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Bombay Karachi Halwa or cornflour halwa easy and quick halwa in microwave ready in 15-18 mins
Bombay Karachi Halwa | Cornflour Halwa in 18 mins
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Bombay Karachi Halwa or what is also known as Cornflour Halwa is an Indian sweet delicacy that is primarily made using Cornflour, Sugar and Water; flavoured with cardamom and ghee. Perfect for any festive occasion.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 16 pieces
Author: sushma iyer
  • 1/2 cup Cornflour
  • 1.5 cups Sugar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp cashewnuts
  • big pinch of cardamom powder
  • food colour (optional)
  1. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a small pan. Add in the cashewnuts and roast until it turns golden brown. Keep aside

  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine cornflour, sugar and water until lump free. Add in the cardamom and food colouring. Mix to combine.

  3. Microwave for 6 mins. After every two mins remove the bowl out, give a stir using spoon and put it back for remaining time. (Refer my video for easy understanding)

  4. After the first 6 mins, add in the roasted cashewnuts and the remaining 1 tbsp ghee. Mix to combine.

  5. Again microwave for 6 minutes. This time, remove the bowl out after 3 mins, stir and put it back.

  6. After 6 mins remove the bowl out, give a final stir and microwave for a final 6 mins.

  7. Once done, pour into a tin or plate that is greased with ghee and allow it to cool for 10-15 mins. Slice them up. Garnish with chopped nuts and these are ready to serve.