Friday, October 16, 2015

Corn Flour Halwa-Karachi Halwa Recipe-Easy Halwa Recipe

Cornflour Halwa is also known as Karachi Halwa or Bombay Halwa. It is prepared with corn flour, sugar and ghee. As Diwali is round the corner, I wanted to share with you some easy sweet and snack recipes. Today we will learn how to make Cornflour halwa following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Cornflour Halwa-Karachi Halwa

Cornflour Halwa-Karachi Halwa

Cornflour Halwa-Karachi Halwa

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 4
 Recipe CategoryDessert-Halwa
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Cornflour - 1/2 cup
   Sugar - 1 cup
   Fresh Lemon juice - 3 drops
   Ghee - 1/4 cup melted
   Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
   Cashew nuts - 15 (break into 2-3 pieces)
   Food Color - 2 drops (any color)


Grease a baking tin or stainless steel plate (with high sides) with ghee and keep it ready.


Mix cornflour with 1 cup of water without any lumps. Add food color and mix well.

Mix sugar and water well first. Then switch on the heat. Add lemon juice and boil on medium heat stirring from time to time.

bombay halwa preparation

Let the sugar dissolve. When it starts bubbling, switch off the heat. Add the cornflour mixture gradually with one hand and keep stirring with your other hand.

Now switch on the heat/gas stove.

Karachi Halwa

Cook stirring continuously on medium heat. When it starts thickening, add ghee, cardamom powder and cashew nuts.

Easy Halwa Recipe

Cook until the mixture becomes glossy and leaves the sides of the pan.

Pour the halwa into a greased tray and allow it to set.

Cornflour Halwa recipe

Once set, cut it into squares and enjoy!!

Do not miss my lovely collection of  Diwali Sweets and Snacks

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  1. so easy and must be tasty too ,will surely try it. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Super yummy
    I tried today as Diwali sweet came out very well thank youth very much wonderful and unique recipies :)
    I wanna post d photo I did wer and how to post

  3. Made this halwa. So easy & quick to make. Tasty . Thank you.

  4. Tasty, easy recipe.Came out well. Thanx

  5. i think only that we need in recipe... im puzzle cuz how i do with out any liquid.. im sorry to say but pls make sure that ur recipe is complete specially in ingredients.... thnks n more power

    1. Kindly read the recipe well before commenting. I have written very clearly under method - "Mix cornflour with 1 cup of water without any lumps"

    2. Your ingredients list does not mention water. Please adjust to add quantity of water.

    3. Read the first sentence under "METHOD". The very first sentence mentions the quantity of water.

  6. How many days it can b stored ? And how?

  7. Is it compulsory to add lemon juice in the mixture?

  8. Thanks Padhu, this is my first try making a sweet...came well...very happy. Kids enjoyed...

  9. Kindly tell how much water need to be put in the Sugar?

  10. Can we use flour of corn except cornflour packet material

  11. Can I use yellow sweet corn flour for this recipe?


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