Mawa/Khoya from milk powder

Milk powder based Mawa (Khoya)

Milk powder based Mawa (Khoya) is very popular for preparing sweets at home. As milk powder based mawa (Khoya) gets ready within 15 minutes, it is also known as instant mawa. Though my first choice is always to prepare through the traditional method by boiling the milk (Khoya/Mawa), it is a time-consuming process. So this recipe of milk powder-based mawa is very helpful if you are planning to prepare Gaajar ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa) or any mawa based sweets this winter season. Try this easy recipe of only three ingredients-based instant mawa/khoya and I am sure you will avoid buying khoya from the market. Moreover, New year celebrations are about to start – so plan some homemade sweet dish based on mawa or khoya!

Mawa/Khoya from milk powder


Milk powder 2 cups

Milk 1 cup

Desi ghee (clarified butter) or unsalted butter 4 tbsp


Take two cups of milk powder in a bowl.

Milk powder for mawa

Measure one cup of milk and pour half milk into the bowl of milk powder. Mix it nicely to avoid lumps. It will take the form of a paste.

Add milk in milk powder

Now pour the rest of the milk and mix again.

In a heavy-bottomed pan take four tbsp desi ghee and melt it on medium heat.

Once ghee melts, reduce the heat to sim, pour the milk powder and milk mixture in the pan and keep stirring it – otherwise, it will stick to the bottom of the pan immediately.

Add milk powder and milk mix in melted desi ghee

Keep the heat on sim and continue stirring. Slowly, the liquid will start thickening.

Mawa/khoya has started becoming thick

Keep stirring till it becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan. Switch off the heat and shift mawa/khoya in another bowl to use it in any of your sweet preparation or mawa based gravy dishes.

Khoya from milk powder

If you want to use it the next day then let mawa cool down completely and keep it in the fridge in a covered box. If you have leftover mawa and no plan of using it in a few days, you can freeze it for around 2 months in an airtight box after wrapping it in 3 to 4 layers of cling film.


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Deeksha Pathak

I like reading, watching movies, listening to music, doing some art and craft, cooking, baking and exploring new ideas. Baking is my new passion!!

66 thoughts on “Milk powder based Mawa (Khoya)

      1. For Jamoon preparation don’t let the khoya become so thick. Afterwards it will be hard. Will be good for Gaajar ka halwa or khoya burfi. Khoya should be soft enough to knead it comfortably for Jamun.

      2. Oooo πŸ˜ƒ is it!! Will do!
        I’m already mentally changing the menu to Gajar halwa 😬 khova goes well with Gajar halwa isn’t it.

  1. It is a wonderful idea to prepare mawa in good quantity & refrigerate it. It is really useful to make delicious milk sweets in no time esp. in this festive season.
    Wishing you & your family a very happy New Year!

  2. Happy new year madam. Year long i tried many of your food preparation and enjoyed eating them. Hope to read more in the year ahead too. Wishing you smiles and health . All the best. Cheers.πŸŒΉπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ

    1. Thank you very much Victor for going through the posts and I am glad to hear that they were helpful😊😊 I hope we will continue the same in coming years…πŸ€—
      Happy New Year wishes!

      1. Covid season had much free space and holidays so i need to experiment in my kitchen always and many dishes i enjoyed by experimenting. Veggies and spicy ones. For sure no sweets πŸ˜‚ thank you for the great works. I appreciate and thanks sincerely. Best wishes. πŸ™πŸŒΉ

      2. Yes, covid season made people learn to cook and the importance of home cooked food. That’s a different story that now people are back with food delivery optionπŸ˜‚

        Veggies can be cooked in many different ways and I guess it is easy to adopt a different style if spices go with our taste buds. Once again thank you very much for your kind words😊 Have a restful Sunday.

      3. Thank you. I am always fond of cooking various veggies and add up healthy spices. This year learn many new things through your blog and some other places. So its time to say Thank you for you and the posts on Wp. I appreciate your posts and kindness to response. Happy cheerful week end and let the new year bring you more bigger smile and god bless all. Cheers.

  3. This is a very useful recipe. I am just curious… is it ok to have almond powder in the recipe? I have a lot of almond powder, and I use them to replace milk powder sometimes.

    1. Thanks a lot Oscar. Never tried with almond powder but I guess if almond powder gets blinded well like milk powder then it should be ok. Still can try initially with small quantity.

      1. I tried it with almond powder. It is great! However, I still want to try your authentic recipe, so I will get some milk powder when the almond powder is gone!
        Thank you, Deeksha! It makes my day.

      2. That’s wonderful Oscar!! Best for vegan recipes!!!
        Thank you so much for your feedback 😊😘One day I will also do with almond powder and probably will come up with a new recipe

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