bombay karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa recipe

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bombay karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. basically a chewy subcontinent dessert prepared with corn flour, sugar, ghee and flavoured with cardamom and dry nuts. a popular and easy sweet recipe prepared especially during indian festivals like diwali and navaratri.
corn flour halwabombay karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. the specialty of this exotic and flashy dessert is its elasticity. most commonly, referred as elastic dessert, is prepared especially during festival season. moreover, it could be easily shared with friends and family because of longer shelf life compared to other indian desserts.

i have always been huge fan of halwa recipes. especially those halwa recipes which are chewy and more importantly flashy in nature. i still remember during my school days, as i use to buy this halwa in a local bakery for one rupee. moreover, it was sold with variety of colours including lemon yellow, orange and red and pinkish colour. i always believed it was an plant extract and never knew it was prepared from corn flour.

bombay karachi halwa

furthermore, some tips for a perfect chewy bombay karachi halwa recipe. firstly, using the food colour in this recipe is optional and is added only to make it attractive. secondly, corn flour should be mixed with water without any lumps formed. otherwise, the halwa would not be chewy and properly cooked. moreover, continuously stir while gradually adding corn flour mixture to sugar syrup. lastly, do not compromise on adding ghee to corn flour halwa recipe.

finally, i request you to check my other indian sweet recipes collection. specifically, moong dal halwa, sooji ka halwa, gajar ka halwa, pineapple kesari and kaju pista roll. in addition do check my other recipe collection in my website like,

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bombay karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa recipe
 
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easy bombay karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa recipe
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Recipe type: sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 16 Servings
Ingredients
for corn flour mixture:
  • ½ cup corn flour / corn starch
  • 1½ cup water
other ingredients:
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4-5 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 10 cashews, chopped
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
  • few drops of orange food colour / colour of your choice
  • 5 almonds, chopped for garnish
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
corn flour mixture recipe:
  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take corn flour and water.
  2. mix well without forming any lumps.
  3. furthermore, add half cup of more water and continue to mix. keep aside.
cornflour halwa:
  1. firstly, in a large kadai / non-stick pan take sugar add water.
  2. allow the syrup to boil.
  3. pour corn flour mixture into the boiling sugar syrup.
  4. furthermore, stirring continuously on low-medium flame.
  5. once the corn flour mixture starts to boil, and starts to thicken.
  6. immediately add a tsp of lemon juice.
  7. also keep stirring till the mixture thickens completely.
  8. now add a tbsp full of ghee.
  9. and mix continuously till all the ghee is absorbed.
  10. further, add another tbsp of more ghee and continue to mix till it turns glossy.
  11. then the mixture will start turning transparent and silky. releasing ghee from sides.
  12. add food colour, cardamom powder and chopped cashews.
  13. continue to mix till mixture will start to form a lump.
  14. later, transfer the mixture to a tray and level.
  15. also sprinkle some chopped almonds and rest for an hour.
  16. finally, cut to a desired shape and serve.


how to make bombay karachi halwa with step by step photo recipe:

corn flour mixture recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take half cup corn flour.
    bombay karachi halwa
  2. further, to that add 1 cup of water.
    bombay karachi halwa
  3. with the help of whisk, mix well without forming any lumps.
    bombay karachi halwa
  4. furthermore, add half cup of more water and continue to mix. keep aside.
    bombay karachi halwa

