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Karachi Halwa

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A Mumbai and North Indian speciality sweet made for festivals and special occasions.

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

Karachi Halwa

Karachi Halwa
5 from 2 votes

Karachi Halwa

A Mumbai and North Indian speciality sweet made for festivals and special occasions.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Keyword: Bombay Ice Halwa, Ice 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


  • 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.

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soni October 27, 2015 - 5:14 pm

Nice, I will try this.

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yelukuru sujatha March 24, 2010 - 4:13 am

good one

5 from 2 votes (2 ratings without comment)

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