Karachi Halwa

If you have ever eaten sweets at any store in Hyderabad, you know there always are these psychedelic sweets catching your eye. One of my dad’s favorite, I never thought it possible I could make this at home but I did!

Makes: 26 pieces
Corn flour – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1 and 1/2 cups
Water – 1 cup + 1 and 1/2 cups
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Cashew nuts – 1/4 cups, chopped finely
Cardamom powder – a tiny pinch
Food colour – a small pinch but the more psychedelic the better! ?

Take cornflour in a mixing bowl, add 1 and 1/2 cups of water and whisk it well to avoid lumps.Then add food color and mix well. Keep aside.
In a separate pan preferable nonstick, take sugar and add 1 cup of water. Allow it to boil and wait till the sugar completely dissolves and become slightly thick. No need to check for any string consistency but make sure the syrup is sticky.
Then add the cornflour mixture, keep stirring in low flame.Stir continuously to avoid lumps while adding. It will start to thicken up.
Keep on stirring until you see the halwa texture. Now add ghee and cardamom powder
Once it is thick and comes together as a whole mass and starts to leave the sides of the pan add fried cashews and switch off. Now transfer the mixture to a ghee greased plate. Let it set at least for an hour and cut into squares and enjoy.

Recipe courtesy: sharmispassions.com

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