Karachi Halwa

Chewy rich halwa. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Karachi Halwa
Main Ingredients Cornflour, Sugar
Cuisine Indian
Course Mithais
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Difficult
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Karachi Halwa

  • 1 1/4 cup Cornflour
  • Sugar
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 1-2 drops Orange essence
  • 100 grams Ghee
  • a few drops Rose water
  • 10-12 Almonds finely chopped
  • 10-12 Pistachios finely chopped


  1. Dissolve cornflour in three fourth cup of water. Grease a tray.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  6. Sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios on top. Cut into desired size and shape. Serve when cool.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3434
Carbohydrates 576.8
Protein 21.9
Fat 115