Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Low Fat Khoya / Mawa

I have been missing from the blogging scene since almost 2 weeks, no 3 weeks. Whoa!! Has it been so long?? It started with my son's exams, my kids falling sick one after the other and staying at home with me. I know I often sound like Cinderella's step-mom, but having kids at home all day, and sick ones at that can be pretty draining.  And no you don't get any prizes for guessing whose turn it was next to fall sick. I really don't know if I fell sick due to sheer exertion or due to proximity with the cold and fever virus or whatever you call it. Must be the virus something, as Moms are not allowed to fall sick due to exertion, no way!!!! Yeah, I sound wicked again:-)

We also took time to get away on a short vacation to Madikeri, Coorg. I can't belive that just 4 days of being waited upon, can cause such a bad holiday hangover. Next time, I go away on a holiday, along with the freezer, I will also stock up my drafts folder before I leave:-)) Lol!

Wanting to make a low calorie dessert post the holiday binge, I tried making Low Fat Khoya, a Tarla Dalal recipe. It turned out a very good substitute for the regular khoya, a quintessential part of so many Indian sweet preparations. Imagine eating a sweet with a fraction of the calories and fat and with almost the same taste and texture as one made with regular khoya. And real easy to make?? Too good to be true right?? A sure keeper of a recipe, I see myself using this again and again and with less guilt.

Two ingredients are all you need to make this. Told you this is easy-easy. Makes about 1 1/4 cups of Khoya


Skimmed Milk Powder( I have used Nandini) 1 Cup
Water- 2 tablespoons (may need another tablespoon, read update).

Mix the water and the milk powder to make a stiff dough. (It becomes real stiff, mind you!) Roll the dough in a thin cloth and place it in a metal sieve. Bring a pan of water to a boil, reduce the heat. Place the sieve over the water and cover it with a lid. Steam for 15 minutes. Remove from fire. Cool and peel the cloth from the dough. Grate the dough and use as needed.

Please Note: Do not steam it for longer as the khoya may become hard and rubbery.Grate with a small eyed grater to get a finer texture.

I can see wicked thoughts running in your minds, hahaha!! Make this khoya, get creative with your sweets and desserts and sit back for the compliments!!

And yeah, the dessert follows soon!!!!

Update on 1st September 2011.

If the dough does not come together with 2 tablespoons water, add up to another tablespoon, one teaspoon at a time. It will work just fine.

27 comments:

cookcurrynook said...

Wow, this sure is a keeper! And with me watching what I eat these days, you bet I will be making this very soon! I've been craving some carrot halwa for the last one week now, but the thought of those oodles of calories just put me off...this is going to have me running to the kitchen, even before you know it! Cant wait for your dessert to come now..

nivedita said...

HIII
Its real wonder for me, I need to go in to the city if I want to buy
khoya!
And You saved me!
Thanks a lot for this.
Book marking this one.

nivedita said...

Hi,
And take care about your health and your kids too.

Suman Singh said...

hope you doing good now..this recipe is really a keeper..thanks for sharing..never would hv thought of making this at home..sounds easy and delicious...tk care.

shahana said...

Great recipe! thanks for sharing!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

hope all well with u now...tc of urself and ur family..god bless...
low fat version super yumm... tempting me to try some sweets

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, that is a great recipe and glad all has cooled down now and everyone is doing better. I guess you do need a break from blogging/cooking once in a while.

sowmya's creative saga said...

thanks for sharing such an easy recipe for making khoya..will be so useful..

Kiran said...

Suma,

The recipe for light khoya is interesting.Thank you for sharing such a useful and healthy recipe.

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..never seen an easier recipe for khoya ever.Wonderful.Waiting to see what you are whipping up with this one!!

Hope you and kids are doing well now!!

anitha said...

suma...fantastic. looks real simple. will definitely try it out. and as you said, i can use it guilelessly in my curries ! thanks babe !

Prathibha said...

wow..this is really a keeper dear....love to do the low fat version using this mawa..

Padhu said...

That's wonderful Suma !! Thanks for the low fat khoya

Sushma Mallya said...

Very useful post,..

Jay said...

Suma...u r rockng da...Great post...!

Sum said...

Great! Low fat is the buzz word now and this khoya makes any sweet fat free and guilt free :)
Will surely try it...

anubhavati said...

Hi,

Low fat khoya is such a good option., I am thrilled that you could post this for the benefit of all of us,

CHeers, Shobha

Aparna S Mallya said...

Low fat khoya is definitely a better option. Nice recipe.

Smita Srivastava said...

That really sounds wonderful - I could nvr imagine making khoya at home ... Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe !!
BTW u look gorgeous in ur new profile pic !!!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Smita Srivastava said...

That really sounds wonderful - I could nvr imagine making khoya at home ... Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe !!
BTW u look gorgeous in ur new profile pic !!!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Sarah Naveen said...

oh wow!! wonderful recipe..looks so delicious..

Blender Diet said...

Very interesting recipe for dessert, am really gonna have to try this out.

BangaloreBaker said...

I have done this many times. Works great when you don't have time to sit and reduce milk.
To answer your question,
You can use all purpose flour or maida for bread flour. It works just fine.

s said...

This sounds real good..and low fat anything is always a bonus!

Santosh Bangar said...

hi very delicious and tempting recipe. new also. .i am 1st time here
santoshbangar,blogspot.com

nandini said...

Hello suma, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. Low fat recipes are always welcomed and this is great.

Priya said...

Wow Suma am speechless, this khoya is definitely a keeper for me..thanks for sharing dear..