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karachi halwa recipe
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karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa | bombay karachi halwa recipe

easy karachi halwa recipe | corn flour halwa | bombay karachi halwa recipe
Course sweet
Cuisine Indian
Keyword karachi halwa recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 9 pieces
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for corn flour mixture:

  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 4 cup water

other ingridents:

  • cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼ tsp red food colour
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp cashew / kaju chopped
  • 2 tbsp badam / almond chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup cornflour and 4 cup water.
  • whisk and mix well making sure there are no lumps. keep aside.
  • now in a large kadai take 2¼ cup sugar and 1 cup water.
  • stir well until the sugar dissolves completely.
  • now get the sugar water to a boil. no need to attain string consistency.
  • keep stirring, and pour in prepared cornflour water.
  • continue to stir until the mixture starts to thicken.
  • now pour in 1 tsp lemon juice and continue to mix. lemon is used to prevent sugar from crystalizing.
  • further, add 2 tbsp of ghee and continue to mix.
  • mix until the ghee is well absorbed.
  • keep adding ghee in batches until it absorbs completely.
  • once the mixture turns glossy (after 30 minutes), add ¼ tsp red food colour and mix well.
  • now add ¼ tsp cardamom powder, 2 tbsp cashew and 2 tbsp badam.
  • mix well making sure everything is well combined.
  • after 40 minutes, the mixture will turn super glossy.
  • now add 1 tsp of more ghee and continue to stir until the mixture starts to release ghee.
  • transfer the halwa mixture into the tray.
  • sprinkle few chopped nuts and level it up.
  • rest for 30 minutes or until the halwa is set completely.
  • finally, cut karachi halwa into pieces and enjoy for 2 weeks when refrigerated.