Wednesday 26 October 2011

Karachi Halwa

Lets celebrate Diwali with an offering of this sweet halwa and a prayer to Lord Ganesh .

"Shuklaambara Dharam Vishnum, Shashi Varnam Chatur Bhujam
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet, Sarva Vighna Upashaanthaye"
Wishing all my blogger friends and blog visitors
A very Happy Diwali and a prosperous New Year.

Smooth, succlucent and delicately fragranced with cardamom makes this halwa simply devine .


For Sugar syrup:

200 grams Sugar
125 ml water
1 tablespoon lemon juice.

For Halwa:

50 grams Corn flour
100 ml water
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
2-3 drops yellow food colouring
1 tablespoon flaked almonds
4 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)


1. In a heavy bottom pan add the sugar and water and lemon juice and bring the mixture to boil until all the sugar dissolves.
2. Remove from heat and keep aside.
3. Mix the corn flour with the water ensuring there are no lumps.
4. In a cold pan add 1/2 teaspoon ghee and pour into it the corn flower mixture.
5. Place it on the cooker on a very low heat and start stirring , the mixture will start to thicken within a minute or two.
6.Turn off the heat and start adding the hot sugar syrup one  tablespoon at a time to the corn flour mixture  whilst continously stirring the mixture. (This stage is important to avoid lumps forming.)
7. When all the sugar syrup has been added , return the halwa to the cooker and set it on a very low heat.
8. Keep stirring the halwa and gradually add the ghee one tablespoon at a time until it is all used up.
9. The halwa will start to thicken and leave the sides of the pan.(The test to see if it is done is to drop a small teaspoon ful of halwa onto a glass plate if it lifts off easily it is ready)
10. Add the cardamon , food colour and the almond flakes and mix well.
11. Transfer the halwa to a greased thali or dish and smooth it out.
12. Leave to set for 2-3 hours after which cut into desired  and transfer to serving Dish.

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  1. looks so festive, Happy Diwali!

  2. Bright and delicious halwa !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

  3. looks yummy
    & Wish you a Happy Diwali!!

  4. yummy looking halwa...hope you had a great diwali

  5. Belated Diwali wishe s to u too...Halwa looks moist and yummy !!

  6. I have never had this halwa before. Looks so yumm!!!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Diwali.

  7. Irresistible super delicious halwa..

  8. Happy Diwali to u too Nayna!...
    this halwa is one of my fav....One it corn flour or corn starch?...if corn flour, what kind?

  9. corn flour halwa looks delicious, it is really tasty i love it. Belated Diwali wishes to you and your family.

  10. I should try this one too :) Loved it.

  11. That Halwa looks really good. Don't know if it's too late now but wishing you the best for Diwali


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