cornflour halwa recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai / non-stick pan take 1¼ to 1½ sugar. (adjust the sugar depending on the sweetness you prefer)
    bombay karachi halwa
  2. further, add one cup of water and mix well.
    bombay karachi halwa
  3. allow the syrup to boil. do not allow the syrup to get a string consistency.
    corn flour halwa
  4. then mix the prepared corn flour mixture again and pour into the boiling sugar syrup.
    corn flour halwa
  5. furthermore, with a help of spatula keep stirring continuously on low-medium flame.
    corn flour halwa
  6. once the corn flour mixture starts to boil, and starts to thicken.
    corn flour halwa
  7. immediately add a tsp of lemon juice. this prevents sugar from crystallisation.
    corn flour halwa
  8. keep the flame on low and also keep stirring till the mixture thickens completely without any lumps.
    karachi halwa
  9. now add a tbsp full of ghee.
    karachi halwa
  10. and begun to mix continuously till all the ghee is absorbed.
    karachi halwa
  11. further, add another tbsp of more ghee and continue to mix till it turns glossy.
    karachi halwa
  12. repeat adding ghee 4-5 times in interval of time (total about 20 minutes).
    karachi halwa
  13. then the mixture will start turning transparent and silky.
    bombay karachi halwa
  14. also the mixture will start releasing ghee from sides.
    bombay karachi halwa
  15. add food colour of your choice.
    bombay karachi halwa
  16. then add cardamom powder and chopped cashews.
    bombay karachi halwa
  17. continue to mix till the colour and cashews get distributed uniformly.
    bombay karachi halwa
  18. and also the mixture will start to form a lump. do not over cook after this stage as the halwa will turn rubbery and more chewy.
    karachi halwa
  19. later, transfer the mixture to a tray or serve immediately.
    karachi halwa
  20. and level with a help of spoon. do it immediately, else the halwa will not be smooth.
    bombay karachi halwa
  21. also sprinkle some chopped almonds to garnish.
    bombay karachi halwa
  22. allow the halwa to rest for an hour or more.
    bombay karachi halwa
  23. finally, cut to a desired shape and serve or store in a airtight container.


notes:

  • firstly, keep stirring continuously else lumps will be formed in halwa.
  • furthermore, add ghee in regular intervals as it doesn’t consume more ghee.
  • additionally, add lemon juice without fail to prevent sugar from crystallisation.
  • finally, use colour of your choice and do not over cook as they turn rubbery and chewy. also undercooking will make halwa taste raw and sticky.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Wow…. that was really easy…. I have just prepared it and I tasted it too… 😉 It’s really yummy…… I have tried many of your recipes ….. I am loving your recipes…. they are really cool and easy…. especially for the people who have entered “THE KITCHEN WORLD ” including ME…. Thank you so much….

    • where you are from? apparently in the USA the corn flour should not be used for this recipe and corn starch should be used for chewy halwa.

  2. hi i tried your Bombay halwa recipe and i turned out to be very soft , i donno what mistake a made and also i was not able to cut it into correct shapes it became like a smooth halwa. Please let me know where i went wrong

    • What kind of corn did you use? Was it dissolving in water properly? What is your location? I heard that in US the corn flour is not soluble in water and corn starch should be used for this recipe.

  3. I follow the recipe step by step of Bombay Halwa but it did not turn transparent, why? I think all these recipes need cautions to be informed about issues related (in this case what will turn the whole thing TRANSPARENT?). We are immature cook doing for fun, but when we try as you mention and the dish turn different than what you show in video, we have to through it away and waste of time and money.

  4. Wow yaar ur recipes r amazing… When I make some of them my family loves it.. Sandwich and sweets recipe r awesome.. Thanku fa such a training recipes…

  5. Have tried this halwa yest … Turned out really yum & I myself wondered that I made it.. It looked exactly the way you made 😀 Happy me

    Keep up ur good work mam.

  6. Have tried this halwa tdy. Came out really well n tastes too good n yum

    Thanks fr the detaild recipe mam.

    Keep up ur gud work 🙂

  7. i stay in hyderabad where salan is famous. I made bhindi ka salan and it came exactly both taste look and texture the way it is served in restuarants.thank you.

  8. wow wowwww I was looking up your site for halwa recipe two days back.. n today its here n that too in my favorite color.. and my guess of making it also same.. Thanks friend uploading it to clear any doubts.. your web site is just like a complete personal class at your place..

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