Monday, April 13, 2009

Cornflour Halwa

 Happy Tamil New Year To U All & Ur Family               

After trying halwa with wheat flour and maida flour, i tried out halwa with corn flour...cornflour, is the starch of the corn grain..cornflour is also used as a thickening agent in soups and liquids. As the starch is heated by the liquid, the molecule chains unravel, allowing them to collide with other starch chains to form a mesh - thus slowing the movement of water molecules. This results in thickening of the liquid, be it soup, stock or other culinary liquids. Cornflour halwa tastes delicious also very quick to make out, its ressembles quite like maida halwa..



1cup Corn flour
2cups Sugar
3cups Water
1/4 cup Ghee r butter
2tsp Cardamom powder
2pinch Food colour
10nos Cashew nuts r almond nuts
1pinch Salt

Dry roast the cornflour in simmer for few seconds, take a heavy bottomed pan, mix together cornflour , sugar,salt n water everything nicely without any lumps .

Heat the pan with the corn flour mix (it will ressembles like water)n stir it continously, after a while u may notice that they will start cooking and a transparent layer will appear while u take out ur spatula..at this stage keep the flame in simmer, add the pinches of food colour n stir them continously..


After a while they turns completely as jelly as shown in picture, be alert coz it will happens really very fast, add cardamom powder, ghee to the cornflour jelly..after few minutes they will turn as a dough n get off from the bottom of the vessel..add the cashew nuts r almond nuts, if u r using cashew nuts fry them with little ghee before adding, for almond nuts chop them n add directly to the halwa..put off the stove, grease a plate n pour the halwa to the plate, let them cool for atleast one hour.


Cut them into small pieces...Delicious Corn flour halwa is ready to serve...Can keep in fridge for 3 days...

37 comments:

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Looking lovely priya..Nice color...

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

very nice..amazing halwa..i love the color..my mouth is watering here!!

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful looking Halwa, looks glossy, similar to Jell-O! :)

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow... completely awesome Priya! Looks soo delicious... Happy new year! :)

Sucharitha said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New Year to you Priya. Thanks for the treat. The Halwa looks delish..

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

They look so lovely and glossy Priya, a very good one! Happy Tamil New year!

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

the halwa looks really delicious..loved tha torange colour! Happy new year to you too!

Aparna said... Reply To This Comment

From corn flour? One would never know looking at your halwa.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Happy Vishu dear..:)..missed so many posts..sorry da..running crazy with cooking cleaning for tomorrow..:)
That halwa is yum..special for vishu??:)

sharada said... Reply To This Comment

Wish you & your fly a happy prosperous new year.
The halwa looks very delicious & the color fantastic.

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

wow what a gorgeous halwa. Happy New year dear. Thanks for not replacing the traditional Tamil New year with Pongal New year. Proud of u dear.

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow priya..everyday a new recipe..Nice Look of the halwa...Mouth watering pics!!
n Happy New year!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow.. paaakave supera iruku. love the color. happy new year dear.

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yum, Priya. Glossy :) I have so many posts to catch up in your blog..i went on vacation.

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

Iniya puthaandu nalvazhthukkal Priya. Halwa romba supera irukku!

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Happy new year priya and halwa is yummyyy

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New Year Priya. I love Halwa's Will give this one a try.

Cilantro said... Reply To This Comment

New year wishes to you Priya!
I have`nt heard about this halwa so far. Looks too good. Would like to try them some day.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

soooo beautifil color priya looks so yum and I have to try this one

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful made it perfect and En inniya puttandu naal vazthukkal

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks yum. New variation...

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

U know what even I make this one but in Microwave oven!

இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New Year Priya....Halwa looks colorful and great for the occasion..

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color and very tempting..Happy Vishu Priya

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Iniya Tamil puthandu nalvalzthukal... Lovely color and I know you would come up with something awesome for new yr...

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Happy New Year,Priya.What a delectable halwa,enjoy:)

Suja said... Reply To This Comment

Priya thats a delicious halwa with cornflour..happy new year :)

Suma Rajesh said... Reply To This Comment

i too mke the same way...mouthwatering halwas..

Lisa said... Reply To This Comment

I've been meaning to make halwa. Great idea to use corn flour.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya wont you take rest??>..:)..halwa looks great!

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Cornflour halwa?...completely new to me...Love the color...Halwa looks lovely Priya.

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

totally yummy :)
love the colour and am drooling here!

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

corn halwa looks very tempting.Corn halwa and turkish delight looks almost same.Good one,Priya!

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

Oh this looks so tempting.. does the texture match that of maida halwa?

Shabs.. said... Reply To This Comment

wooooowww...i love these stuffs.....is it that halwa we see in bakeries in india normally.....?i really want to make this one...lovely post and lovely blog u got in here...came here thru poornimas blog...

Dhanya Nambirajan said... Reply To This Comment

Never tried cornflour halwa. Looks yummy and nice click too:).

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

I just tried this halwa and it turned great. Will serve this for my guests tomorrow for Diwali. Thanks :)