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Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

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Corn Flour Halwa is a very easy, simple and ready in minute’s halwa, compared to all the other halwa’s. Corn Halwa is prepared in many color by adding food color, like green, yellow, orange or red. Corn Flour Halwa has a glassy appearance, which melts in mouth with delicious taste and little crunchiness of Cashew nuts induced in the halwa. Let me share the recipe…

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Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa

Ingredients:

  • Corn Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cup
  • Water – 1 cup + 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 15 nos (broken into pieces)
  • Food Color (red) – ¼ tsp

Making of Corn Flour Halwa / Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa –

Preparation:

  • Take corn flour and food color in a wide mouth bowl, pour 1 ½ cups of water, mix well, so that the corn flour dissolves well in water and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Meanwhile, take sugar in a heavy bottom pan or kadai, pour 1 cup of water, and mix well until the sugar dissolved.
  • Cook in medium flame, until it thickens (not sugar syrup consistency, before reaching sugar syrup consistency).
  • Pour the corn flour water, keep on stirring otherwise lumps would be formed.
  • Cook in medium flame, meanwhile heat ghee/clarified butter in a kadai, add the cashew nuts and fry them until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Pour the roasted cashew nuts and ghee to the corn flour, mix well, until it comes to the halwa consistency.
  • Grease a tray with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter and transfer the halwa to the tray, spread it evenly with the backside of the spoon, sprinkle cardamom powder and let it rest for 10 mins.
  • Now gently slice the halwa into equal shapes.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Jangiri

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Jangiri is a famous south Indian sweet prepared during festival times. This was my attempt with Jangiri, also it came out well. Jangiri is prepared by deep frying the ground the urad dal/black lentil and then soaked in sugar syrup. In my hometown, Tuticorin, we use to get Jangiri in a sweet stall names “Pothigai Sweets” which would be smaller in size. My daughter like to the core, so prepared this mini jangiri’s. Let me share the recipe…

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Jangiri

Jangiri

Ingredients:

  • Black lentil/Urad dal/Ulundam paruppu – 2 cups
  • Red food color – 1 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt – a pinch

Missed to click step by step pictures, but you can check out my video – Making of Jangiri –

 

Preparation:

  • Soak the urad dal/black lentil/ulundam paruppu overnight, drain the water and grind it to a fluffy fine paste by sprinkling water once in a while.
  • Transfer the ground paste to a bowl. Pour 1 tbsp of water to the food color, mix it well and pour it to the ground urad dal/black lentil/ulundam parruppu.
  • Add a pinch of salt and mix it well, so that the whole batter turns orange in color. Let it rest for 5 to 10 mins.
  • Take a heavy bottomed pan, add the sugar and 4 cups of water, stir until the sugar dissolves well and cook in medium flame, until it reaches the syrup consistency.
  • Remove from flame once it reaches the consistency.
  • Take a piping bag with a single hole nozzle, fill the batter and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile heat oil in a kadai, start piping the batter gently to the oil, and cook both sides for 3 mins.
  • Drain the oil, remove the Jangiri and drop them to the sugar syrup, and let them soak for 3 mins, it should double in size.
  • Transfer Jangiri to a plate and continue the same process for all the batter.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

 

Note: Store it in an air-tight container once it reaches the room temperature. Stays fresh for 4 to 5 days.

 

Milk Poli / Paal Poli

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Milk Poli is one among the festive recipe which is simple, easy and delicious. It stays fresh for a day, so prepare only the quantity you require. In case when it’s leftover, this can also be refrigerated for a day, bring it room temperature and slightly heat them before you serve. A perfect sweet Diwali and RakshaBandhan to decorate the plate.

Let us move on to the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Maida / All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Water – as required
  • Oil – for deep frying
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Coconut (grated) – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Food colour (red, yellow, green) – a pinch
  • Saffron strands – few strands

Preparation:

  • Take the all-purpose flour/maida along with salt and mix it well, pour in water little by little and start kneading the flour, roll it a ball.
  • Pour in 3 tsp of oil, knead it again and roll it to a ball.
  • Take small portions of the dough, roll it to small balls, flatten then with the rolling pin, and keep it aside. Cut them to desired shape if required.
  • Meanwhile boil the milk, add in sugar and keep in medium flame until it reduces to half the quantity. Remove from fire and let it cool down.
  • Heat oil the kadai for deep frying, gently drop the flatten poli one by one and swap the sides and fry them until golden brown.
  • Drain the oil, soak the poli in the milk for few seconds and remove it to a plate (continue this with all the poli).
  • Heat a tbsp. of ghee/clarified butter in a kadhai, add in the grated coconut and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Transfer only the grated coconut to a plate, divide them to three portions, sprinkle the food color, powdered sugar over them and mix it well with your hands.
  • Keep the leftover milk in low flame and let it reduce in quantity and thicken to a paste.
  • Arrange all the poli’s in a plate, sprinkle the colored grated coconut, saffron strands and finally drizzle the thicken milk over it.

Do check out my Jeera Poli recipe in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/08/30/jeera-poli/.

Do check out my other sweet recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/snacks/