Last updated on August 4, 2023
If you’re a fan of Indian sweets and can’t resist them even on the Keto Diet, I have some great news for you! You can now enjoy your favorite Indian treats while staying in ketosis. The key is to use the right ingredients and opt for stevia or sugar-free sweeteners to create your sweet delights.
As someone with a sweet tooth, I understand the struggle of giving up sweet-tasting foods. That’s why I’ve been on a mission to discover and prepare various Keto-friendly desserts for myself. And this time, I’m excited to share with you a recipe for Keto Indian Malai Peda—a special and delicious ethnic treat that will capture your heart as an Indian.
Keto Indian Malai Peda is not only completely Keto-friendly, but also a dessert that your non-Keto family members will relish. It’s quick to make and incredibly delightful, soon becoming a favorite festive treat in your home. I guarantee you’ll love it just as much as I do.
|Servings||25 medium balls|
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
- 400gm ricotta cheese, or freshly homemade 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
- Take a medium-sized pan and keep it on a low flame, melt the butter in it.
- Add in ricotta cheese and mix it well with butter till the cheese melts.
- Now add the sweetener into the mix and keep stirring the mixture, to make sure the mixture does not burn and stick to the pan.
- Now add a half cup of protein powder into the pot, and wait for the mixture to get thickened. Keep mixing the mix well, to ensure there are no lumps. Add the remaining powder after that.
- 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.
- Keep the mixture aside to let it cool.
- 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.
- Now top each ball with chopped or whole almonds, it is optional.
- 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 Details (per serving/ball)
|Net carbs||1 grams|
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.