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Karachi halwa | Bombay Halwa is soft and melt in the mouth, famous Sindhi cuisine mithai/sweet. By the look of this halwa you will feel it is very difficult to  make, but let me tell you no, it is not.

Karachi Halwa/Bombay Halwa Just 4 Ingredients recipe :

Basically it requires 4 main ingredients – corn flour, water, clarified butter/ghee, and sugar.

Karachi Halwa | Bombay Halwa also popularly known as cornflour halwa also. In this recipe cornflour can be replaced with flavoured custard powder to make this more interesting.

The best thing about this mithai is that it has long shelf life, so this is a preferred mithai for gifting options during festivals.

You may like to try my other mithai/sweets recipes.

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Method  to make Karachi halwa | Bombay halwa

In a bowl , take 1 cup of corn flour and add 1 cup of water and food color and mix it well without any lumps. Keep it aside.

In a nonstick pan, add one and half cups of sugar and one & half cups of water and mix it well. Mix till sugar melts completely. Your sugar syrup is ready.

Now add corn flour+orange colour mixture slowly to the sugar syrup and continuously stir with a whisker. Make sure that no lumps are formed.

Karachi Halwa | Bombay Halwa

 

Now after a while at regular intervals add ghee to halwa with one spoon at a time. Don’t add ghee at one go, and stir it continuously. After the mixture is cooked properly it will look like a jelly.

Make no compromise on adding clarified butter/ghee. This is the key to glossy halwa.

It will start to leave out ghee at the edges means it’s ready to be poured in greased thali.

Add half quantity of the slivered nuts and mix well and remove it from the heat. Transfer the mixture into greased plate and let it cool completely.

When the mixture sets well and little warm garnish it with the remaining slivered nuts on the top.

 

Karachi Halwa | Bombay Halwa

Your karachi halwa is ready.

Happy cooking!

Regards ❤️
Lata

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Karachi Halwa/Bombay Halwa is soft & melt in the mouth Sindhi cuisine sweet/mithai. This is easy, made with just 4 ingredients. It has long shelf life & is a best gift option.
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Recipe type: Mithai/Sweets
Cuisine: Sindhi, Indian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Corn Flour 1cup
  • Sugar - 1.5 cup
  • Water - 1 + 1.5 cups
  • Ghee - ¼ cup
  • Mixed slivered Nuts ½ cup
  • Orange Food color- a pinch
  • Ghee to grease thali
Instructions
  1. In a bowl , take 1 cup of corn flour and add 1 cup of water and food color and mix it well without any lumps.
  2. Keep it aside.
  3. In a nonstick pan, add one and half cups of sugar and one & half cups of water and mix it well.
  4. Mix till sugar melts completely. Your sugar syrup is ready.
  5. Now add corn flour+orange colour mixture slowly to the sugar syrup and continuously stir with a whisker.
  6. Make sure that no lumps are formed.
  7. Now after a while at regular intervals add ghee to halwa with one spoon at a time. Don't add ghee at one go, and stir it continuously.
  8. After the mixture is cooked properly it will look like a jelly.
  9. Make no compromise on adding clarified butter/ghee.
  10. This is the key to glossy halwa.
  11. It will start to leave out ghee at the edges means it's ready to be poured in greased thali.
  12. Add half quantity of the slivered nuts and mix well and remove it from the heat. Transfer the mixture into greased plate and let it cool completely.
  13. When the mixture sets well and little warm garnish it with the remaining slivered nuts on the top.
  14. Your karachi halwa is ready.

 

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This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. Soma Mukherjee

    Karachi halwa was my childhood favourite used to buy these from our pocket money, you got me all nostalgic with your post, never knew we could so easily make it at home, lovely recipe will surely try this soon, thanks for sharing.

  2. Ritu Tangri

    It is my favourite and it’s only me in the family who wants to eat it. So whenever I see this, buy a small quantity for myself. You are tempting me to make it

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Ritu. Make it soon to tempt your family.

  3. Priya Suresh

    How glossy and pretty attractive those slices of halwa looks.. I dont mind having gobbing few rite now. Tempting halwa definitely. Well done.

  4. Vanitha Bhat

    So pretty and glossy to look at! This halwa has always been on my cooking radar for some time! Thanks for sharing dear…wish I could get a couple of pieces of these right now!

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Vanitha. Even I used to dread making this delicacy as this is bit tricky to ace. But one fine day I decided to pull up my apron strings and jumped to take the challenge. And I must say it’s a worth try.

  5. Padma

    Love the glossy looking karachi halwa…reminds me of my childhood 🙂 The halwa had turned out so well with perfect texture…Delicious share!!

  6. Poonam Bachhav

    The Karachi halwa looks so pretty with that bloody texture ! Lovely share!

  7. code2cook

    Karachi halwa looks perfect, the one which we used to enjoy in childhood. I will make it in my Diwali collection. Looks so festive with this karachi halva.

  8. Lathiya

    Halwas are always my favorite..This karachi halwa looks delicious…The texture and color looks amazing

  9. Priya Srinivasan

    A favorite sweet of all kids I believe! As kids we used to fight for that glossy Square wrapped cellophane in the sweet boxes that come home for festivals, love the striking orange color of your halwa, the nuts make it all the more tempting ! Perfect sweet to try this Diwali!

    1. Lata Lala

      True that Priya. Karachi halwa is favorite of almost every kid.
      Thanks dear.

  10. Jagruti Dhanecha

    I agree with Priya Srinivasan, this glossy and sumptuous karachi halwa bring those innocent memories and now my kids love it too, whenever I make, they vanish in the thin air 🙂 Next time I’ll hide, take pics then serve them.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Jagruti. Hahaha save it to click pics Dear. Looking forward for beautiful clicks from you.

  11. Pavani

    Karachi halwa looks so glossy and tempting. I never got the chance to prepare it , but after seeing your halwa. I want to give a try.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thanks Pavani. Yeah once upon a time even I used to develop a cold feet thinking about this. Now look at the results. Give it a try.

  12. Jayashree

    One of the favourite sweets of childhood, lovely share for the festive days.

  13. Shruti Sumesh

    5 stars
    Tried this no fail Karachi halwa recipe .. its so yum my children enjoyed it . Thank you for the recipe ma’am

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear that Shruti and thank you for trying my recipe. Your karachi halwa has turned out perfect and looks delicious too.
      Thank you for your lovely feedback.

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