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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bombay Karachi Halwa - Cornflour Halwa

Bombay Karachi Halwa is an Easy & Quick  Halwa Recipe made with Cornflour,Sugar & Ghee.This Halwa can be made in Jiffy. This Sweet can be made during Diwali & Navratri. Traditional Colour of this sweet is Orange,Red & yellow. I have used Orange Colour.Another speciality of this Halwa is, it requires very less Ghee to make this Halwa.Even the beginners can try this Halwa.

Bombay Karachi Halwa

 Prep Time :  5   min. 
Cook Time : 12 - 15 minutes
Recipe Category:Easy Sweets
Recipe Cusine:Indian
yield:around 20 Pieces.


Cornflour - 1/2 cup.
Ghee - 2 tbsp.
Sugar - 1.5 cups.
Water - 1.5 + 1
Cashew nuts - 10.
Almonds - 6.
Cardomom Powder - a Generous Pinch.
Food Colour - 2 Pinches.


Chop Cashewnuts & Almonds.


  • Take a Mixing bowl, add cornflour,1 & 1/2 cups of water & food Colour. Whisk well without any lumps.
  • In a Nonstick Pan or heavy bottomed kadai, add 1.5 cups of Sugar & 1 cup of water.Mix well.Allow it to cook, till the sugar Completely dissolves.It is not necessary to wait for any string Consistency.

    • When the sugar is Completely dissolved, add cornflour mixture. 

    • Keep the flame to medium low, keep on stirring till it gets glossy,shiny texture & also it turns thick.
    • At this stage, add 2 tbsp of Ghee , chopped nuts & Carodomom Powder. keep on stirring till it leaves the sides of kadai & comes together as a whole Mass.

    • Now transfer the Halwa, to Ghee Greased plate.level it.After 1 hour draw desired lines & serve.
    • if you don't find the time to cool the halwa for an hour, just transfer the halwa to serving bowl & enjoy.
    • you can also add chopped melon seeds, pistachios to halwa.
    • you can use any food colour,but traditional colour is yellow,orange & Red.
    • Always use thick bottomed kadai or Non stick pan for Good results.
    • Always mix cornflour with water,without lumps before adding it to pan,else corn flour won't cook properly.
    • Always cook in a Medium low flame.
    • you can also use microwave to make this Halwa.