Bombay Halwa recipe
Bombay Halwa is a famous dessert of Maharashtra. The sweet recipe is made using cornflour and almonds. It doesn’t need any artificial flavor or preservative. This recipe makes Haldiram style Bombay Halwa at home in a short time.
Festivals are the best time to celebrate with friends and family. It also the time when you feel like spending more and more time with your family and kids. Considering all the special meals that need to be prepared, we end up spending more time in the kitchen during festivals rather than with friends and family.
Dessert is almost a common recipe that is included in every Indian festival. And if that dessert is made in minutes without much effort then it becomes a must-try recipe. This Bombay halwa recipe that I will be sharing is very simple to prepare and it tastes exactly like the Haldiram Bombay halwa that is almost everyone’s favorite. Now that’s a bonus.
More about Haldiram Bombay Halwa Recipe
It was the occasion of Diwali and I had spent the whole day in the kitchen preparing for the gala dinner for my family and relatives. By the evening I had to perform the puja and then other rituals. That is when I realized there is no dessert on the menu except some ice cream that is in the refrigerator. Serving the guests with ice cream only as a dessert did not sound very good to me. Then I planned of making a quick and yummy dessert with as little effort as possible.
I came up with this improvised Bombay Halwa recipe. With very basic ingredients that were available in my kitchen I prepared this halwa in minutes. I was surprised to see this sweet tasted similar to the Haldiram’s Bombay halwa. It was a great surprise at the Diwali dinner and everyone loved it.
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Step by Step photo guide of how to make Haldiram Style Bombay Halwa Recipe
1. In a bowl add one cup of corn flour and one cup water. Mix to make a smooth slurry.
2. In a pan add sugar and water. Heat it to form thick syrup.
3. Now, gradually add the corn slurry to the syrup while continuously stirring it.
4. As the syrup thickens and changes colour, add ghee to it and mix well.
5. Keep adding dollops of ghee and stirring it till you get a smooth halwa like consistency.
6. Now add two drops of food colour and mix everything properly.
7. Dash in some chopped almond and stir it to mix.
8. Now transfer the halwa in a tray. Rest it for at least 3 hours to set in.
9. After 3 hours remove the halwa and cut it into desired shapes to serve.
10. Bombay Halwa is ready
Bombay Halwa Recipe card
- Measuring cups
- Setting tin or tray
- 1&1/4 cup Sugar
- 2&1/2 cup Water
- 1 cup Cornflour
- 2 tbs Ghee
- 2 tbs Almond
- Food color orange
- In a bowl add one cup of cornflour and one cup of water. Mix to make a smooth slurry.
- In a pan add sugar and water. Heat it to form a thick syrup.
- Now, gradually add the corn slurry to the syrup while continuously stirring it.
- As the syrup thickens and changes color, add ghee to it and mix well.
- Keep adding dollops of ghee and stirring it till you get a smooth halwa like consistency.
- Now add two drops of food color and mix everything properly.
- Dash in some chopped almond and stir it to mix.
- Now transfer the halwa in a tray. Rest it for at least 3 hours to set in.
- After 3 hours remove the halwa and cut it into desired shapes to serve.