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karachi halwa
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Karachi Halwa

Karachi halwa is also known as Bombay Halva.
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: bombay halva, bombay halwa, karachi halwa
Servings: 8
Author: Gaurav


  • ¾ cup water & ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup tapioca starch/arrowroot or cornflour & ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup mixed dry fruits
  • 2-3 drops lemon juice
  • 4-5 tablespoon ghee
  • Food colour


  • Heat sugar and water in a pan to make the sugar syrup.
  • Mix tapioca starch to water along with color.
  • Slowly add starch mix to sugar syrup with lemon juice.
  • Keep stirring on low flame and add 1 tablespoon ghee.
  • Keep on mixing so that no lumps are formed and add 1 tablespoon ghee again.
  • Add nuts and add more ghee slowly while you keep on cooking on a low flame.
  • The halwa is cooked once it has turned translucent and the nuts are visible.
  • Spread the halwa on a greased tray or on a tray lined with baking paper.
  • Allow it to set for 4-6 hours.
  • Take the halwa out from the tray by turning it upside down.
  • Cut into desired shape.


!Tip: If the halwa is not set or not translucent, then you can again cook it with 1-2 tablespoon of ghee at a very low flame,
You can store it in fridge.Best served after you microwave or heating oven for 2-3 mins later.


Serving: 1g