9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa / Sogan Halwa / Corn Flour Halwa–Maharashtra

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bombay Halwa / Karachi Halwa / Sogan Halwa / Corn Flour Halwa–Maharashtra

Welcome to state of Bollywood, Cricket, Fashion and all that shines!!! State of Maharashtra is one of the very popular and advanced state in the Country. From Wiki – “Maharashtra (/mɑːhəˈrɑːʃtrə/; [məharaːʂʈrə] ( listen))(Marathi: महाराष्ट्र), is a state in the western region of India. It is the second most populous state after Uttar Pradesh and third largest state by area in India. Maharashtra is the wealthiest state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP (2006–2007 figures).  Mumbai, the capital city of the state, is India's largest city and the financial capital of the nation. Maharashtra is the world's second most populous first-level administrative country sub-division”. Coming to today’s recipe, it is very famous halwa that is a quick and tasty sweet which tastes best when served warm. This can be done in less than 15 minutes from start to finish. Most of the cooking is done in microwave here. This halwa is also called as Sogan Halwa, Corn Flour Halwa, Karachi Halwa.. This halwa does not have a very long shelf, so please use it up in a few days. I got this recipe from here
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Ingredients
 
Corn Starch – ½ cup (will be white in color)
Color of Choice – A little
Water – 2 cups 
Sugar – 1 ½ cups (increase it to 1 ¾ for more sweeter taste)
Ghee – 1 tea spoon + 1 table spoon + to grease
Cashew – 10
Cardamom Powder – ½ tea spoon
Edible Camphor – A pinch
Nutmeg Powder – ¼ tea spoon (I would say not add it as it creates lot of brown spots)
Salt – A pinch
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Method
Heat a tea spoon of ghee and roast the cashews and set aside.
Grease a mold (about 6 inches in size) and have ready
In a microwave safe bowl (take one which has some height to it like a mixing bowl), mix together corn starch, sugar, water and color well until no lumps
Microwave on high for 6 minutes. After 4th minute, remove from the microwave and stir. Add a table spoon of ghee.
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Put it back in the microwave and cook for another 5 minutes (removing, mixing and putting it back minute and half) . 
Add cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, edible camphor and put it back in the microwave for another minute
To check if the halwa is ready – put a little on a plate and you should be able to remove it without difficulty.
Remove the halwa from the microwave and add the roasted cashews and mix well and pour the halwa into the grease mold and set for 30 minutes. Cut after 30 minutes and enjoy.. The total cooking time is 6 + 5 + 1 = 12 minutes on the microwave…

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18 comments :

  1. I will come back and re read this recipe carefully...I have been wanting to make this one since a long time..love it...i love the translucent look..beautiful sowmya..this is another post that has got glued to my head after those glamorous rasgullas:)))

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  2. Prefect squares and very glossy halwa, irresistible they are, wish i live near to taste these beauties.

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  3. you got everything right here..the recipe the pictures and description, very beautifully done

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  4. Love the pictures with the light shining through. IT shows off the texture of the halwa perfectly. Nice, very nice,

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  5. OOhh!! Halwa looks super tempting Sowmya. You have made it perfect...

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  6. Very vibrant pictures. My sister's MIL prepares this at the drop of a hat!

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  7. The halwa has turned out excellent Sowmya, great job..

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  8. halwa is glistening like gold.. very beautifully captured sowmya.. great job

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  9. Halwa looks amazing. Clicks are perfect.

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  10. Perfect pieces,sogan halwa looks so glossy and tempting,feel like grabbing it.

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  11. Love love love the glossy texture that you have attained in the bombay halwa! Looks too good Sowmya...I will be making these soon!

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  12. Halwa turned out perfect and I think I finish all those in a day. Good recipe to represent the state.

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  13. You have totally nailed the recipe Sowmya.Love the translucent look of the Halwa. Perfect!

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  14. Sowmya I made this twice but on stove top. Let me tell you I did not appreciate the hard work needed to make it. I love your MW method and will try it out.Thnaks

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  15. Omg irristible bombay halwa sowya .. you have made them so perfect and love this square shaped beauties..

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  16. Bombay Halwa is very famous in Gujarat. My father left Gujarat and settled in Calcutta approx 50 yrs back. We don't find that delicacy in this state. I tried this recipe and turned out gr8. I could see that smile on my father's face. Next time, I will add less colour and again report. Recipe was urs, efforts were mine, Thanx from my father.

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  17. Bombay Halwa is very famous in Gujarat. My father left Gujarat and settled in Calcutta approx 50 yrs back. We don't find that delicacy in this state. I tried this recipe and turned out gr8. I could see that smile on my father's face. Next time, I will add less colour and again report. Recipe was urs, efforts were mine, Thanx from my father.

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