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Khoya Recipe (Homemade Mawa)

Learn how to make Homemade khoya or mawa recipe. This is very easy to make and require only one ingredient.
Course Basics
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 200 grams (about 1 cup)
Calories 371kcal
Author Kanan


  • (about 1 liter) 5 cups Milk Full fat milk


making khoya or mawa at home:

  • Take a heavy bottom nonstick pan. Heat the milk in a pan on medium heat.
  • once it comes to a boil, let it simmer and reduce on medium-low flame.
  • Keep stirring after every 3-4 minutes. If possible, use a wider spatula. So it will cover the more area of the bottom pan while stirring and it will make your job easier.
  • Keep stirring with scraping bottom of the pan and also sides of the pan. As you cook, milk reduces and becomes grainy.
  • After 40-50 minutes, it will be more grainy. After this stage, you need to stir and scrape sides continuously.
  • keep stirring and keep cooking, till it becomes solid or dense like halwa.
  • You will feel that it will take little effort for stirring. At this time, turn off the stove heat. This took me a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Remove it to another bowl and let it cool completely. As it cools it will thicken and harden.


  • Always use a nonstick and heavy bottom pan.
  • Do stir every 4-5 minutes in the beginning and very frequently and then continuously after halfway through


Serving: 100g | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 0mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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