Corn flour halwa with dry fruits and nuts made over stovetop. With full video and step by step pictures.
I learnt a super easy and quick to prepare corn flour halwa from my MIL after marriage. She makes it in microwave oven in a jiffy when there are surprise guests. Even when the family needs a quick sweet treat, she prepares this. No sweat. Check the microwave corn flour halwa here.
Unlike other halwa which needs too much of stirring and ghee involved in it, this corn flour halwa is pretty better in those aspects. I made this halwa this time in stove top as many of my friends as for stove top version and to make a difference, I added dry fruits and nuts. I also used unrefined sugar, so the colour turned out something like the south Indian wheat halwa, which I liked. If you want you can use white sugar in place of it and keep it as such or add food colour of your choice for more attractive colour. But make sure to use natural food colours as we don’t hear anything good about the artificial food colours in the market.
How to make corn flour halwa step by step pictures:
- Dissolve corn flour in 1 & 1/2 cups water, keep aside. In a heavy bottomed pan, add sugar.
- Add 1 cup water and stir well. Once sugar dissolves and starts boiling, let it boil for 2 minutes. No need to wait until any consistency to reach.To this syrup, stir in the dissolved corn flour.
- Keep stirring. It will turn glossy.
- Once glossy and smooth, start adding ghee one tbsp at a time and mix until it absorbs. Once 1/4 cup ghee is added completely, add chopped dry fruits and nuts, powdered cardamom.
- Continue stirring until you see small whitish bubbles at the bottom. Keep a greased tray ready.
- Pour the halwa and let it become warm enough to handle. Invert and tap gently. It will come off easily and cut it into pieces with sharp knife.
Best when consumed the same day. But you can keep refrigerated and consume within 3 days.