ice halwa recipe | bombay ice halwa | mumbai halwa or mahim halwa

ice halwa recipe | bombay ice halwa | mumbai halwa or mahim halwa with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular indian sweet delicacy mainly originated from mumbai or specifically from mahim. the recipe is also known as mohanlal halwa as it is mainly produced and marketed by mohanlal mithaiwala grandson venture. the recipe extremely simple and is mainly prepared from corn flour or semolina mixture.
bombay ice halwaice halwa recipe | bombay ice halwa | mumbai halwa or mahim halwa with step by step photo and video recipe. perhaps one of the most loved indian desserts which originated from mumbai but has caught up all the major cities. there are several ways and flavours of bombay ice halwa which mainly differs with the colour and thickness of the halwa. however this recipe post deal with a simple and basic version of mumbai halwa.

i have already a far cousin of this recipe which is popularly known as corn flour halwa or karachi halwa. as matter of fact, both recipes are unique with different texture and taste but share same ingredients. personally, i am big fan of bombay karachi halwa because of its shape and texture but i cannot deny the taste of ice halwa recipe. my first encounter with this recipe is very recent during my last india visit. one of my far cousins had brought this from mumbai and i was really intrigued by its shape and colour. my first reaction was to look into the ingredients, even though i had felt for its source. but somehow i had missed this recipe after coming back to australia, until i got recipe request for this recipe. so finally here i am posting an amazing and popular dessert recipe.

ice halwa recipe

while the recipe is super simple to prepare, yet some tips and precautionary steps while preparing the ice halwa recipe. firstly, do not compromise on adding the sugar as it helps to set the halwa. also, make sure to keep the flame on low for first 5 minutes, else there are chances for corn flour to form lumps and ruin the entire halwa recipe. lastly, adding colour to ice halwa is completely optional, or add the colour of your choice to make it look more attractive.

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recipe card for bombay ice halwa recipe:

4.23 from 18 votes
bombay ice halwa
ice halwa recipe | bombay ice halwa | mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
35 mins
 

easy ice halwa recipe | bombay ice halwa | mumbai halwa or mahim halwa

Course: sweet
Cuisine: maharashtra
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • ¼ of orange food colour
  • ¼ tsp cardamom / elachi powdered
  • 1 tbsp almonds / badam chopped
  • 1 tbsp pistachios chopped
Instructions
  1. firstly, in a large kadai take 1½ cup milk, 1 cup sugar, ¼ cup corn flour and ¼ cup ghee.
  2. make sure to stir continuously keeping the flame and low without forming any lumps.
  3. after 5 minutes, the mixture starts to thicken and turns into a paste consistency.
  4. now add ¼ tsp of orange food colour and 1 tsp ghee.
  5. mix well keeping the flame on medium.
  6. further, add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. mix till the mixture turns glossy. add a tsp of more ghee if it's not turning glossy.
  8. transfer a ladleful of ice halwa mixture on to butter paper.

  9. place another sheet of greased butter paper over it and spread the mixture gently with hand.
  10. also using a rolling pin spread thin / thick thickness as desired.
  11. peel off the butter paper and sprinkle few chopped almonds and pistachios.
  12. allow the mixture cool for 2 hours or refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  13. now cut the ice halwa into squares (along with sheet) once set completely.
  14. finally, bombay ice halwa is ready to serve or store for a week in the refrigerator.

how to make ice halwa recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai take 1½ cup milk, 1 cup sugar, ¼ cup corn flour and ¼ cup ghee.
    ice halwa recipe
  2. make sure to stir continuously keeping the flame and low without forming any lumps.
    ice halwa recipe
  3. after 5 minutes, the mixture starts to thicken and turns into a paste consistency.
    ice halwa recipe
  4. now add ¼ tsp of orange food colour and 1 tsp ghee.
    ice halwa recipe
  5. mix well keeping the flame on medium.
    ice halwa recipe
  6. the mixture will form a lump separating from pan.
    bombay ice halwa
  7. further, add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.
    bombay ice halwa
  8. mix till the mixture turns glossy. add a tsp of more ghee if it’s not turning glossy.
    bombay ice halwa
  9. transfer a ladleful of ice halwa mixture on to butter paper. make sure to grease the butter paper with ghee to prevent from sticking.
    bombay ice halwa
  10. place another sheet of greased butter paper over it and spread the mixture gently with hand.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  11. also using a rolling pin spread thin / thick thickness as desired.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  12. peel off the butter paper and sprinkle few chopped almonds and pistachios.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  13. again place the same butter paper and press gently making sure the dry fruits stick to halwa.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  14. allow the mixture cool for 2 hours or refrigerate for 15 minutes.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  15. now cut the ice halwa into squares (along with sheet) once set completely.
    mumbai halwa or mahim halwa
  16. finally, bombay ice halwa is ready to serve or store for a week in the refrigerator.
    ice halwa recipe

notes:

  • firstly, use ghee and not oil for more rich flavour.
  • additionally, replace corn flour with rava / semolina for variation.
  • furthermore, sprinkle dry fruits of your choice to make it more healthy.
  • also, add the colour of your choice (or make different colour batches) to look more attractive.
  • finally, bombay ice halwa recipe tastes great when spread to a thin sheet.
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