July 05, 2014

KARACHI HALWA

Karachi halwa is one of the famous Sindhi sweetmeats.It is a colored jelly like sweet and is extremely popular with children.

Ingredients:
Plain cornflour - 115 gms
Sugar - 560 gms + Water - 600 ml
Lime juice - 2 tsp
Yellow or red colouring
Cold water - 250 ml
Almonds - 50 gms
Pistachio nuts - 30 gms
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 115 gms

Method:

  • Dissolve the sugar in the water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the fire and strain through muslin cloth.
  • Mix corn flour in cold water and add to the syrup.
  • Then add colouring and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until mixture turns into a lump.
  • Mix lime juice and continue stirring. When the mixture sticks to the bottom of the pan,add ittle ghee and continue cooking.
  • Repeat the addition of the ghee till the mixture stops sticking o he sides of the pan and becomes one lump.
  • Add dried blanched almonds, pista and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Pour the halwa into the greased dish, and press it evenly.
  • When set, cut into diamond pieces.


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