Sunday, November 3, 2013

Bombay Halwa

All purpose flour - 1 cup
Corn flour - 1 tbs
Sugar -2 cups
Ghee/butter - 1 ½ cup
Salt - a pinch
Lime juice - 1tbs
Almond -  1tbs
Cashew - 1 tbs
Cardamom - 10 no's (powdered)
Food color - ¼ tsp  - can be added more if u want


  • Take a bowl and mix corn flour, all purpose flour ,salt and food color with 2 cups of water and keep aside. 
  • Fry the cashews and almonds in 1 tsp of ghee  and set aside 
  • In a heavy bottom  pan pour 1 cup of water and dissolve  sugar and  bring it to boil until it reaches single string consistency, at this point add lime juice and stir well. Now add the mixture and stir it vigorously, do not stop stirring.  When its cooked and starts getting thick, slowly add ghee little by little and stir it continuously till it leaves the sides. Add the cardamom powder, mix well and add the fried nuts (cashews and almonds) to the halwa leaving a little bit for garnishing . 
  • Grease a tray with butter/ghee and pour the mixture into the tray, garnish with remaining nuts and allow it to cool. Cut into desired shapes and serve.

You can use any food color of your choice - orange, yellow or green
Sugar can be increased or decreased.

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