Makai ka Halwa

Makai ka Halwa

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Here is a unique halwa made of grated sweet corn sweetened with sugar and flavoured with spices like cardamom and saffron. Milk gives the Makai ka Halwa a very rich flavour while grated coconut improves the mouth-feel.

Although it is a unique recipe, it still has a traditional touch to it. This makes the halwa appealing to both the younger and older generations! Serve it at a party and watch the compliments pile up.

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Makai ka Halwa recipe - How to make Makai ka Halwa

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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2 tbsp ghee
1 cup grated sweet corn cob
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
a pinch of saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 cup chopped mixed nuts (cashewnuts and pistachios)
  1. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the sweet corn, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  2. Add the milk and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the coconut, cardamom powder and saffron, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes or till it leaves the sides of the pan, while stirring continuously.
  4. Switch off the flame, add the nuts and mix well.
  5. Serve hot.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy345 cal
Protein6.3 g
Carbohydrates44.8 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat15.6 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium14.8 mg
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Makai ka Halwa
 on 26 May 16 07:13 PM

The color didn''t match the picture but it tastes ok.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You should get the same colour, at times colour may vary because of the quality of saffron one is using.
27 May 16 01:48 PM
Makai ka Halwa
 on 16 May 16 05:25 PM

Makai ka halwa. . This was really a suprise fir me... as I could not believe we can make a sweet with sweet corn.. This was simply amazing.. A must try recipe. .