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Friday, August 26, 2011

Corn flour halwa / Karachi Halwa

After quite a long time, I looked upon my blog hits statistics and WOW!!!!! I am really happy that my blog has reached about 4,13,684 hits as of now.

Some statistics of my cookery blog:

No:of posts posted - 423
No: of invaluable friends - 469
No: of hits - 4,13,684

Thanks a lot for your loving and continuous support and invaluable friendship. Its you all who have made it a real success. Thanks for your prayers and suggestions as well, which helps me to be more committed and dedicated in my work.

Coming to the recipe, I have posted a pointwise instruction as numbered in the pictures.


Corn flour - 1 cup
Water - 3 cups
Sugar - 3 cups
Ghee - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Almond & Cashews - 1/4 cup
Powdered cardamom - 1/2 tsp.
Red food colour - a generous pinch


1. Dry roast corn flour till the raw smell is diffused but the colour should be white.
2. Crush almonds and cashews and fry it till golden brown in a spoon of ghee. Grease a plate (preferable 2" depth) with ghee and spread the fried nuts and cardamom powder. Keep aside.
3. Mix corn flour with water. Add the food colour. Make a liquid without any lumps.
4. Heat a pan, add sugar and 1/4 cup of water.
5. Stir till the sugar is dissolved.
6. Allow the sugar syrup to boil until one string consistency.
7. Pour in the corn flour mixture to the sugar syrup.
8. Stir continuously.
9. When the mixture is like jelly add the ghee little by little.
(Note : Do not pour in the entire ghee).
10. Stir continuously till the ghee leaves the sides of the pan, and a little more.

11. Take the greased plate.
12. Transfer the mixture quickly into the plate and pat it to get a uniform surface.
13. When slightly warm transfer it upside down into a serving tray.
14. Allow it to cool.
15. Grease a knife with ghee and cut into desired shapes.
16. Delicious home made corn flour halwa is ready.


  1. Congrats Shantikka...wishing you many more celebrations of this kind.

    Delicious halwa and lovely pictures.

  2. Wat a brilliant vibrant color dear... Looks so inviting

  3. This looks amazing and I love the step by step picture instructions.

  4. Congratulations!!......I have to make this halva!!....I'm waiting for the winter to eat these yummy treat!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  5. Congrats Shanthi Akka, keep rocking..wat an incredible halwa to celebrate..

  6. Congrats Shanti maam, it is the best celebration sweet treat , fit for the occasion:) Best wishes for many more happy blogging years..

  7. Is this bombay/karachi halwa? Love this one ...Congrats shanthi.

  8. Delicious looking corn flour halwa. Very tempting color.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. Congrats on your milestone.Halwa looks so tempting.

  10. wow lovely innovative halwa with a detailed wonderful presentation.
    indu srinivasan

  11. Congrats..Halwa has come out well.. :)

  12. Congratulations.I wish I should have known your blog from your 1st post. Better late than never.It is nice to note the beginning Number "FOUR" is common in the statistics given above. I wish your service will reach new heights.

  13. Lovely colour and yummy halwa..

  14. Awesome statistics showing the high popularity and the huge traffic to your delightful blog.

  15. Congrats girl !!! you rock !!! Wow, those are lots of hits. Good job. The corn flour halwa is quite new and is very tempting. I would love to give it a try. Keep rocking !!!

  16. Congrats....:)
    Delicious looking halwa with beautiful color..

  17. Congrats, thats a milestone. Delciious looking halwa

  18. congrats. halwa is mouthwatering.

  19. Congrats... Halwa looks mouthwatering....

  20. Congrats congrats congrats for your huge hit. This is truly great occasion to celebrate. Wish U many more milestones like this :)This cornflour halwa is our fav one and we add only milk instead of water. Which make the halwa rich too. Take a look at my post http://www.dishesfrommykitchen.com/2009/04/cornflour-halwa.html

  21. Congrats mam. halwa luks gr8. Glossy !!

  22. Congrats...
    Love to follow you! Cornflour halwa looks awesome.

  23. i tried this receipe today and it came awesome..i forgot to dry roast the flour but still the result was very tasty..thanku for the receipe..

  24. Congrats aunty....

    First time Iam coming across this halwa recipe made using cornflour

  25. your blog rocks! I love visiting your blog and your recipes are simple and great- keep up the great work. The halwa looks delicious

  26. Once, one of my friends made corn flour halwa and also gave me the recipe. I had forgotten all about it until i read your post. Now have to dig out the picture, or it would just be good to make again followin your step by step recipe:)
    Many congratulations and wishes for even more success.

  27. Congrats on your blog milestones. I've made many great (in real life) friends all through blogging. It's truly a blessings in disguise medium :)

    That halwa looks so delish! I have a packet of corn flour waiting to be used :)

  28. looks so good. I have to try this!

  29. Congrats on the big hit. Lovely halwa.

  30. Congratulation Maami - very well deserved and wishing you lots more success with your blog!

    Ippadha Lata Raja site la halwa paathu jollu utten..ippo unga site la paathu jollu udaren..looks wonderful! I used to call this bombay halwa and loved it as a kid..still do indeed!

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  32. Can we use Jaggery I/o sugar?

    1. How long does it stay good at room temperature?


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