Karachi Halwa

This post is dedicated to my foodiemonday blog hop group as we celebrate silver jubilee. I am glad to be a part of this wonderful group where I have got a chance to learn and share from each one’s experience. To celebrate the sweets theme today I decided to make Karachi Halwa.

Karachi  Halwa is a popular Indian sweet dish made with cornflour sweetened with sugar, ghee, flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts.I love the chewy texture of this halwa.It can be easily prepared at home.

Recipe for Karachi Halwa:


1/2 cup corn flour
Sugar 1.5 cups
Water 1cup+1.5 cups
Ghee 2 Tbsp
Cashew 1/4 cup finely chopped
A generous pinch of cardamom powder
Food color a small pinch


Mix corn flour in 1.5 cups of water and whisk well to ensure there are no lumps. Add food color and mix well. Keep it aside.

In a nonstick pan add sugar and 1 cup of water. Boil till the sugar dissolves and mixture becomes slightly thick and sticky.

Then add the corn flour mixture slowly and keep stirring continuously on a low flame to avoid lumps.it will start forming glossy here and there and then start to thicken. Keep stirring till you see the halwa texture. Add ghee and cardmom powder. Once it starts leaving the sides and comes as a whole mass add cashew nuts, mix well and switch off the flame

Pour this in a greased pan and allow it to cool.Once cooled slice it into desired shapes and serve. I have a garnished grated cashews on the top.




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