How to Make Coconut Peda Recipe

 Uses of coconut oil in food

Uses of coconut oil in food, although coconut oil is high in saturated fat, what distinguishes coconut oil is that its fat differs from saturated fat in meat and dairy products, which makes it a healthy alternative in the kitchen because it is resistant to temperatures. It is high and has many health benefits.

Coconut Oil 

-Coconut oil is made from the pulp of the coconut which is a tropical fruit and has a unique sweetness. 

- There are two types, virgin coconut oil, which undergoes less processing so that it can preserve its taste, and the second is refined coconut oil, which undergoes more processing and processing, and thus reduces its natural taste and smell, so it can be used for cooking purposes in many recipes.

- Smoked coconut oil temperature, which is the temperature at which the oil begins to smoke during the cooking process. 

-The oxidation temperature at which harmful compounds (called free radicals) are generated by oxidation, pure coconut oil is about 177°C, and refined coconut oil is about 204°C. 

-So unlike some other oils, coconut oil has the advantage of maintaining its stability when exposed to 

heat. There are two ways to extract raw coconut, the drying method is to dry the pulp of the fruit, remove the water and then squeeze the juice to extract the oil, the wet method is to squeeze the fresh fruit directly without drying it. 

-Production and separation of oil and coconut milk by fermentation using enzymes or centrifuges. As for squeezing the fruits, it can be done in two ways, namely heating, steaming or pressing. This method is not accompanied by high temperatures, and this may help to preserve more nutrients in the fruit. 

Benefits of Coconut Oil 

-Research results on the health effects of the fats in coconut oil differ and differ in the following details:

The three medium-chain triglycerides, compared to the fats in most foods in the diet, have a shorter chain. 

-This fat goes straight to the liver after eating, and is converted into quick energy sources or ketones, which can also be converted into energy for the brain. 

-Lauric fatty acid, which accounts for 50% of the fatty acid content, is the main fat component in coconut oil, and forms a compound called monolaurin when digested. 

-Both lauric acid and monolaurate can help reduce the number of pathogenic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Candida albicans is one of the most common yeasts that cause human infections.

Which is better for healthy cooking..coconut oil or olive oil?

In our daily cooking, we often rely on olive oil or coconut oil, and both have great health benefits, but which one is better for cooking?

In a report published by the New York Times (NYtimes), writer Sophie Egan says that in terms of health effects, it is preferable to cook with olive oil, as a tablespoon of coconut oil contains about 6 times the amount of saturated fat found in a tablespoon of olive oil, which is what It's close to the American Heart Association's recommended daily limit of 13 grams.

First, the benefits of coconut oil for the skin Eating large amounts of saturated fat is associated with increased levels of bad cholesterol, which increases the risk of heart disease. Olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet, contains beneficial monounsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats.

"Olive oil is a better option (compared to coconut oil), as monounsaturated fats have a good effect on the heart when eaten in moderation and when eaten instead of saturated and trans fats in your diet," says Anissa Shumbley, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Heart Association. Supporters of the use of coconut oil point out that it is rich in phytochemicals that have healthy antioxidant properties, and virgin coconut oil - such as virgin olive oil - contains phytochemicals, and most of the coconut oil on the market is refined, so it provides Few antioxidants, according to Harvard Medical School associate professor of medicine Dr. Chi Sun.

But even if the coconut oil you're using is virgin, "the effects of saturated fats knock out any beneficial effects of the antioxidants," he says.

Coconut oil can be applied to the skin to get many benefits:

Soothe sunburn

It is important to be exposed to the sun some time every day to get the vitamin D the body needs, but constant exposure to the sun can lead to painful sunburns that result in redness and peeling of the skin.

To help soothe a sunburn, you can use a natural recipe consisting of 3 or 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel, a tablespoon of coconut oil, and half a tablespoon of honey, but do not mix them together, but apply them in layers.

First put on your face aloe vera gel, on top of it a layer of coconut oil, and on the outside bee honey, and leave it on your face until morning.

Protect the skin from UV rays

When applied to the skin, coconut oil may protect it from the sun's UV rays. In fact, one study found that coconut oil blocks about 20% of the sun's UV rays.

However, keep in mind that it does not provide the same protection as traditional sunscreens, which block about 90% of UV rays.

Mixture with sugar to exfoliate the skin

Sugar helps exfoliate and remove dead skin cells more easily and gently than salt. You can make your own gentle scrub by mixing equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil. Rub this mixture on the skin, but try it first on a small part of your skin.


First things first, pedas are soft, creamy fudge-like discs for those of you who are wondering. It takes about 20 minutes to make them, which is practically nothing. Plus, all I need are six ingredients, most of which are always lying around the kitchen!

Cook a mixture of milk powder, desiccated coconut, and sugar in ghee and milk. I chose to add a lesser amount of sugar than the original recipe and instead of cream, I stuck to milk. It makes for a lighter version of pedas while still retaining the sublime melt-in-the-mouth taste.

Once the mixture is cool enough to touch, sprinkle a teaspoon worth of the very addictive and aromatic cardamom powder into it while kneading. The motion takes away the grainy texture and creates a creamy smooth dough.

The fun part is turning the dough into the actual pedas. Roll a small-sized portion in your palm to make a ball and then press your thumb on top to get the perfect shape. Garnish them with dried rose petals and top it off with saffron, cardamom powder, and pistachio slivers for some crunch and zest.


2 cups Milk powder

1/4 cup Caster /powdered sugar

3/4 cup Desiccated coconut

3 tbsp Ghee

1/2 cup Full fat milk

1.5 tsp Cardamom powder

1 tsp saffron soaked in 1tbsp warm water

Pistachio slivers for topping


In a heavy bottom pan/ kadai, heat the ghee.

Stir in the milk powder, sugar, and desiccated coconut. Keep the heat low. And stir in the milk.
Cook, while stirring all the time. Once the mixture starts coming together, pulling away from the sides, take the pan off the heat.
Transfer the mixture to another bowl. Let it cool a bit.
When its cool enough for you to handle, add the cardamom powder and lightly knead the mixture, till its smooth.
Form into even sized balls, flatten them slightly and make a dent with your finger.
Garnish with the saffron and saffron water. Sprinkle with pistachio slivers. Enjoy!

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