Makai ka Halwa

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.

Makai ka Halwa

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Makai ka Halwa recipe - How to make Makai ka Halwa

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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.
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.
Tarla Dalal
27 May 16 01:48 PM
   Hi, You should get the same colour, at times colour may vary because of the quality of saffron one is using.
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. .