Simple Recipe to make Mawa Cake
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For the uninitiated, mawa is nothing but milk solids, left behind by heating the milk on low heat for hours until all the moisture is evaporated. This resultant dough left behind is mawa or khoya or khoa- milk solids which are used practically for most Indian sweets and savory dishes like the basic white gravy in Punjabi cuisine.

I’ve shared a few Indian sweet recipes using mawa powder in my earlier posts, like this kesar (saffron) peda, mango mawa burfi, and chocolate mawa peda. In terms of savory dishes, I’ve used little milk mawa powder to make this delicious methi matar malai paneer, cites aromaticessence.