khoya/milk solids

Khoya cupcakes/Mawa muffins – easy eggless muffins

I had made this muffins almost six months ago. I had got a packet of frozen khoya from mustafa last year with an intention of making some sweets for diwali , but never found the time. Finally when it was nearing the expiry date, I decided to make the muffins which I had bookmarked long ago from a few blogs. I did not want to use eggs or condensed milk in it. So I finally took a recipe from here and made some small changes in the measurements and eliminated a few ingredients.I think I baked the cake a tad more time and it sunk a little in the center. But the cake was denser as I had expected it to be just like we find in the indian bakeries. Its certainly not going to be spongy. But the cake was really good and it involves lots of calories , so I would not

 

No churn Rose icecream recipe- No machine required – no churn icecream recipes

This is one of the most delicious homemade icecream I have had.I started making icecreams only last summer for first time and this year I got to make a couple of icecreams too. This recipe is very similar to the no churn vanilla icecream I posted few months back. The only difference is that I have used rose flavour in this one. It was really delicious and had a beautiful rose flavour. It tasted more like kulfi as rose is more of a Indian flavour and the addition of condensed milk tasted like khoya. I shared this with a friend…

 

Cherry icecream recipes- easy and eggless no machine icecream recipes

There was a time when I was addicted to baking. I used to bake almost every week and I was always fascinated with a new and interesting cake or cookie recipe. I still do, but the frequency of baking has reduced. Its also because of health reasons and also time constraints. If at all I get the time to bake, I bake healthy cakes and cookies involving low fat and healthy ingredients. Similarly, now I am addicted to making icecreams. It was last summer when I made this mango icecream for the first time. Then after discussing with a friend,…

 

Easy Gulab Jamun recipe – Diwali sweet recipes

I had never been lucky with making gulab jamuns. I have seen my friends and relatives making the perfect jamuns and always looked and tasted their jamuns with awe I have used the readymade packets a couple of times. But either taste or texture was okay or neither of them. So once I even made jamuns with freshly made khoya in which the center remained uncooked and thus the sugar syrup had not reached the center. When I made khoya with evaporated milk this time, I was wondering how to use the khoya in a good way and began hunting…

 

How to make khoya – with evaporated milk – Khoya for your diwali sweets

There was a time when khoya was not readilly available abroad. Of course, now you get the frozen ones too and can stored for around a month in the freezer.I have thought upon many options on how to make khoya quickly. I have also made khoya with whole milk several times.But its a long time consuming process and take almost 2 hours of your time in the kitchen. Though that is the only way you get the best and freshest khoya !! Then I have seen instant khoya made with milk powder etc. But that did not satisfy me. Suddenly…

 

Mango milkshake recipe – Mango recipes

We are just back from a short trip to India. We travelled a lot in the terrible heat and had lot of delicious beverages and ice creams to quench our thirsts. That is what , I love about summers, the way we find relief from the terrible heat is having delicious juices, milkshakes, chilled salads, icecreams etc. Though its hot in Singapore too, its somewhat balanced with the timely and untimely rains. So I hardly make anything here. But then its the mango season too. I love to try some mango recipes after gorging on a few every year. So…

 

Rasmalai – Diwali recipes

I made rasgullas a couple of years back. It was okay for a first timer , but I wanted to try it again. The day never came and then I have always been wanting to try this gorgeous ramalais. Finally, I decided to make them yesterday. The procedure below may seen lengthy and difficult, but believe me, its really not that hard and you will probably not go wrong with rasmalais. They were really soft and tasted great. When a few(4 to be precise out of 16) of my rasgullas crumbled while cooking , I was really tensed that they…

 

Sandesh/sondesh recipe – A bengali delicacy

I am fond of most of the Bengali delicacies. I have heard so much about this one, but somehow went on postponing making this one. Though making it sounded easy , I was worried about the raw taste of paneer in it as it requires minimal cooking. But no, the slight cooking does it all. I tried this one using only a little milk as I did not want to end up trashing everything if things go wrong!!A very simple one and the sweet is ready in barely half an hour. You can also consider making them for some get…

 

How to make khoya/khoa at home?

Khoya or khoa is made by reducing and thickening milk in an open pan by repeatedly stirring for a couple of hours. It is widely used in Indian cuisine mostly in sweets , and also in some savouries. Pedas, gulab jamuns and gujiyas are few examples where khoya is used. I would say its something similar to ricotta cheese. It usually takes a long time to make khoya , but is really worth the efforts and is uncomparable to the store bought ones. The process is not diffcult at all. The only thing is to ensure that the milk does…