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Khoya is unsweetened khova / paal khova. it is also known as Mawa. i wanted to prepare gulab jamun from scratch for this diwali, as my son is going crazy over gulab jamun. so today i prepared khoya spending nearly 2 hours in the kitchen. Tomorrow i will post how i made gulab jamun with khoya.
Khoya is just simmering the milk for hours, with stirring occasionally in the start and constant stirring towards end. i guess the recipe for khoya is over in the line before!
Total cooking time: 2 hours
yields 1 cup of khoya(200 gms)
Full fat milk - 1 and half ltrs.
Milk powder - 1 tsp (optional)
In a wide thick bottomed pan, pour the milk and let it boil. then simmer it for about 1 hour so that the milk gets thick, then bring the flame back on high and keep stirring every two minutes, so that the khoya do not stick to the bottom of the pan. even if it sticks do not scrap, it may ruin the beautiful khoya and the gulab jamun may split. When you see the the khoya(some where looking like thick curdled milk) turn the flame to low and start stirring. nearly towards the 2nd hour from start, the khoya gets thickening. keep stirring softly, so that it do not stick to the bottom. sometimes, the khoya may not thicken up, add 1 or 2 tsp of milk powder, for the khoya to get thick. the khoya should be soft and spongy at the end.
15 minutes before the final khoya and 5 mins before the final khoya
Use a wide and thick bottomed pan, so that the milk do not overflow.
if you want to have sweet khova, add 1/2 cup sugar when the milk had reduced to about half a litre. the other procedures are all same.