Sohan Halwa

Posted on 31 October 2011 by Radhika Subramanian | Tickling Palates.

You’ll need:

  • Corn flour – 5 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1-1/2 cups
  • Water – 3-1/2 cups
  • Pumpkin seeds – 1/4 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Orange food color – few drops


Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add sugar and cook till it reaches a sticky consistency. No need for one string consistency which is a plus in this halwa. Prepare a plate by greasing it with ghee and keep it ready.

Take remaining 1/2 cup of water and add corn flour and mix well without any lumps. Mix this to the sugar syrup and cook over low flame.

The mixture would be milk white at this stage. After cooking for 5-7 minutes the consistency will thicken and you can see that the mixture has turned glass like. The raw smell would have gone by now.

Add cardamom powder, ghee, orange food color and pumpkin seeds. Mix well and transfer to the greased plate. Let it rest for half an hour. Cut into desired shapes and Serve.