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Nov 1, 2012

Corn Flour Halwa / Karachi Halwa ~ Easy Diwali Sweets

Hi Friends
I am Back after a short break and i am so excited too. The reason for my absence, i was so much shocked n depressed due to our Car accident. It was little major accident and our car was totaled :(
But by God's grace nothing was happened to us and we all were safe except me got little wounds here n there. We really miss our old car n now its salvaged :( After a week/10 days we somehow recovered from the shock and depression. And till this week i was not in a mood to Blog but after talking with my friend i was consoled and also after hearing a very similar issue from her side and she said everyone is having their own problem, so don't worry about the past n be cheerful with your family. Yes, life has to go on and we should be brave enough to face all ups n downs.

Not only my friend, even some of my blog buddies also supported me with their caring words n prayers. Thanks to u gals and i know that me n my space will always have a special/small place in your hearts..right??!!! Thanks for everything u showed to me till date and hope u will extend the same in future also.

Now coming to today's recipe, Corn Flour Halwa also called as Karachi Halwa or Sohan Halwa. One of the easy, quick and delicious sweet. Any one can try this halwa and sure u will get a perfect Halwa with satisfying taste. The recipe adapted from Nalini's Kitchen. I exactly followed the recipe and got super tasty halwa in less time n effort. Thanks Nalini for this wonderful recipe.

  1. Corn Flour      1/2 cup
  2. Sugar          1 and 1/2 cups
  3. Water         2 1/2 cups
  4. Ghee/Butter        2-3 tbsp
  5. Food color      a pinch
  6. Cardamom Powder     1/4 tsp
  7. Nuts(cashew & almond)     2-3 tbsp (chopped)

  • First in a mixing bowl, add corn flour, 1 1/2 cups of water and food color, mix everything well without any lumps and keep aside.
  • Grease a wide plate/tray with few drops of ghee/butter n keep aside.

  • Now heat tsp of ghee in a non stick pan/heavy bottomed kadai, fry the nuts till light golden brown and transfer to a bowl n keep aside.
  • Then to the same kadai, add sugar n 1 cup of water and keep stirring until it dissolved completely.
  • And allow to boil, once it starts boiling (slightly thickens n no need of string consistency) pour corn flour liquid slowly from top and keep stirring.
  • Stir well without any lumps and turn the stove to medium heat and keep stirring the liquid, after 3-4 minutes it will form a little thick jelly like liquid mass.
  • Keep stirring the halwa for another 2-3 minutes, once it turns thicken and the color turns dark add ghee and keep stirring for another 2 minutes.
  • Now the halwa turns dark and starts leaving the sides of the kadai n roll well.
  • At this stage add cardamom powder and roasted nuts and switch off the stove.
  • Then Transfer the halwa to already greased plate and spread it gently.
  • Allow it to cool completely (1-1 1/2 hr) and then cut into slices and serve.
Use non stick or iron kadai for easy stirring.
Do not reduce the amount of sugar or water.
After adding the liquid, keep stirring after one minute u will see a jelly like substance floating here n there, don't panic and keep stirring continuously , at 4th or 5 th minute u will get the texture(1 st pic in 3rd collage).
I used 1 tbsp ghee(for flavor) and 1 1/2 tbsp oil :)
Even u can make it vegan by using oil alone.


  1. So glad to have you back, Sangee.. Welcome!!
    Lovely Halwa.. Neatly presented.. :)

  2. Hey Sangeetha...glad to hear you are safe and back into action! And you are right - life must move on.

    The halwa looks completely authentic. And beautiful presentation, as usual!

  3. Welcome back, Very inviting Halwa with neat presentation!!!
    Diwali Special recipe - Peanut Pakoda

  4. Good to see you back! happy to hear you are safe! so tempting halwa! Great presentation

  5. Glad to see you back Sangee, yep time will heal everything and life must go on, dont worry. Thank god,you are safe.

    Glossy halwa looks fabulous, after wheat halwa my favourite is this corn halwa.

  6. wow delicious halwa,loved the color and it luks too gud...

  7. Woow..this look tempting and perfect...beautiful presentation tooo..

  8. chewy looking delicious halwa looks fabulous

  9. Welcome back dear !! Halwa looks so delightful and tempting sweet !!

  10. so yummy n very tempting dear...

  11. Ohh dint know u had a car accident .. am so happy to hear that ur guys are all right!
    Good to have you back -fit n fine :) Take care and looking forward to a lot of cooking!

  12. Yummy and tempting ones dear

  13. Good 2 know that u ppl r alright...This halwa looks really delicious n yummm

  14. Halwa looks delicious! Good that you are all safe from the accident, take care!

  15. Happy to see you back and hear that you and your family are alright.Thank god that you all escaped a major accident.Loved the glossy halwa.

  16. Very inviting halwa... Am bookmarking this dear... Hope u and the family are doing good now... My prayers are always with u

  17. Sangi dear, glad to have u back..yes, incidents like this can wreck u emotionally but make it a point to get stronger & better each day..Easier said than done, i know..and takes a lil effort but does work, trust did for me..

    Excellent recipe btw..Was planning to make this for quite sometime & these pics are tempting me again!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  18. Welcome back and yummy halwa.

  19. looks delicious and tempting...

  20. Thanks everyone for your wishes and so glad to read such lovely comments from u all...thanks a lot!!

  21. Is the corn flour quantity 1 cup or 1/2 cup?

    1. Its 1/2 cup corn flour...thanks for mentioning, updated it now.

    2. Hi Sangeetha, this is Seena Koshy. Happy to know that by God's grace, you are safe. Corn Flour halve looks supeb..

  22. excellent recipe. am planing to make it for a good occasion.


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