Karachi/Rubber Halwa

One fine evening, we were watching some interesting show on television n so suddenly, I started blabbering about my favorite biscuits! Hubby just paused that show for a while n observed my excitement while talking :P “I love Monaco, Crack Jack, Hide n Seek, Bourbon etc…. n yes, Parle-G too” n hubby added “I love Good Day too“!!! Brands of biscuits was totally off the topic that time… Even I thought once if we eat ’em regularly now??!!! Naah… That was a kid in me, speaking out!

Have you ever wondered the reason of feeling yourself attached with specific brand of biscuits? Or some of the snacks/munchies? Or even the sweet dishes??!!! Do you experience travelling in festive seasons you celebrated as a kid? Do you feel that you still miss having thepla/paratha on long trips? I know now you definitely will think over it…

It’s food that connects me the most with my childhood memories! I’m never into sweets, but if it comes to be in form of jello type halwa i.e. Rubber Halwa, I still go mad :P Never ever got a chance to have them since my brother left for further studies… Before that, mum or dad used to bring them from sweet stores at times!

While making various sweets/savories for this Diwali, thought of making this ‘Karachi Halwa’ (I still call it Rubber Halwa only)! Honestly, I didn’t know what all goes in this sweet, but confirmed that with my mum n decided to give it a try! I even found a better way… to make it in Microwave, so no sticky/messy kitchen n utensils anymore :P

It just takes total of 5 mins in preparation n cooking, half hour in setting n that’s it!!! Try it out… I’m sure your kids as well as you are going to love it :)

rubber halwa

Makes: 10-12 pieces


1/2 cup Corn Flour (white)
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Ghee + 1/2 tsp
2 cups Water
2 tbsp Chopped Nuts
A pinch of Cardamom Powder
2-3 drops Food-Color


  1. Mix corn flour, water and sugar in a microwave safe bowl and mix well to make a lump-free batter.
  2. Add 2 tsp ghee just after that along with food color. Again give a quick stir.
  3. Microwave on high for 2 mins and take it out.
  4. Add chopped nuts, cardamon powder and whisk once.
  5. Again microwave for 2 mins and stir it quickly.
  6. One more time, on high for a min only.
  7. Grease a small plate with ghee and transfer the mixture to the plate.
  8. Flatten using a greased spatula and let it rest for around half hour.
  9. Cut it into pieces (squares/diamonds) and it’s ready to serve!

karachi halwa


  • Use your choice of food-color i.e. green, orange, red etc. I used pink one! :P
  • Don’t reduce the amount of sugar here, as it lends a beautiful glaze to this halwa!