| Dessert, Prasad|
| Mathura, Uttar Pradesh|
Khoa, Sugar, Milk
| Mathura ka Pedha or Pera|
Mathura ke pede, Meva vati peda and export quality special peda
Milk, Khoa, Allahabadi cake, Sugar, Makhan malai
Mathura peda is a North Indian sweet dish that originated from Mathura in India. In North India sweets prepared from mawa (khoya) are very popular and the peda is also a mawa sweet variety. Mathura peda is so famous in India that the term is often used in aphorism like Mathura ka peda au Chhattisgarh ka kheda means "(famous are) the peda sweet of Mathura and hemlet in Chhattisgarh." Mathura acts as a brand name for peda sweet. While visiting Mathura, Mathura ke pede, Meva vati peda and export quality special peda attract the visitors.
In Mathura, the birthplace of Krishna, Mathura ke pede is the favorite offering. These are made by cooking together fresh mawa, milk, sugar and ghee with cardamom powder for added flavour. In India Janmashtami holiday is considered incomplete without the taste of Peda. Every year on this day Peda are prepared to offer to Lord Krishna and breaking the fasting.
At various tourist places even outside Mathura also, Mathura ke pede is the famous sweet all along with other Indian sweets like maner ke laddu and Agra ka petha.
The taste of Mathura ke pede can be seen in Indian folklore also. "Mathura ke pede mohe lave, khilawe ji....."(he gives me the Mathura ka peda to eat) is the famous song among the Sand poojan (worship) songs in India.
When Google announced for naming the next version of android after an Indian sweet dish, Mathura Peda was one among many other suggested android version names. However, India has no consensus on deciding over a particular name for Android so finally google postponed the proposal for year 2018.Nisha Madhulika
Mathura peda Wikipedia