your Paneer peda ..


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