How to make Karachi Halwa - Chewy rich halwa.

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Main Ingredients : Cornflour, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

Karachi Halwa Recipe Card

Karachi Halwa

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Karachi Halwa Recipe

  • Cornflour 1 1/4 cup

  • Sugar

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Orange essence 1-2 drops

  • Ghee 100 grams

  • Rose water a few drops

  • Almonds finely chopped 10-12

  • Pistachios finely chopped 10-12


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.