Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bombay Karachi Halwa

Halwa is a popular dessert across the Indian sub-continent and middle east. This comes in different forms though the main ingredients are mostly flour and nuts. This particular version of Halwa is made with corn-flour, which gives it such a visually appealing, glossy finish, that is hard to resist. Being the sweet lover that I am, this used to be one of my childhood favorites. These days when I have to be more careful about what I eat, I justify myself eating this by telling myself that having a piece of this would give me my daily share of nuts ;)

Recipe Source:VahRehWah
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Lime juice -1tsp
Add sugar and 100ml water  to a sauce pan and bring it to a boil, add lemon juice and set the syrup aside.Mix corn flour with 100 ml of  water to form a batter without any lumps. In a non stick pan add 1 tsp of ghee (do not switch on the stove now)add cornflour mixture to it and mix, now switch on the stove at low.when the mixture starts to thicken  switch of the stove  and add sugar syrup little by little and keep mixing to avoid any lumps.Continue this till all the syrup is used up. Now turn on the stove and cook on low stirring add ghee little by little  and use up the entire ghee.If you are using food color add it at this stage along with cardamom powder.Continue cooking  till ghee starts to ooze out,now add almonds/cashewnuts, mix well. Transfer  this to a greased plate  and once cool cut into desired shape.


  1. Looks lovely

  2. Looks yummy yummy...absolutely love this halwa.

  3. Hi Vidhya ,

    Giving Halwa :))))

    Looks Perfect and Glacious!!!

  4. Irresistible Vidhya...totally delicious

  5. so perfect and yum yum halwa :)

  6. My fav halwa..came out really well :)

  7. mouthwatering halwa....looks perfect :)

  8. Hi Vidhya ,

    Looks delicious !!!

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    SunShine Blog Award at

    EnjoYYYY !!!!

  9. I have some funny memories of this halwa...... we used to call it chikat halwa as it would stretch as long while eating..... Though I was not dt fond of this halwa bt I always loved its texture and look.... Strange isn't ;-)

  10. irresistable combo of flavors..looks wonderful
    Tasty Appetite

  11. Real tempting and finger licking one... Happy to follow u...

  12. Nice looking halwa...It's been ages since I had these


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