mawa cake recipe | how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake

mawa cake recipe | how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular mawa or khoya based cake recipe, filled with mawa flavour and dry fruits topping. it is generally served as a snack with evening tea or as a morning breakfast. it is very filling with mild sweetness and makes a perfect combo with cup of tea or coffee.
mawa cake recipemawa cake recipe | how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally cake recipes were not native to indian cuisine and is only brought to india by the migrating community. mawa cake is one such popular recipe, which is typically found in the parsi hotels. unlike other cake recipes, mava cake is served as a snack with a hot beverage.

well, mawa cake recipe is not usual to me and i make it less frequent and end up making other popular cakes recipes for occasions and celebrations. but i was getting a lot of requests to share this unique cake recipe which is generally made a snack for evening tea. having said that, i used the same cake base which is used for any other cake, but just that i have added mawa or khoya to cake batter. adding mawa to the cake batter makes a lot of difference. it not only adds flavour and taste to the cake, but it also makes it very soft and spongy. the parsi community adds egg yolk to this cake, which makes it ultra soft. but i have skipped and managed with curd, baking soda and baking powder.

how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake

furthermore, some easy tips and suggestions to make a perfect and soft mawa cake recipe. firstly, i have prepared instant homemade mawa and crumbled before adding to cake batter. you can alternatively grate store brought mawa. to make khova cake richer add 2 tbsp of cream along with milk. lastly, cardamom powder will enhance the flavour, however, you can skip if you do not like the elachi flavour or replace with vanilla extract.

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mawa cake recipe

mawa cake recipe | how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake

4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 1 cake
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: cake
Cuisine: Indian
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easy mawa cake recipe | how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake

Ingredients

for mawa / khova (100 gram):

  • 1 tsp butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup milk powder

for cake batter:

  • ½ cup (120 gm) butter
  • 1 cup (150 gm) powdered sugar
  • cup (240 gm) maida / plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) curd / yogurt, fresh
  • ¾ cup (190 ml) milk
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp cashew & almonds, chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, take ½ cup (120 gm) butter and 1 cup (150 gm) powdered sugar.
  • beat smooth and fluffy.
  • sieve 1½ cup (240 gm) maida, 1 tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp baking soda.
  • mix well using cut and fold method.
  • now add ¼ cup (60 ml) curd and ¾ cup (190 ml) milk.
  • mix well using cut and fold method.
  • now crumble the prepared mawa and add to cake batter.
  • bake the cake at 180 degree celsius or 356 degrees fahrenheit for 60 minutes.
  • finally, serve eggless mawa cake or refrigerate and enjoy for a week.
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how to make mawa cake with step by step photo:

instant khova / mawa recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large non-stick vessel take 1 tsp butter and add ¼ cup milk.
    mawa cake recipe
  2. stir well making sure butter and milk are combined well.
    mawa cake recipe
  3. now add ½ cup full cream milk powder.
    mawa cake recipe
  4. keeping the flame on low, stir continuously.
    mawa cake recipe
  5. the mixture starts to thicken.
    mawa cake recipe
  6. after 5 minutes, the mixture starts to separate from pan.
    mawa cake recipe
  7. keep mixing until it forms a lump. finally, instant khoya is ready. allow it to cool completely.
    mawa cake recipe

mawa cake recipe:

  1. in a large bowl take ½ cup (120 gm) butter and 1 cup (150 gm) powdered sugar.
    mawa cake recipe
  2. beat smooth and fluffy till the butter and sugar combine well.
    mawa cake recipe
  3. sieve 1½ cup (240 gm) maida, 1 tsp baking powder and ¼ tsp baking soda.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  4. mix well using cut and fold method.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  5. now add ¼ cup (60 ml) curd and ¾ cup (190 ml) milk.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  6. mix well using cut and fold method. do not over mix as the cake turns rubbery and chewy.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  7. mix until there are no lumps and batter turns smooth.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  8. now crumble the prepared mawa and add to cake batter. alternatively, use 1 cup (100 gm) store brought mawa.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  9. add in ¼ tsp cardamom powder and combine well.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  10. further, transfer the cake batter into the round cake mould (dia: 7 inch, height: 4 inch). make sure to grease the mould with butter to avoid sticking and line butter paper at bottom of the tray.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  11. level up the batter and pat the pan twice to remove the air incorporated into the batter.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  12. top with 3 tbsp cashew & almonds to make it look more attractive.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake
  13. place the cake tray into the preheated oven. bake the cake at 180 degree celsius or 356 degrees fahrenheit for 60 minutes.
    mawa cake recipe
  14. or bake till the toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    mawa cake recipe
  15. finally, serve eggless mawa cake or refrigerate and enjoy for a week.
    how to make eggless parsi or mumbai mawa cake

notes:

  • firstly, use olive oil / any neutral flavoured oil if you do not want to use butter.
  • also, add fresh mawa for more rich flavour.
  • additionally, adding dry fruits are to your choice.
  • furthermore, if you want to skip the curd then replace with water and add 1 tsp vinegar.
  • finally, mawa cake recipe is more rich and creamy.
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