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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Microwave Khoya / Mawa

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This year I wanted to make sweets but not using store brought khoya for number of reasons, First it's frozen solid, don't know how long its in the store's freezer and its not at all fresh, above all its damn expensive. Well when it comes to grocery,  for American grocery , I am a coupon queen, I buy product if its on sale and I have coupon, so I save big time. Who lives here know what I am trying to say. Even now my kids know that if its on sale and mom has coupon mom will toys or their stuff and if they are with me they asked me , mom do you have coupon and its on sale? so you got this. So why waste money on old frozen khoya when you can make it at home in 3 minutes and its fresh and you can use it the way you want it, you don't have to think twice that oh no, its too expensive so I have to use it wisely. I made Traditional way khoya also. So guys, make this khoya and make your festival more happier.

General Info about Khoya  is

Khoa or khoya or khawa or mawa is a dried whole milk or milk thickened made by heating milk in an open iron pan to condensation.
It is similar to ricotta cheese, but lower in moisture and made from whole milk instead of whey.
There are three types of khoya - batti, chickna, and daan-e-daar. Batti, meaning rock, has 50% moisture by weight and is grated like cheese. It can be aged for up to a year, during which it develops a unique aroma and a moldy outer surface. Chickna (slippery or squishy) khoya has 80% moisture. For daan-e-daar, the milk is coagulated with an acid during the simmering and has moderate moisture content. Different Khoa is used for different preparation. - Source rediff.com


 
Ingredients:

1 cup fat free milk powder (I used this one, but you can use full fat too)

1/4 cup ghee / purified butter
2-3 tbsp. milk

Method:

Mix milk powder, ghee and milk in microwave safe bowl.  If should be thick batter.

Cover it and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Stir it and cover it again and microwave for another minute.
Allow to cool  khoya and is ready to be used in any sweet dish.
 As it cools, its going to harden so grate it or crumble it for your use. I made one traditional Guajarati sweet is coming next using this khoya.
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39 comments:

  1. My kind of recipe for sure, simple and lovely. Will try out after I buy the milk powder.

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  2. Nice post, very useful and khoya looks great.

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  3. wow...perfect than store bought....

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  4. Wow ! thanks for sharing this idea.

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  5. nice n like the quick version...do visit my space..

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  6. This is a very useful post :)

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  7. Hi visiting your space for the first time.Lovely blog you have.khoya is something everyone should know how to do.You have shared really a fast and a easy method of how to make khoya.Great work.
    Regards
    Shobana Vijay from Shobas Delight.

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  8. That is a useful info post.I just add the milk powder directly making khoya sounds good.

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  9. Very easy.Thanks for linking this to Gayathri's WTML Event.

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  10. That's a great version Linsy. Have you tried it without using ghee?

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    1. no, but you can add less ghee, see if its worth it, I always first try what recipe ask for, then will go with what I am comfortable with.

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  11. Khoya is an integral part of our Indian Cooking. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Wow simple n lovely dish :) Good one :)

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  13. Simple n lovely recipe..good post :)

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  14. Quick easy recipe dear.Always want to make easy preparations without frozen items.hmm nice one.

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  15. That looks too wonderful, and simpler too! ongoing event and giveaway http://cookwitharthyshama.blogspot.in/2013/10/anniversery-healthy-snacking-event.html

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  16. Microwave Khoya looks delicious Love this easy way.

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  17. wow didnt khoya cud be made of milk powder but now that I read your post makes perfect sense. thanks for sharing

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  18. Wow Linsy, I never knew it is so easy to make khoya at home. Wonderful post!

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  19. Hi visiting your space for the first time. Easy Khoya to make at home..
    Happy to follow you. Do visit my space.
    http://anithajay.blogspot.com/

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  20. wow Linsy!!! you are a total life saver..this is a great recipe...
    waiting for your sweet recipe

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  21. I make it from the milk powder too.. pretty much the same way..

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  22. Wow dear easy homemade mawa.......very useful post

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  23. You always give me new and excellent recipes with more excitements.....I am happy to follow you because I learn and read new and new things and tips from you daily....keep going Linsy :-)

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    1. thanks Rani for your beautiful words.

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  24. Linsy, this is very useful post. Bookmarking it...

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  25. Can we use this khoya in making Indian curry?? Is it tasting sweet??

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    1. It's not sweet, if you add it in curry , it will make curry thick cause it has milk powder.

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    2. It's not sweet, if you add it in curry , it will make curry thick cause it has milk powder.

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  26. Can we use this khoya in making Indian curry?? Is it tasting sweet??

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