Khoya/mawa is dried evaporated milk solids. Khoya gives a richness of flavor unlike any other ingredient. Making khoya or mawa in traditional way is time consuming.
Most of the Indian sweets or mithai calls for mawa or khoya. I have readers who are asking for instant khoya recipe because khoya is not easily available where they live. Here I am with quick mawa recipe. This is not a recipe as such, but a method sharing on how to make khoya. You can make any amount of khoya using this recipe. Just half or quarter the ingredients, and quickly cook the khoya for any sweet dish you are planning to make.
In this case mawa can be prepared with milk powder. Mawa prepared with milk powder come out good in texture and can be prepared easily. I made mithais using both traditional and instant mawa and I don?t see any difference between them.
My grand mom always says that khoya is essential for healthy bones for growing kids as well as for adults. She is right, koya/mawa is very good source of vitamin D and calcium. But you have to be careful, consume khoya in moderation for good health.
Step by step recipe of Instant Mawa/khoya
Prep time Cook time Total 2 min 10 min 12 min
How to make Instant homemade khoya using milk powder.
AUTHOR: MonaliRECIPE TYPE: Tips and methodsCUISINE: Indian
INGREDIENTS(measuring cup used, 1 cup=237 ml)1 cup whole milk½ cup cream 2 tbsp. ghee2 tbsp. butter (unsalted)2 cups milk powder/dry milk (preferably full fat)
DIRECTIONTake a heavy bottom pan and put the flame on sim mode (very low flame needed). Now add 1 cup milk to the pan and immediately add butter, ghee and cream to the milk and stir it well.
Mix all the ingredients while stirring constantly. Now add milk powder to the mixture, little by little.
Stir all the milk powder very well in milk so that it won't form any lumps.
Stir the mixture really well and cook until it gets thick and smooth in consistency. There...