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How to make mawa in microwave or steamer

Mawa or Khoya is the base for many dairy based sweets across India.It is also called Paal kova or milk khoya in South India.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time13 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: dairy, homeade mawa, homemade mawa, how to make khoya, how to make mawa, how to make mawa in steamer, khoya at home, making mawa in microwave, palakova
Servings: 4


  • 2 cup unsweetened milk powder
  • 3-4 tablespoon ghee or clarified butter
  • cup full fat milk cream


  • Mix all the ingredients.
  • Cook in microwave(high) for 2 minutes and mix well or cover it with a lid/foil & place it in steamer for 15 minutes. Once done ,mix it with a spoon.
  • If you find it tough, add 1 tablespoon cream when its still hot.
  • Use it your recipe or refrigerate once it cools for later use.