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Karachi Halwa  Recipe

Chewy rich halwa.

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Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 31-40 minutes

Servings : 4

Karachi Halwa

Main Ingredients

Cornflour/ corn starch,





Level Of Cooking



  • Cornflour/ corn starch
    1 1/4 cup
  • Sugar
    2 cups
  • Lemon juice
    1 teaspoon
  • Orange essence
    1-2 drops
  • Ghee
    100 grams
  • Rose water
    a few drops
  • Almonds finely chopped
  • Pistachios finely chopped


Step 1

Dissolve cornflour in three fourth cup of water. Grease a tray.

Step 2

Mix sugar with one cup of water and bring it to a boil. Add lemon juice, bring it to a boil again and then remove scum. Add edible orange colour and mix.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium, add a little cornflour mixture and stir continuously. When it boils add a little cornflour mixture again. Continue the same process until all the cornflour mixture is used up.

Step 4

Cook till mixture is thickened and starts sticking. Reduce heat to low. Add a little melted ghee to it and mix well. When ghee is absorbed, add a little more and let it absorb. Continue till all the ghee is used up.

Step 5

Take one teaspoon of mixture onto a plate, cool it and if it does not stick to the plate, remove pan from heat. Add rose water, mix well and then spread it on a greased tray.

Step 6

Sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios on top. Cut into desired size and shape. Serve when cool.

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