From Grandma’s Kitchen: Perad

Perad is guava cheese. The preparation time for this appetizing sweet can be lengthy. They are soft and slightly chewy.



Guavas 1 kg

2½ cups sugar

1½ tbsp butter

1½ lime juice

Salt to taste


Cut the guavas into tiny pieces.

Boil 1 litre of water.

Add the guavas and let them cook till tender. Grind the guavas and pass them through a sieve or muslin cloth. Dispose of the seeds and skin.

Put the guava pulp in a pan on medium heat. Keep stirring so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Add the sugar.

Once the pulp starts turning into a darker shade, add the lime juice and butter. Mix.

Once the pulp starts leaving the sides of the pan, remove it from the heat.

Transfer it to a plate greased with some butter. Flatten and smoothen it out.

Let it cool and set for 6-7 hours. Cut it into rectangles or diamonds.