How to make Bombay Halwa -

This halwa is native to Bombay and therefore called so

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cornflour, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Mumbai

Course : Mithais

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Bombay Halwa

Bombay Halwa Recipe Card


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Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Bombay Halwa Recipe

  • Cornflour 1 cup

  • Sugar 2 cups

  • Ghee 1/2 cup

  • Cream of tartar a pinch

  • Edible food colour a few drop

  • Mixed nuts , chopped 1/2 cup

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch


Step 1

Take cornflour in a bowl and add 1½ cups water and whisk well.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick pan, add sugar and ¾ cup water and let the mixture come to a boil, stirring continuously. Add cornflour mixture, mix well and cook on medium heat.

Step 3

As the mixture thickens, add cream of tartar and mix well, stirring continuously.

Step 4

Add ghee, little by little, stirring continuously, till the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.

Step 5

Add food colour, nuts and cardamom powder and mix well.

Step 6

Pour this mixture into a casserole and set aside to cool. Once cooled cut into squares and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.