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Karachi halwa

Corn flour & Dry Fruit Halwa

I just love the chewy, sticky, Bombay Karachi Halwa! Bombay Karachi Halwa is a popular Indian sweet dish made with cornflour sweetened with sugar, ghee, flavored with cardamom and garnished with nuts. This is a Sindhi delicacy that is especially a favorite with kids.


  • 1 cup Corn flour
  • 1 liter water
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • A few drops of color
  • ¼ cup ghee
  • ¼ cup chopped cashew nuts


  1. Add 500 ml water to the corn flour and mix well.
  2. Heat together the remaining water and sugar in a pan over medium flame. Stir until fully dissolved.
  3. Reduce the heat to minimum boil add the corn flour mixture. Stir well continuously.
  4. When it starts to stick to the pan, add the lemon juice, colour and mix well.
  5. Divide the ghee into 3 parts.
  6. Add one part of the ghee and mix well.
  7. When all the ghee is incorporated, add in the second part of the ghee and mix in.
  8. Repeat till all the ghee is incorporated.
  9. When all the ghee is incorporated and it has reached a halwa consistency and leaves the sides of the vessel, add in the chopped nuts and mix well.
  10. Cook till the entire mixture comes together like a ball.
  11. Transfer to a greased tray. Pat to spread well and evenly.
  12. Sprinkle some chopped cashew nuts and allow it to set.
  13. Cut it into 2” squares and wrap each piece individually in cling wrap or butter paper.
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