Khoya is made by simmering milk in an iron karahi for several hours, over a medium fire. The gradual vaporization of its water content leaves coagulated solids in milk, which is khoya. 175–180°F (about 80°C) is ideal temperature to avoid boiling and to minimize scorching. Other quick way of making
khoya is to continue mixing full fat milk powder to skimmed milk until it becomes khoya.
There are three types of khoya - batti, chickna, and daan-e-daar. Batti, meaning “rock,” has 50% moisture by weight and is the hardest of the three types; it can be grated like cheese. It can be aged for up to a year, during which it develops a unique aroma and a
moldy outer surface. Chickna (“slippery” or “squishy”) khoya has 80% moisture. For daan-e-daar, the milk is coagulated with an acid during the simmering and has moderate moisture content. Different Khoya is used for different dishes.
milk based product is very essential in making many of the Indian
sweets. This ingredient is easily available in India. It is very
easy to make many Indian sweets if this is available. Make ahead of
time for ease of use.
- 2 Cups Ricotta
- 3 cups
of Carnation Dry Milk powder
non-stick pan. Add the ricotta cheese, cook it for about 10 minutes. Add the butter
and milk powder.
stirring constantly, until it reaches a thick consistency. ("Khoya"
consistency) , about 7 to 8 minutes on medium heat.
It will be
ready to use for your favorite recipes.