Recipe for Sweet and Delicious Bombay Mahim Halwa

Bombay Ice-Halwa
Bombay Mahim Halwa

This is a simple step-by-step Recipe for making at home the famous and popular Bombay Mahim Halwa, also called as the Bombay Ice-Halwa. This is a specificity Maharashtrian Sweet, which is found in most Mithai Shops in Maharashtra. You can also prepare this Halwa during the Diwal festival to add variety to your Diwali Faral.

The Marathi language version of this Mithai recipe can be seen here – Homemade Mahim Halwa

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 12-15 Pieces

1 Cup Refined Flour
3 Cups Sugar
3 Cups Vanaspati Ghee
1 Cup Water
7-8 Green Cardamom
4-6 Almonds (cut in thin pieces)
Some Charoli Nuts [Chironji]
2-3 Drops of any color you wish to add, like, yellow, green or orange.

Stirring the Mahim Halwa in a Kadai
Stirring the Mahim Halwa
Bombay Ice-Halwa
Bombay Mahim Halwa

Mix the Refined Flour, Sugar, 1 Cup Vanaspati Ghee and Water in a Kadai.
Keep the Kadai on a slow flame and keep stirring the Mixture until it become thick.
While stirring the Mixture add Ghee and keep stirring.
When the Mixture becomes thick, pour it over a stainless steel plate and spread evenly over the plate. Then cut it into big sized pieces.
If you want to add the color then add the Color into half the portion of the mixture.
After spreading the Mixture, garnish it with thin stripes of Cardamom and Almond.

By Sujata Nerurkar

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