By ParsiCuisine.com 5 comments

1 packet dry milk powder
1 cup sugar ( I used confectioners sugar and regular sugar 1/2 cup each)
1/2 cup Desi ghee
1/2 tsp Cardamom
1 tub Ricotta cheese

Melt ghee in a non stick pan. Line the 9 x 9 inch pan with melted ghee.

On low heat heat all of above and stir for 15 to 20 minutes, till it bubbles.

Taste and make a ball and check if the Penda is formed soft and holds together. Add Cardamom, sugar to taste if needed.

Let it cool in square pan. Cut into pieces in pan. Make round penda balls or as square pieces. Your choice!

Garnish with pistachios and almonds if desired.

Serve at room temperature.

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Make these for any good occasion like a baby’s first time sit down ceremony called Besnu.

Kalakand Penda


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Nov 11, 2020, 12:24 am

Looks so tempting, just can’t wait to try. 🙂

Rita Jamshed Kapadia

Nov 11, 2020, 9:51 am

Megala, glad to see you are back! So try. Do you get ricotta cheese in India? If not you can use Chenna or khoya or paneer.


Nov 11, 2020, 2:29 am

It is available only in certain specific stores here.

Amy M Sumariwalla

Jul 7, 2022, 7:32 pm

1 packet of milk powder is how much in oz? Thank you. The recipe looks delicious, and I can’t wait to make it. Thank you, Rita


Jul 7, 2022, 8:11 am

Amy, the packet I used is 8 oz. 1 cup of milk powder.

Ask Rita