Crumble sugarless khoya in a mixing bowl. Add flour (maida), cooking soda, ghee and mix well.
Make a soft dough and let it rest for 10 to 15 mins. Keep the bowl always covered.
Knead the dough lightly and divide into equal lemon sized round balls.
Flatten the balls gently between your palm and place 1/2 tsp of stuffing in the middle and close it by gathering the sides from around.
Pinch the top to seal it well and once again roll into a ball and flatten gently resembling a peda. Continue with all the balls to make pedas.
Heat oil in a pan. When it reaches the right consistency, switch off the stove and wait for 10 seconds. Drop the makkan pedas one by one into the oil and let it cook.
Turn them very gently to ensure even browning of pedas.
Drain on to a kitchen paper and then drop them into the prepared sugar syrup.
Let the makkan pedas soak in for 1 hour before serving.