Bombay Halva

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Total Time:
1.5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Corn flour - 120 gm
  • Water - 2.5 cups
  • Cream of tartar - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 3 cups
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup, approximately
  • Essence and color as required
  • Chopped nuts - 1/2 cup

How to Make Bombay Halva

  • Mix corn flour with 1 cup water and cream of tartar and keep aside.
  • Make two thread syrup with sugar, 1.5 cups water and lime juice.
  • In a thick pan, cook the corn flour mixture till it forms a lump.
  • Remove from fire and mix in the sugar syrup.
  • Place it back on fire and cook, stirring, adding ghee gradually.
  • When the halva becomes thick and firm (after about 40 minutes), add essence, colour and half the nuts.
  • Pour in a greased pan. Sprinkle remaining nuts on top. Cool and cut into pieces.