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Karachi Halwa Recipe

Karachi Halwa
How to make Karachi Halwa

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

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
  • Prep Time 15 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings3
  • Medium

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

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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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