Dharwad Peda is a delicious sweet having its origins in Dharwad city in North Karnataka. Dharwad Peda is over 175 years of history and has won GI (Geological Identification) tag.
How Dharwad Peda is made:
Paneer, milk and sugar are the main ingredients of Dharwad Peda. Milk used in Dharwad Peda is procured from Dharwad buffalos helping Dharwad Peda in its unique taste hard to duplicate with regular cow milk. Paneer is cut into pieces and warmed on moderate flames to eliminate moisture. This paneer is then treated with ghee, sugar and milk till the colour turns brown. This mix is crushed into smaller pieces using a blender. The crushed paneer-milk-sugar mix is pressed into a desirable shape and heated on a pan. Cardamom could be added for flavor. Final product is sugar rolled in white sugar powder and is ready to serve.
Where to find Dharwad Peda:
Best place to get Dharwad Peda is of course the city of Dharwad in North Karnataka. Dharwad is 440 kms North West of Bengaluru. Hubballi is the nearest airport (25 kms from Dharwad). Dharwad is well connected by rail and road to Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka. Dharwad Peda is also available at several bakeries and sweet shops in other parts of Karnataka.