Khoya or mawa is a dairy product widely used in Indian cooking. This post covers – How to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa at home.
How to make Khoya/mawa at home? This is a common question that is usually asked and searched. Well today I am sharing
5 6 ways to make mawa at home. Follow a step by step pictorial method below on how to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa?
Traditionally khoya/mawa is prepared by evaporating milk and reducing it to its solid form. But at the same time with busy lifestyles and working families, I have come up with simple methods to prepare mawa at home without compromising the authenticity or taste. All the method shown below are pretty easy to make and you can have instant khoya ready in minutes.
RECIPE UPDATED – HOW TO MAKE MAWA FROM RICOTTA CHEESE IN MICROWAVE? – Shown Below
There are three types of Khoya –How to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa
- Batti Khoya – Also known as batti ka khoya. Made in baati form and is a solid hard kind of khoya. In this type reduced milk is removed from fire and set into moulds. This khoya is used to prepare burfis and Ladoos. Example – Mawa method #3 shown below.
- Chikna Khoya – Also known as Daab ka khoya. This one is high in moisture content and sticky in consistency. This khoya is used to prepare Gulab Jamuns and Gajar ka halwa. Example – Mawa method #2 and #5 shown below.
- Danedaar Khoya – Also known as granular khoya. This Khoya is soft in texture and looks like curdled milk. The moisture content is in between baati ka khoya and Chikna khoya. This khoya is used to prepare Pedas and Ladoos. Example – Mawa method #1 and #4 shown below.
One way or the other I have used all the below mentioned homemade khoya/mawa in my cooking and all of them are great. Those of you who are struggling to find Khoya/mawa in your native town, try these easy methods and you will have your very own homemade Mawa/khoya in minutes.
Sweetened condensed milk mawa has a sweet taste. It adds a nice texture but gives a pale yellow color to mawa (pic above). So if are using this kind of mawa in a recipe – adjust the sugar content. Unsweetened mawa is white in color and rich in texture too. This festive season to give homemade mawa a try and enjoy your favorite sweets. 🙂
HOW TO MAKE MAWA FROM RICOTTA CHEESE IN MICROWAVE?
Follow a step by step guide below to make mawa in microwave. Mawa is ready in 7-8 minutes.
This festive season do give these methods a try and if you happen to make mawa using this recipe, then share your pics with me @facebook or tag me by using the hashtag #ruchiskitchen (one word) on social media. Would love to hear back from you!