Arcot is sweet lover’s paradise in Vellore City, this historical town has carried forward a piece of its rich legacy in the form of a delicacy known as Makkan Peda! Well the Makkan Peda certainly looks close to our very famous Gulab Jamuns or you can say it’s quiet close to those super delicious, heavy duty, stuffed Mawa Batis from Indore. No matter what and how it looks, this recipe certainly doesn’t calls for that instant gulab jamun mix. To get the authentic Makkan Peda flavor, you have to go through an elaborated way.
The procedure of making Makkan Peda is exactly the same as Gulab Jamuns, the only difference it has that it’s a very very famous sweet of Arcot and can be found in local sweet stalls and the second difference is that it is stuffed with lots of chopped nuts and is huge in size. … Really huge! When i was frying the balls, it was lemon sized. But after getting into the syrup it almost doubled up, so with this you can very well imagine how big one peda must be…pheww!
Super rich in calories and is a big NO to all the weight watchers and as it doesn’t have an sugar free version hence it is a again a big No to the diabetics.