homemade khoya or mawa recipe, how to make khoya or mawa

Priya Joshi | Oct 27, 2016 | 2 Comments so far

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homemade khoya or mava recipe with step by step photos-  mava is nothing but a milk solids made by cooking and evaporating the moisture from milk slowly. Diwali is coming and many of you including me make homemade mithai /sweets rather than purchasing from stores. Many indian mithai have "Khoya or mava" as a main ingredient and i wanted to share its recipe here.

Making mava at home is not difficult but it is very lengthy and time consuming process. Mawa is easily available now a days but still nothing can beat homemade version.


This khoya can stays fresh 3 to 4 days.

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Recipe Details for making home-made khoya/mawa below:

  Recipe mawa-how to make homemade khoya

Prep Time :5 min
Cook Time :1 hour
Total Time :1 hour 15 min
Main Ingredient : full-fat milk
Serves :1 cup/250 grm approx
Cuisine : Indian

  • full fat milk - 1 ltr or 5 cups
    1. Pour the milk in a large thick bottomed pan and place the pan on the stove top.
    2. Bring milk to gentle boil first on a low to medium flame.
    3. Then lower(medium) the flame and simmer the milk. stir at intervals whilst the milk is simmering.
    4. the milk will froth many times, while its being simmered. so when you see this happening, with a spatula stir the milk.
    5. scrape the milk solids from the sides and add to the milk.
    6. the milk will continue to reduce and thicken as its being simmered on a low flame.
    7. a stage will reach when the reduced milk will resemble rabri (an indian sweet).
    8. continue to simmer and stir.
    9. towards the end when the milk has reduced much, you will see bubbles bursting in the reduced milk. at this point continuously stir. 
    10. if you don't then the reduced milk will get browned or burnt. the bubbles are due to moisture in the milk.
    11. when you see no bubbles in the reduced milk, its time to switch off the flame. it took me 1 hours and 8 minutes overall on a low flame.
    12. with a spatula, scrape the milk solids from the sides and add these to the bowl. cover the bowl and let the khoya cool at room temperature. then you can refrigerate it.
    13. add this homemade khoya or mawa as required while making various indian sweets or indian curries.

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