Sweet, Milky and Delicious Peera

Peera or Pera is basically a sweet meat similar to barfi, just that it has a ground rice base.


Prep Time: 50 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins

Course: Desserts

Cuisine: East Indian

Servings: 12


  • 1 cup white rice uncooked
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder elychee


  • Soak the rice for 30 minutes and drain.
  • Grind the rice into a fine powder and parch on a low fire.
  • Sift through a fine sieve or strainer.
  • Add the cardamom (elychee) powder, powdered milk and ghee. Set aside.
  • Put the sugar to boil and add the grated ginger. Boil until the sugar forms thin threads when dropped from a spoon.
  • Quickly pour the sugar into the rice mixture and stir. Then quickly pour into a greased dish. Before it completely hardens, cut into squares.

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