Karachi Halwa Recipe

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Karachi Halwa
  • Chef: Mannat Khana
  • Recipe Servings: 3
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Karachi halwa is a chewy Indian dessert loaded with the goodness of almonds, pistachios and other dry fruits.

Ingredients of Karachi Halwa

  • Water
  • 500 gm caster sugar
  • 115 gm arrowroot
  • 3-5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • ghee as required
  • 60 gm almonds
  • 30 pistachios

How to Make Karachi Halwa

1.Dissolve the sugar in 3 cups of water. Stir and boil for 5 minutes.
2.Strain through a sieve lined with muslin cloth.
3.Mix arrowroot powder with sugar syrup.
4.Add 5 cups cold water to make a thin paste.
5.Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns into one lump-less lump.
6.Add lime juice. Stir away.
7.When the mixture sticks to the base of the pan, add 1 tbsp ghee.
8.Repeat this step until the mixture becomes a lump again!
9.Fold in the nuts. Pour into a greased pan. Smooth down with a greased spoon. Allow to cool.
10.Cut into squares and serve. Store refrigerated for upto 4 days.
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