Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bombay Halwa - Cornflour Halwa

Happy Diwali to all my friends and relatives.

Went through my archive and realised that I do not have much of recipes with sweets. I did some googling and came across this cornflour halwa. Thought of giving it a try and it was worth it.
The cornflour halwa also known as Bombay Halwa turned out delicious and all the guests visiting me today just loved it.



I still have to try my hands on more sweets recipes. My guests could not believe that it is made out of cornflour and my heart was filled with happiness that everyone loved it.
My hubby was the first one to lift my spirits. He just said "Halwo samko kastacho zala" meaning "Halwa is awesome".

When I cut it into pieces, my little one started flicking pieces one by one. I just could not take a photo as she was taking away the pieces. Finally I somehow managed to click photos once she was asleep.

This recipe was found in Priya's blog. Thanks Priya it was just awesome.





Recipe Source: PriyasEasyNTastyRecipes
Ingredients:
1 cup Cornflour / 1 small packet of cornflour
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 pinch sunset orange food colour
10-15 almonds,cashews and pistas

Procedure:
Fry the cashew nuts in 1 tablespoon ghee. Break them into small pieces after cooling.
Do not fry the almonds and the pistas just break them into small pieces as they are. Keep these aside.

In a heavy bottomed pan, dry roast the corn flour for 1 minute on low flame. Let it cool down.
To this add sugar,water and salt and mix properly. Ensure that there are no lumps. This mixture will be watery.
On low flame keep on stirring the mixture continuously. After 5 minutes, add the food colour and cardamom powder and continue stirring.
After some minutes you will notice that the mixture has started thickening and looks transparent. At this point, lower the gas flame.
Now add the ghee and keep st iring. Add the nuts and continue st iring till the mixture thickens and starts separating from the edges of the utensil. It will start looking like a dough.
Switch off the gas.
Grease the plate and pour the halwa on it. Let it cool down completely for atleast one hour and then refrigerate it.


Cut it into small pieces and serve.
Keeps fresh for upto 3 days in the fridge.

This goes to 'Only - Sweets & Deserts' event organised by Pari and guest hosted by Gayathri,
Khushi's 'My Diwali My Way', 'Serve it Festival Potluck' by Krithi and Denny and Anu's Diwali - "Festival of Lights" events.

Also linking this to "Cakes, Cookies and Deserts" event.



21 comments:

  1. Halwa looks very delicious and glossy

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  2. nice recipe....thanks,you have given all the steps.Will give it a try...
    & Wish you a Happy Diwali!!!!

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  3. Simple and delicious recipe.. looks super perfect.. thanks for sharing :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  4. Delicious looking sweet dear. Lovely prepration.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. The bombay halwa has come out really well...hope u had wonderful diwali

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  6. Yummy looking Halwa...Hope you had a great diwali

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  7. looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...
    A very Happy Diwali to you & your family !!!

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  8. Wow halwa looks wonderful. I too made this halwa but using slightly diff method.

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  9. Wow thanks for trying dear, Those diamond shaped halwa looks fabulous..Happy Diwali Wishes.

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  10. Halwa and presentation is yum dear - hope you had a great Diwali!

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  11. Super tempting delicios halwa!!

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  12. first time here...nice blog..love this halwa..

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  13. Halwa looks really delicious..

    My first time to your space.. beautiful presentation.. love it.. glad to follow you

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  14. Perfect and tempting
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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  15. Lovely recipe, im sure you can use arrowroot too right ? Mum used to make it with it.. !

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  16. Thanks everyone. Nikhil Merchant, what is arrowroot?

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  17. Bombay halwa!! I had always had it from the market and never thought of going to the recipe and trying. It's been years that I last had it and now I see this beautiful delight here in your space; just toooo glad. :) This is looking perfect Raksha! Thanks for making and then sharing. :)
    Also, thanks for linking to my event. :)

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