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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Corn Flour Halwa Recipe |Karachi or Bombay halwa |How To make corn flour halwa ?

karachi halwa

Corn flour halwa / karachi halwa is always my fav from kid. This jelly like halwa always used to attracts  me from the assortment of sweets my father used to get for us while diwali. I have always enjoyed this halwa a lot , and have made this a couple of times. As for the festivals coming this is the perfect and quick sweet to prepare and share with your neighbors and relatives. There might be very less people who will say no to sweets in India and this is one among sweet which I will never say no for. Karachi halwa / corn flour halwa is originally a sindhi sweet which is rubbery in texture and so it can also be called as rubber halwa. This halwa is made pure desi ghee so it makes the halwa super glossy and delectable.

I Love to add this to my festival list of recipe to do. When I was thinking of festival theme this sweet was the first thing came to my mind. You can add any nuts to the halwa but i added only cashews.As you can see this chewy sweet was enjoyed by me and H on a ordinary this is a perfect sweet to celebrate any occasion .Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#43

bombay halwa

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Corn Flour Halwa

                                                Recipe Category
  Preparation time
   Cook time
                                             Indian Sweets
5 mins
15-20 mins

Indian halwa  recipe   Ingredients 

   Corn flour -1/4 cup
   Sugar -  1 or 1 1/2 cup ( adjust to your taste)
   Cashew nuts - 3-4 ( chopped)
   Food color - red or any color
   Cardamom - A pinch
   Ghee - 2 tbsp
   Water as needed 

  • In a plate add little ghee and grease them well.
  • In a bowl mix corn flour,food colors, caradamom and 1/2 cup water without any lumps and kepp it aside.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat sugar and 1 cup of water, let them boil till all the sugar dissloves and test for one string consistency.
  • Add the cornflour mixture and keep on stiring the halwa.
  • After it starts thickening a bit add ghee in regular intervals.
  • Add the cashew and mix the halwa well till it leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer the halwa to the greased plate and let it cool down so that you can make pieces.
  • Let the halwa cool down for atleast 2 hours so that it is well set.
  • After it cools down cut them to square pieces. You can even enjoy this halwa in the bowl instead of waiting it to for 2 hours.

How to make corn flour halwa


  1. Wow. What a colourful Halwa. Made to perfection. Lovely dessert.

  2. Loved this colorful yummy halwa.. You have made it so well.

  3. Colour of ur halwa is just eyepleasing, came out simply awesome.

  4. so colorful and inviting!!

  5. Wow super colorful and yummy platter da... Tempting me much...

  6. Nice lovely halwa..very similar to your other version right..but this is desi version..

  7. colourful tempting halwa...

  8. great.. love the color.

  9. I love karachi halwa too .Makes me drool .

  10. I too am a great fan of this halwa. It looks tempting.

  11. one of my fav halwa, looks yum.

  12. Omg kya color hai looks really really inviting.

  13. One of my favorites! Yummy!

  14. Wow!!!Halwa looks so tempting and got a very nice color,makes me to crave...

  15. what a beautiful color and texture

  16. Wow great color which makes delicious


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