Corn flour halva is an instant, no fuss preparation which is delicious and easy to make. You can use any essence, food colouring and dried fruits of your choice. Here I have used Raspberry essence and roasted cashewnuts. It can be served both chilled or at room temperature.
- 1 cup corn flour
- 2. 5 cups of sugar
- 4 cups water
- Raspberry essence
- 6 drops of Pink food colour
- 3 tbsps ghee/ clarified butter
- Juice of half a lime
- A handful of broken cashew bits
Roast the cashew bits in a tsp of ghee. Keep them aside. Tip in the corn flour, sugar, water, lemon juice, food colouring and the essence into a non stick pan. Mix thoroughly and take care to see that it is free from lumps. Keep stirring on a medium flame. At one point, the mixture starts thickening and takes on a glaze. Add the ghee and keep stirring. Within a few minutes the halva starts leaving the sides of the pan. Drop in the roasted cashew bits, mix and pour the halva into a pre greased plate. Allow to cool thoroughly. Cut into desired shape.
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