Recipe: Bombay Halwa

Ganesh Chaturthi is bound to get delicious with this sweet delight!


1 cup Ghee
1/3 cup Sago
1/3 cup plain Flour
2/3 cup Corn Flour
4 cups Sugar
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
2 tsp Cardamom Powder
1 cup crushed assorted Nuts (cashews, pistachios, almonds, and peanuts)
Food colours (green, yellow, orange, or red)

Soak sago in 2 cups water overnight.
Combine plain flour and corn flour. Soak overnight in 2 cups water.
Make a thick syrup from 1½ cups water and sugar, boiling and stirring on medium heat.
Add lemon juice and stir.
Combine sago with flour mixture and pour into a non-sticky pan on low heat.
Add 1 tsp ghee, alternating with 1 tsp syrup, to the flour mix, until both the ingredients remain half of their actual volume.
Add a pinch of colour and cardamom powder, stirring constantly.
Add the remaining ghee and syrup in the same manner, stirring after each addition.
Add nuts and mix well.
Simmer until the mixture turns translucent and starts leaving the pan.
Butter a deep platter and pour the mixture in it and cool to room temperature.
After 1 hour, cut the halwa in squares.
This yummy delight is ready to be served!

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