Khoya / Mawa, is a dairy product used as a base for making many sweets and gravies. Milk is boiled and reduced to semi- solid state, which looks like a thick sticky mass. Based on the consitency, khoya can be classified into 3 types.
1. Firm Khoya / Bhatti – Milk boiled and reduced to a thick paste and later molded to make it firm, used for burfis.
2. Soft Khoya / Chikna – Milk boiled annd reduced to a sticky paste, used for halwas.