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Dry fruits halwa, Nuts halwa

Corn flour halwa with dry fruits and nuts made over stovetop. With full video and step by step pictures.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18


  • ½ cup Corn flour white corn starch
  • 1 & ½ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Ghee
  • ¾ cup Dry fruits nuts mixed
  • 1 Cardamom


  • Dissolve corn flour in 1 & ½ 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 ¼ 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.



  • When you pour the corn flour mixture, it will un evenly look as if it is forming lumps, but keep stirring, it will become evenly smooth and glossy.
  • Add ghee only after the mixture turns glossy. The sugar syrup need not reach any consistency. So just boil so that it is not like water.
  • I used nuts like badam, cashewnuts, pistachios, dates, raisin, tutti fruity.
  • You can also add chopped dry figs.
  • You can add or reduce ghee as per your wish, but ghee gives the halwa flavour.
  • Also 1 tsp lemon juice can be added while making halwa for a tangy twist.