Bombay Karachi Halwa | How to make Bombay Karachi Halwa

By Drashti Dholakia  |  6th Mar 2017  |  
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About Bombay Karachi Halwa Recipe

Bombay Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa is an easy-to-make and colourful halwa with a jelly-like texture. Unlike other halwas, this halwa has less ghee in it. You can add nuts in the halwa for crunchiness or enjoy it plain. Food colour is added to this halwa to make it more attractive. Traditionally, this halwa is prepared in 3 colours – red, yellow and orange. But you can add your favourite colour to it.

Bombay Karachi Halwa, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Bombay Karachi Halwa by Drashti Dholakia will definitely help you in its preparation. The Bombay Karachi Halwa can be prepared within 5 minutes. The time taken for cooking Bombay Karachi Halwa is 20 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 4 people. The recipe details out how to make Bombay Karachi Halwa step by step. The detailed explanation makes Bombay Karachi Halwa so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Bombay Karachi Halwa can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Bombay Karachi Halwa from BetterButter.

Bombay Karachi Halwa

Ingredients to make Bombay Karachi Halwa

  • For the cornflour mixture-
  • ½ cup corn flour/corn starch
  • 1½ cup water
  • few drops of red food colour/any food colour of your choice
  • Other ingredients -
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 7-8 cashews, chopped
  • 7-8 almonds, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon rose essence

How to make Bombay Karachi Halwa

  1. For the cornflour mixture -
  2. In a deep bowl, combine cornflour and water. Whisk it well to avoid lumps. Then add food colour and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. For Preparing Halwa -
  4. In a non-stick pan, take sugar and add 1 cup water. Allow it to boil, while stirring continuously.
  5. Let the sugar syrup become slightly thick and sticky. Here, you don’t need to worry about the string consistency. Just make sure that the syrup has begun to thicken.
  6. At this stage add the cornflour mixture. Stir continuously to avoid lumps. Once you notice that the mixture has started to thicken, immediately add lemon juice. We add lemon juice to avoid crystallization of sugar.
  7. Now gradually it will start to thicken and form a glossy texture. Add ghee and stir continuously till all the ghee is absorbed.
  8. Once the mixture becomes thick, transparent and starts to leave the sides of the pan, add chopped nuts and rose essence. Mix well and remove from flame.
  9. Now transfer the mixture to a ghee greased plate. Let it set for atleast an hour. Cut into squares and serve.

My Tip:

You can use food colour of your choice and complement it with essence. Here, as we have used red colour, we have added rose essence. If you are using orange colour, you can add orange essence. You have to keep stirring continuously while making this halwa. Otherwise, lumps will be formed.

Reviews for Bombay Karachi Halwa (1)

usha pandey2 years ago

looks so good

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