Corn Flour Halwa / Karachi Halwa

Making halwa with corn flour was in my to-do list for such a long time and am finally done with it. I've found similar recipe in many sites, so randomly picked one and tried. It was very easy , don't have to stir much, all it needs is 10 mins of stirring and ur halwa is ready. It was yum, gave few slices to my friend and received good compliment. Guys, do give this simple recipe a try and u'll be amazed to see the result..YUM

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How To Make Corn Flour Halwa

Prep Time : < 5 mins | Cooking Time : < 20 mins | Serves : 3 to 4 | Cuisine : Indian

Author : Shanavi | Copyright :

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  1. Corn flour - 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  3. Water - 2 1/2 cups
  4. Ghee - 2 tbsp + little more to grease the plate
  5. Cashews - 1/4 cup, or as needed, chopped into bits
  6. Cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp
  7. Food colour (orange) - a dash


  • Heat a deep-bottomed pan with few drizzles of ghee and fry the chopped cashews and reserve them for future use.
  • Grease the plate with little bit of ghee and make it ready.
  • Mix the corn flour with water and whisk them until there are no lumps.
    Add the 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the heavy bottomed pan , add the remaining 1 cup of water to it. Mix well. Turn on the heat to medium, slowly mix the sugar solution until the sugar crystals get dissolved completely.
  • Do not disturb anymore and let them come to a rapid boil for few minutes, say 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Slowly pour in the corn flour mixture to the boiling sugar syrup and whisk the mixture continuously so that there are no lumps formed.
  • Keep on stirring the mixture for 5 more minutes and add in the ghee at intervals, start mixing again, keeping the flame at low.
  • Stir the halwa continuously for  another 2 to 3 minutes. Now the texture would be like semi thick glassy form. 
  • Add the fried cashews at this stage to the halwa and keep stirring more for 5 minutes or until the halwa starts leaving the sides and becomes slightly more thicken than it is in the earlier stage. Finally add the cardamom powder, mix well.
  • Pour the halwa to the already greased plate and tap the ends to make it even. Rest the halwa for the least 1 to 1 1/2 hours and cut into slices and store in the refrigerator for a longer shelf life.

  • The measurement of sugar given here is exactly needed to make a perfectly mildly sweet halwa, if u reduce it further, it will not be tasty.
  • U may add any nuts of ur choice.



  1. It's in my do list for ages now too ....halwa looks yum ..tempting

  2. Delicious Halwa & Beautiful clicks, Shanavi. :)

  3. loved this idea....totally interesting

  4. happy to follow your wonderful blog...

  5. OOOhh eye pleasing n droolworthy halwa dear!!

  6. Super glossy and delicious halwa, parcel me some.

  7. That's so easy.. And awesome snaps dear... Bookmarked :)

  8. cornflour halwa looks delicious Shanavi.

  9. thats an perfectly made glossy karachi halwa dear :) looks yumm :)

  10. very beautifully done this simple halwa anytime

  11. Halwa looks perfect, loved it.

  12. Looks very yummy and colourful. Beautiful clicks yaar and i am very happy to follow your site.

  13. Gorgeous and delicious corn flour halwa.

  14. tempting clicks,perfect for a quick bite.

  15. lovely halwa, and love the clicks... beautiful! :)

  16. really elegant and to the perfection Shanavi, gr8 Halwa

  17. This looks so perfect. I have been meaning to make it for some time but have never had the courage. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  18. Funny, my mom & now me too only make cornflour halwa. I have never seen anyone posted this version. You are the first. I've seen in four years. We use milk instead of water. Your consistency came out perfect.

  19. Looks wonderful. It is there in my to-do list too. Like the colour you have got. Love it.

  20. Tempeting click and I prepared N numbers of time and not even clicked once..

  21. I made this last week. and I added a Tsp of lemon to sugar syrup. Finally I have a clear water measurements to make halwa. THanks for your recipe.

  22. Wow looks so nice mouth watering pictures thanks for posting




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