Karachi Halwa or Bombay Ice Halwa or Corn Flour Halwa is a chewy and delicious treat. If you have a sweet tooth and cannot resist sweets, this one is for you.
Popularly made during festivals and special occasions, the history of this sweet goes back to pre-independence days. Made using corn flour, sugar and ghee, this traditional Indian sweet is often a must-have during Diwali festival.
A signature dish from the city of Mumbai, these days it is quite famous across all parts of India.
Karachi Halwa Recipe
Ingredients for Karachi Halwa
- 2 cup Corn Flour
- 5 to 6 cup Sugar
- 2 litre Water
- 1/2 tsp Edible Food Colour
- 3 tsp Cashew Nuts (Almonds) broken, fried in little ghee
- 2 tbsp Ghee
How to make Karachi Halwa
- Add 500 ml of water to the corn flour and mix well.
- Add the food colour and mix without any lumps.
- Heat the remaining water in a pan over medium flame.
- Add sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
- Bring to a boil.
- Add the corn flour mixture and stir well continuously.
- When it starts to stick to the pan, add ghee and stir again.
- When it has reached a halwa consistency and leaves the sides of the vessel, transfer to a greased tray.
- Sprinkle the fried cashew nuts and allow it to set.
- Just before it sets completely, cut it into desired pieces.