If you can’t keep yourself at bay from Indian sweets, then I have a good news for you. You can now have them on the Keto Diet. However, the condition applies – you’ll need to be very specific about using the right ingredients, and most importantly stevia or sugar-free sweeteners to prepare your sweet treats. Having a sweet tooth it was impossible to wean myself off sweet-tasting foods, and that’s what made me discover and prepare various Keto-friendly desserts for myself. This time I have got for you Keto Indian Malai Peda, a very special and delicious ethnic treat that you’ll adore as an Indian.
Keto Indian Malai Peda is entirely Keto-friendly, and you’ll love how your Non-Keto family members will relish it too. It is the quickest and the most delightful dessert that will soon become a favorite Festive Methai in your home. I am sure you’ll love it as much I do.
Total Servings – 25 medium balls
Prep Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
400gm ricotta cheese, or freshly home made paneer
50gm unsalted butter
160gm whey protein powder, preferably unflavoured, or vanilla (5.6 oz)
1/3 cup powdered Erythritol or any low carb sweetener (53 g/ 1.9 oz), or to taste
1 tsp cardamom powder
butter or ghee for greasing
Optional: 1 tsp vanilla extract
Optional: chopped or whole almonds for topping
1. Take a medium-sized pan and keep it on a low flame, melt the butter in it.
2. Add in ricotta cheese and mix it well with butter till the cheese melts.
3. Now add the sweetener into the mix and keep stirring the mixture, make sure the mixture does not burn and stick to the pan.
4. Now add a half cup of protein powder into the pot, and wait for the mixture to get thickened. Keep mixing the mix well, ensure there are no lumps. Add the remaining powder after that.
5. Cook the mixture for 5 minutes. After the mixture gets thick and lumpy, add in the vanilla essence and cardamom powder and stir it to become a good mix.
6. Keep the mixture aside to let it cool.
7. After the mixture is cool, you can make medium-sized 20 to 25 balls or pedas from it. To shape balls, grease your palms with a little butter or ghee. Start shaping the lumpy mixture into balls and press the balls slightly in from the middle to give them an ideal shape.
8. Now top each ball with chopped or whole almonds, it is optional.
9. Before serving, let the balls defrost in the fridge overnight. Now you can have them as a perfect after dinner sweet course.
You can store the Keto Indian Malai Peda in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving/Ball
Net carbs: 1 grams
Protein: 8.6 grams
Fat: 4.6 grams
Calories: 80 kcal
Also Check my Keto Dark Chocolate Almond Flour Cake is one of my favorite desserts from my very own personal recipe book, which I have prepared for my birthday. I want you to check this out too since it was a big hit in my family. Feel free to share your views about Keto Indian Malai Peda in the comment section below.