Bombay Karachi Halwa

Karachi halwa is a popular Indian sweet. Even though Bombay has changed to Mumbai and Karachi has become a part of Pakistan, this old Indian sweet is still sweetly called "Bombay Halwa" or "Karachi Halwa" or "Bombay Karachi Halwa". In this recipe, the quantities are very important. I am very happy to say that its my 100 th post in blog.


5 tbsps cornflour
2 tbsps ghee
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup cashewnuts, break into small pieces
3 1/2 cups water
food colour (pinch) - red or orange


1: In a pan or bowl, add sugar, 3 cups water and bring it to a boil. Then add lemon juice and after few seconds switch off the flame. We dont want sugar to crystalise back, that's why we added lemon juice.

2: In a small bowl add 1/2 cup water, corn flour and mix well without any lumps.

3: In a non stick pan add ghee, (do not switch on the flame now)  cornflour mixture to it and mix, now switch on the flame very low and keep stirring.

4: When the mixture is thicking, switch off the flame and add sugar syrup little by little and keep mixing to avoid lumps repeat the same till syrup is completed. Sugar syrup should be hot.

5: Now switch on the flame and keep mixing, slowly increase the flame and keep stirring.

6: Add cardamom powder, food colour (i used lemon yellow colour), cashewnuts.

7: When the mixure will be thick, transparent, looks like jelly and begun retreating from the walls of non stick pan, it's time to transfer the mixture in a plate.
8: Grease the plate with ghee and pour the mixture immediately. Keep aside for 1hr and then cut into small pieces.

Sending this recipe to Love lock with sweets event

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Archana.


Amy said...

looks yummy!!& congrats on passing 100 th post!!Thanks for joining with Midweek Fiesta @every Wednesday

Archana Toshniwal said...

Thanks Amy for wishes and stay tuned for more yummy recipes.....

Pravina Parikh said...

Thanks for posting sweet yummy recipe looks nice