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!
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.
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.
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.
Keep the heat on sim and continue stirring. Slowly, the liquid will start thickening.
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.
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.
66 thoughts on “Milk powder based Mawa (Khoya)”
I love milk powder! Super delicious 😋
It sure is super delicious 😋
Nowadays in India fusion baking is very popular so bakers are doing mawa cakes as tea cakes!!
I have never tried milk powder, again something new for me, very exciting!
Many thanks Stella 😊
and preparation process is also simple, so you can try and use in paneer gravy!
Interesting recipe, Deeksha. Happy 2021 to you. 🙂
Thank you very much Kitty😊
Wishing you too a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year!
Thanks a lot for abundance of wishes, Deeksha. 🙂
Thank you very much, Deeksha. 🙂
Good tip, must try. Thanks for the share.
You are most welcome Jaya 😊☺️
Will definitely try, thanks for sharing 👍
You are always welcome Deepika 😊☺️
I just bought milk powder and was wondering how to do it .. Well explained 😊
How to make khova I mean .. jamoon in my mind for new year
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.
Ohhh ok … this is the first time I’m going for it .. will keep it in mind
My personal suggestion is to watch a few videos, will be a lot helpful as gulab jaamun making with khoya is slightly delicate process!
Oooo 😃 is it!! Will do!
I’m already mentally changing the menu to Gajar halwa 😬 khova goes well with Gajar halwa isn’t it.
HS, thank you very much 😊 ❤️
Very sorry HS, your comment went in spam. Yes khoya goes very well in gajar ka halwa.
Thank you very much Rosida😊☺️
Thank you very much Rupali ❤️
perfectionist you are dear,,
Thank you very much annie🙂☺️
Happy New year… wishing you delicious year ahead
You too have a wonderful year ahead!
Wonderful share and preparation of this khoya. I loved eating it when I was a young girl. The taste is so sweet and delicious. Too good, Deeksha.
Thank you very much Kamal 🙂
Khoya is really very delicious to eat sometimes just like that. I guess as kids we all have enjoyed it 😊
Yes Deeksha so true. You are always welcome dear. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💝💝💝💝
Wonderful share, this will be very useful for many sweet preparations!
Many thanks Nisha 😊
Yes, I guess due to virus fear still it is safe to try sweets at home!
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!
Thank you very much Megala 😊☺
Wishing you too and your family a very Happy New Year!
Thank you. 🙂
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.🌹🙋♂️
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…🤗
Happy New Year wishes!
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 😂 thank you for the great works. I appreciate and thanks sincerely. Best wishes. 🙏🌹
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 option😂
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.
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.
Respects madam DP 🌱🙏🍀
This is amazing! Happy New Year!🎉
Thank you very much😊❤
Wishing you too a wonderful New Year with new hopes and prosperity!
Great recipe and tips to be followed, Deeksha! All the best for a beautiful year ahead!
Thank you very much Indira. Wishing you too safe, prosperous and wonderful New Year😊🥰
Interesting and good recipe ma’am 🙏👌👌😊🤗🌻🎆
Thanks a lot Yogesh for going through the posts 😊☺️
Very interesting and needed recipe, did great help to all your readers.
Many thanks for your kind words Subbashini 😊
Very nice recipe, this mava can be used many Indian sweets.
Thank you very much Bhavna 😊
It is so interesting and easy to make 😊
Thanks a lot Sunip☺️
It is sure convenient for preparing homemade sweets😊
Wow awesome Recipe
Happy New Year dear 🤗
Thank you very much Tina☺️
Wishing you too a wonderful healthy and joyous New Year 🎊🎉
Detailed explanation. Thank you for sharing.
Padmini, you are most welcome!
Milk powder is amazing! It replaces khoya very well! Thank you for this.!!
Yes Aarushi, milk powder is really helpful in many recipes. Thank you very much😊😊
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.
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.
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.
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