CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA

Many people love Halwa but don't make it at home as they feel its very difficult, time consuming and are doubtful about the end result. I too was sailing in the boat in the initial years of marriage and still find it tough making few halwas. Today i have for you all one great easy peasy Halwa that so delicious,easy n quickie to make,beginner's delight and the end result is just awesome.. jelly like texture with crunchiness of nuts in between. I'm speaking of "Corn Flour Halwa" , popularly known as " Karachi Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Sohan Halwa ". I'm sure most of you have seen or  relished this halwa at sweet shops.This halwa is common in Diwali sweet gift boxes.

kARACHI HALWA

I had made these cornflour halwa last diwali and gave a few to my relatives also. Everyone loved it a lot and have been asking for recipe since then. The best part of this halwa is ..it doesn't call for more ghee and making it takes max  just 15-20 mins max... Don't you agree with me ??? ...I know you will once you try....Here goes the recipe...

Many people love Halwa but don't make it at home as they feel its very difficult, time consuming and are doubtful about the end result. I too was sailing in the boat in the initial years of marriage and still find it tough making few halwas. Today i have for you all one great easy peasy Halwa that s...

CORNFLOUR HALWA

Summary

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  • Cuisineindian
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Ingredients

Corn flour
1/2 cup
Sugar
1 and 1/2 cups
Water
1 cup + 1 and 1/2 cups
Ghee
2 -3 tbsp
Cashew nuts chopped finely
1/4 cups
Cardamom powder
pinch
Food colour
a small pinch

Steps

  1. Take cornflour in a mixing bowl.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  2. Add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and food color .Then whisk it well to avoid lumps .Keep aside.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  3. Add about 1 tbsp of ghee in a wide thick pan or kadai. Roast nuts.When they are golden brown in color,remove and keep aside.
  4. In the same kadai, take sugar and add 1 cup of water.Keep the flame on medium and let the sugar dissolve .
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  5. Let the sugar syrup boil and become slightly thick. Sugar string consistency is not important here but make sure the syrup is sticky.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  6. Add the cornflour mixture to the sugar syrup,stir continuously to avoid lumps while adding.Keep stirring in low flame.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  7. After sometime you will observe that the mixure will start thickening and becoming glossy.Add ghee and mix well.Keep stirring.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  8. Once the mixture starts leaving the surface and becomes a single lump , its done. Add cashew nuts and cardamom powder.Give a mix.
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA
  9. Transfer to the greased plate .Using a spatula spread it evenly to get desired thickness. smoothen the surface using the base of a greased cup.
    cornflour halwa
  10. Allow it to set for atleast an hour then cut into squares.
  11. Enjoy cornflour halwa warm / normal temperature / col.Stays fresh for 4-5 days if refrigerated.
    cornflour halwa
    CORNFLOUR HALWA / KARACHI HALWA/ BOMBAY HALWA

NOTE:

  • You can use any food color of your choice orange,yellow,green etc.
  • you can either do with cornflour/ flavored / mix both . i have mixed little custard powder in the above as i had to empty off my custard powder stock.
  • You can flavor it with some essence too.

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Love ~Smitha

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