Corn Flour Halwa Recipe / Karachi Halwa | Easy Diwali Sweets

Corn Flour Halwa
Corn flour halwa is a very easy halwa, also called as Karachi halwa.I had bookmarked this cornflour halwa recipe from Umas space and wanted to try it.I love halwa so much but considering the amount of ghee each halwa requires I always hold back but this halwa requires only little ghee unlike other halwa recipes.So Diwali is the right time to try this easy and no risk halwa, So what are waiting for? Put on your aprons and get ready with the ingredients :)

Karachi Halwa Recipe

When I saw this pink cornflour halwa in her blog, it was looking soo pretty and attractive. I also wanted to add pink color but as she said the halwa traditionally is made in red,orange and yellow colors and also the pink food color I've is so dull, I choose the orange kesari food color.Thank you so much Uma for clearing all my doubts and also for giving tips to click the halwa.

Karachi Halwa Recipe

Cornflour Halwa Recipe

Preparation Time:5 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:26 pieces
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian| Reference: Uma's

Corn flour - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 and 1/2 cups
Water - 1 cup + 1 and 1/2 cups
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts - 1/4 cups, chopped finely
Cardamom powder - a tiny pinch
Food colour - a small pinch
*Note : I halved the recipe and got 13 pieces


  1. Take cornflour in a mixing bowl, add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and whisk it well to avoid lumps.Then add food color and mix well.Keep aside.
    How to make cornflour halwa - Step1
  2. In a pan preferable nonstick, take sugar and add 1 cup of water. Allow it to boil and wait till the sugar completely dissolves and become slightly thick. No need to check for any string consistency but make sure the syrup is sticky.
    How to make cornflour halwa - Step2
  3. Then add the cornflour mixture, keep stirring in low flame.Stir continuously to avoid lumps while adding.It will first start to form glossy here and there.
    How to make cornflour halwa - Step3
  4. Then it will start to thicken and form glossy texture here and there. Keep on stirring  until you see the halwa texture.Now add ghee and cardamom powder.
    How to make cornflour halwa - Step4
  5. Once it is thick and comes together as a whole mass and starts to leave the sides of the pan add fried cashews and switch off.Now transfer the mixture to a ghee greased plate.Let it to set atleast for an hour then cut into squares and enjoy.
    How to make cornflour halwa - Step5
Serve chilled or warm.
Karachi Halwa Recipe

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Karachi Halwa Recipe

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