14 Mar 2014

Cornflour Halwa

Cornflour halwa is also known as karachi halwa.During diwali,from my husband's office we get sweet boxes every year.I love those orange coloured halwa pieces in them.I was under the misconception that making halwa involves the addition of large amount of ghee.But in this halwa we add only 1 tbsp of ghee just to get that glossy  texture.still it tastes so good.

Cornflour halwa is available in different colours like orange,red,yellow and even green.I used yellow colour.Feel free to use your own colour preference:)

Recipe for cornflour halwa


  1. cornflour - 1/2 cup
  2. sugar - 1 1/2 cup
  3. ghee - 1tbsp
  4. water - 2 1/2 cup
  5. cashewnut - 1tbsp
  6. cardomom powder - 1/4 tsp
  7. yellow/orange foodcolour - a pinch


  • in a pan roast the cashewnuts in a teaspoon of ghee
  • take a bowl and mix cornflour with 1 1/2 cup water and foodcolour
  • mix well without any lumps
  • in a nonstick pan add sugar and 1 cup water and bring to boil
  • when the sugar gets dissolved ,reduce the flame to medium and add the cornflour mixture into it. 
  • stir continously
  • add 1 tbsp of ghee and stir continously withou forming lumps
  • now add roasted cashewnuts and cardomom powder into it and mix well
  • when the halwa starts leaving from the sides of the pan swith off the flame
  • transfer the halwa into a greased plate which is kept ready
  • cool down for about 2 hrs and cut into pieces or serve it in a bowl as such and enjoyy

1 comment:

  1. wowwwwwwwww super and delicious