Instant Mava - Khoya recipe using Ricotta Cheese|

Instant Mawa Recipe – Using Ricotta Cheese

Some of you already know how to make mawa (or khoya) using milk powder. How about making instant mawa using ricotta cheese? Have you tried that? Well even before we go there, lets get to what is mawa and why we need it? For those who are unfamiliar with mawa, it is most common ingredient in most of indian sweets. It is also spelled as khoa, or mava.

Instant Mawa - Khoa recipe using Ricotta Cheese|

Instant Mawa – Khoa recipe using Ricotta Cheese|

This instant mawa recipe is pretty handy for those who do not have time to spend hours on making mawa using traditional method or for someone like me who lives in place where buying ready made mawa from a local sweet shop is not an option.

Out of these two recipes of making instant mawa (one using milk powder and one using ricotta cheese), I can’t say which one is my favourite. Both recipes yield good mawa which I have used in my various indian sweets.

There is subtle difference in texture and color though between mawa made from milk powder and ricotta cheese. One with milk powder looks more oily and one from ricotta cheese is more crumbled up. I would say, use them based on raw ingredients you have. For the likes of Halwa (Moong dal halwa or Carrot halwa) use ricotta cheese one for that crumbled texture. For the likes of Gulab Jamun use one from milk powder (frankly speaking there is barely any difference in output).

Find below this instant mawa recipe in detail.

How to make Instant Mava - Khoya using Ricotta Cheese| Your Food Fantasy

Instant Mawa using Ricotta Cheese

Recipe to make instant mava aka khoya using ricotta cheese, ready in 15mins, using barely 2 ingredients
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 250 Grams
Calories 11 kcal


  • 500 Grams Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter


  • Heat ricotta cheese in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Stir continuously till all the moisture evaporates.
  • Now add ghee to it and stir again till it start leaving edges of pan and comes together in the form of a dough.
  • Switch off the heat and your instant khoya is ready to use.
    Instant Mava - Khoya recipe using Ricotta Cheese| Your Food Fantasy


  • Always cook it on medium heat only.
  • This recipe yields unsweetened khoya so adjust amount of sugar in your dessert accordingly.


Nutrition Facts
Instant Mawa using Ricotta Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 11 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 9IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Instant Mawa Recipe using Ricotta Cheese|
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