Oct 21, 2014

Bombay Karachi Halwa Recipe / Corn Flour Halwa Recipe

I love these jelly types of halwa. Because you can never miss the stage in which you have to remove them, unlike barfis..Specially these halwas need only less ghee as well less ingredients but the end results not only taste great but looks super glossy. I have already shared a version of cornflour halwa in microwave, this is the real version made on stove top. I made this today and wanted to share it as soon as possible. I am sure that you must have checked my custard powder halwa as well.

This halwa is so easy to make, all you have to do is put everything in a pan and keep mixing till it reached the correct consistency..So easy and so yummy..

I hope you will try this out and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 2 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 24 to 30 pieces


Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1 cup
Sugar - 2 cup
Water - 3 cup
Ghee - 8 tblspn
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai Podi - 1 tsp
Cashews - 3 tblspn broken into small pieces
Green Food Colouring - a pinch


Take a heavy bottom pan and add in sugar and 2 cups of water. Mix well and heat till the sugar is melted.

While it is melting, take cornflour in a bowl and add in 1 cup of water and mix well so no lumps are formed. Add some food colour and mix well.

Now the sugar must be melted, pour the cornflour mix in and mix well.

Now put this on high heat and keep whisking till it is thick, glossy and jelly like.

Now use a spoon to mix and put the heat on medium heat.

Add 2 tblspn of ghee and keep mixing..

After 3 mins add another 2 tblspn of ghee and mix well.

Now it will get thick and non sticky. Add in another 2 tblspn of ghee and keep cooking.

Add more ghee if needed.

At one stage the halwa will leave the sides of the pan. at that point add in cashews, cardamom powder and mix well.

The halwa will look non sticky, it will leave the pan, it will be thick and glossy, and the ghee will ooze from the sides of the pan.

At this point pour this into a greased pan and set it in fridge for 1 to 2 hours.

Once it is set, invert it to a cutting board and cut it into slices.


Take all your ingredients

Start by greasing a pan with some ghee

grease it well and set aside
Take cornflour in a bowl

add water

mix well

add some green food colour

mix well
take sugar in a thick bottom kadai

add water

heat till sugar is melted

now the sugar is melted

add the cornflour mix

mix well

keep cooking till it gets thick

add in 2 tblspn of ghee

keep cooking

add another two tblspn of ghee

mix well...

add in some more ghee

mix well

add in broken cashews

mix  well

add some ghee and keep cooking

now it has got really thick

sprinkle in cardamom powder

mix well

at one stage it will leave the sides

a close look

it will be non sticky

this is the correct stage

time to pour
allow it to set

once it is set cut into pieces



  1. Hi arthi
    Tried this recipe yesterday came out very well .....

  2. Hi, will this be like rubber type which we get in the sweet shops. Like Bombay halwa

  3. Very well narrated. Love ur recipes.

  4. Enable the option of pictures in comment box. Whatever we try from ur recipes we will upload them. I just made this halwa (only the color is different). Waiting to set. 😄

  5. @Maria MI have to look about that in html..Once i get it will add it here. Mean while you can send pics to aarthi198689@gmail.com

    1. I have to look about that in html..Once i get it will add it here. Mean while you can send pics to aarthi198689@gmail.com

  6. Thx for giving pics also it will help us much better.

  7. Came out good but not rubbery. How can I make it more rubbery.

  8. Hai.. I tried this last week and I became famous among my friends and their children because of the awesome taste.Iam suggesting your blog to everyone.Thanks a lot for ur recipe.Can you suggest me how to do egg fried rice without adding soya sauce?

  9. Hi can u plus tell me how long will this take to reach the desired consistency

  10. Hi can u plus tell me how long will this take to reach the desired consistency

  11. hi aarthi due to ur support i can boast of being a good cook.. i tried karachi halwa added pink colour.


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