Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever | How to make Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever

By Swapna Sunil  |  24th May 2016  |  
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About Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever Recipe

Punjabi Chandu Halwai Karachiwala is a well known Halwai shop in Mumbai.It was originally established in Karachi in 1896. Its owners moved to Mumbai after the partition of India.Karachi halwa , also known as Bombay halwa was popularized by Halwai's moving from Karachi.. Its making procedure differs from region to region...Maida / cornflour/ sago is used as the main ingredient in its making... I prepared it using cornflour which made my job easier than ever !!!

Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever

Ingredients to make Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever

  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 1/2 or 1.5 cups water
  • 1 1/2  or 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water for sugar syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp rose essence or cadamom powder
  • A pinch of Orange food color optional
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • Few chopped pistachios for garnish optional

How to make Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever

  1. Firstly dissolve the corn flour adding one and half cups water...without any lumps..Next grease a pan or plate with ghee to set the halwa.
  2. Later add the orange or any food color of your preference to corn flour mix , stir well and set aside until use.
  3. Next add the sugar and 1 cup of water to a pan and bring it to boil on medium heat.. Once the sugar is dissolved , boiling n frothy add the corn flour mix slowly n keep stirring..
  4. Sugar syrup has to be boiling n frothy no need of any string consistency.. Stir continously n cook on medium heat until not forget to stir..
  5. After a while you will observe small transparent bits here n there...this means that mixture is heated up n ready to thicken in a min or so...
  6. So keep stirring n cooking.. The mixture might take another 2 mins to thicken...
  7. Once the mixture is thickened..keep stirring n cooking after a min add the chopped cashews... Stir well and add the ghee and rose essence or cardamom powder..
  8. Mix well until ghee is incorporated.. Keep stirring n cooking until the halwa starts to leave the sides of the pan ..
  9. Once you attain this texture pour the halwa into the greased pan.. Now allow this cool n set at room temperature for an hour or so.. Later garnish with chopped pistachios n cut into desired shapes ..
  10. Serve it to your family n friends and make your occasions even more special n sweet with this dessert..

My Tip:

Do not over cook the sugar syrup... Before adding to the sugar syrup make sure the corn starch is dissolved perfectly in water without any lumps..

Reviews for Bombay / Karachi halwa ...easiest way ever (4)

sana Tungekar7 months ago

Awesome !:thumbsup:

Champa Patel2 years ago

Ymmi very nice

Latha Nair2 years ago

it looks sooo yummy!

Divya 2 years ago

yummy! one of my favorites.

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