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Karachi Halwa / Cornflour halwa , Diwali special

Today is the third day of Diwali and is laxmi puja, goddess of wealth and prosperity. On this auspicious day I prepared Cornflour halwa which is also called as Karachi halwa . Normally this halwa is commonly found with the colours orange , yellow and green but I chose orange . I also forgot to add ghee but that didn’t spoil the halwa . It came out perfect. But I suggest to prepare this halwa in small quantities and have it fresh. I had bookmarked the recipe long back from sharmis passions. There are many recipes to be tried and I will try and share the recipes in the space in the coming days. Until then Happy Laxmi puja dear readers !

Recipe adapted from : sharmispassions 


Ingredients :

Cornflour – 1/2 cup

Water  – 1 cups plus 1 1/2 cups

Sugar – 1 1/2 cups

Orange /yellow /green food colour – few drops (optional )

Cashewnut bits – 1/4 cup (roasted in ghee )

Cardamom powder – 1 pinch

Ghee – 2 tbsp


  1. Take a clean bowl , add cornflour , 1 cup water and food colour .
  2. Mix it well and keep it ready .
  3. Take a thick kadai , add sugar and 1 1/2 cups water.
  4. Cook the syrup until it turns sticky .
  5. Make sure it turns sticky , no need to check the string consistency .
  6. Once it turns sticky add the cornflour mixture .
  7. Keep stirring it on low flame .
  8. It will start to thicken and turn glossy .
  9. Once it starts to thicken add cardamom powder and ghee .
  10. Add cashewnut bits once it starts leaving the sides .
  11. Transfer the mixture into a greased tin .
  12. Set it for an hour .
  13. Once set cut it into squares .
  14. Refrigerate until use .

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About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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