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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.

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Diwali / Deepavali – 2015

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Deepavali celebration at our home, clicks during pooja. Let me list out the dishes and click on the name of the food for recipe link:

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Mysore Pak

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Mysore pak is one of my all-time favorite for almost 12 years. The first time my love born towards MYSORE PAK was due to my mother-in-law, as she use to get me mysore pak from a shop – “Velayudha Nadar Sweet Stall” from Sivakasi (my hubby’s hometown). No words for its taste, it melts in mouth like anything. I thought preparing Mysore pak is a toughest job, but recently when I saw few of my fellow bloggers posting Mysore pak recipe, I too wanted to try it.

Finally today I tried it and the result was a heavenly mysore pak in my first attempt. It took just 20 minutes prepare. Happy I made a new and my favorite sweet this Diwali. It was very easy to make and I bet everyone could make it. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out my other Diwali snacks (sweets and savories) in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/11/03/deepavali-diwali-sweets-and-savories/.

Mysore Pak

Mysore Pak

Ingredients:

  • Besan / Bengal gram flour – 1 ½ cups
  • Sugar – 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee / Clarified Butter – 1 ½ cups
  • Water – ¼ cup + 2 tbsp.

Preparation:

  • Sieve the besan / bengal gram flour and keep it aside.
  • Roast besan flour with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter, until the raw smell goes off (be careful it should not be burnt).
  • Take 1 cup of ghee/clarified butter in a bowl, add in the roasted besan little by little and mix it well with the ghee/clarified butter (Be sure no lumps should be formed). Keep it aside, until the sugar syrup is ready.
  • Grease a tray with ghee and keep it aside/
  • In a non-stick vessel, take sugar and water, let it boil, stir once in a while and wait until it reaches one string consistency.
  • Pour in the ghee + besan flour mixture, start stirring and keep in medium flame.
  • Keep on stirring continuously, else lumps would be formed.
  • When the mixture begins to thicken, pour in ½ cup of ghee/clarified butter, little by little along the sides and continue stirring.
  • Stir until it starts leaving the sides of the vessel and comes to the rolling consistency.
  • Transfer the mysore pak to the greased tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Leave aside for 10 mins, let it get set, cut it to diamond or square or rectangle shape as you wish.
  • Take it out after 20 mins and store it in an air-tight container.

Yummy Mysore Pak is ready.

Note: Pour in the ghee + besan flour mixture only after you get one string consistency in sugar syrup, also at the final stage besan flour should come to rolling consistency. These two stages are very important else the mysore pak will become hard. Cook in low flame, once you add the mysore pak + Ghee/Clarified butter mixture.