Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cornflour Halwa Recipe / Bombay Karachi Halwa Recipe

Diwali fever started everywhere and everyone is busy with buying dress, crackers. Sweets also we can buy from shops, but one cannot resist the taste of homemade sweets. I love to prepare sweets in home, it brings happiness, joy and festival mood to all family members.
In my childhood days my mom used to start preparing sweets before one week of Diwali. She used to shift the gas stove from kitchen counter to floor, so that she can prepare all the sweets without spending much energy.  My mom's preparation includes murrukku, thatai, gulab jamun, kesari and on the day of Diwali, she will get up at 3 o clock in the morning and have oil bath and prepare some snacks like vadai, susiyam, appam and morning breakfast. After that we all will take oil bath and do our prayers and offerings to God,wear new dress and start bursting crackers. But now I can't follow everything sincerely as my mom does, anyway I love to prepare sweets and i prepared very easy and simple halwa named Cornflour halwa or Karachi halwa. I hope you will all try and celebrate this Diwali with happiness.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Cornflour - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom powder
Roasted almond and cashews
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Food color - a pinch (optional)

1. In a bowl, mix cornflour with 1 and 1/2 cup of water without any lumps. Add food color to it and keep aside.
2. Heat sugar with 1/2 cup of water and prepare sugar syrup. No need to check string consistency, but Make sure the syrup is sticky.
3. Add this cornflour mixture to the sugar syrup and keep stirring in low flame.
4. After some time it will be seen glossy and start to thicken.
5. Add ghee and cardamom powder and keep stirring until the halwa texture is seen.
6. Once it becomes thick and start to leave the sides , add roasted nuts and give a good mix.
7. Delicious karachi halwa is ready.