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Corn Halwa

 Published 2012-Sep-25   Updated 2017-Nov-17

- Submitted by Apoorva

(Corn Dessert, Sweet Corn Halwa, Corn Ka Halwa, Golden Delight)

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One fine day, we were expecting the arrival of my father-in-law’s elder brother. He was in USA during our wedding and had come to India for vacation. I was bit nervous and planning my lunch menu the day before itself. I somehow wanted to get a good impression from him as a new bride. I gave a list of vegetables and provisions needed to prepare the menu, the best I could prepare. My husband went to the departmental shop nearby and got me the things listed.

The next day morning I ran towards the kitchen to start cooking. Side by side I was also cleaning our new rented house. After all I should get a good impression right. I cooked one item after the other and pretty soon was ready with everything. I cleaned the kitchen and proudly sat for a while. I was visualizing the platter with my full lunch preparation. All of a sudden it stuck me that I hadn't prepared any dessert. I immediately called my mom and asked for an idea. She suggested me to make some halwa.

To make halwa, I checked my fridge for carrot or pumpkin but both were not here. I saw sweet corns in a basket and had a vague idea. Why don’t I try corn halwa? I started my new experiment as my guests were on the way.

Finally uncle family arrived and after all the initial formalities, got his blessings. I served lunch and was pretty anxious about my halwa. To my surprise, he appreciated my corn halwa so much and got some packed to eat later. I was filled with excitement and a sense of accomplishment that day.

Now here comes my experimented corn halwa recipe for you all to experiment. It has a beautiful natural golden colour that adds beauty to this sweet dish.

Recipe For Corn Halwa

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Serves: 4-5
Shelf life: best when fresh, 2-3 days in fridge


  • Semi crushed corn kernels - 1 cup
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Pure ghee - 1 cup
  • Khoya - 1 cup
  • Semolina - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup ( or adjust according to your choice )
  • Saffron(Kesar) - few strands dissolved in lukewarm milk
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp


  1. Heat ghee in a thick bottom pan and add the crushed corn and sauté for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Then add semolina and keep stirring till it changes the color and stops sticking to the kadhai.
  3. Add milk and keep on stirring, add khoya and mix well. Cook the same till it leaves the sides of the vessel.  
  4. Add sugar and mix well.
  5. When it thickens, add saffron soaked in milk and cardamom powder.
  6. Remove from the kadhai and transfer to serving dish. Garnish with chopped pistachio, badam and charoli. Your golden delight is ready to serve.

Serving Corn Halwa

  • Serve this sweet corn halwa as a healthy evening after school snack with a cup of milk for kids.
  • It can also be served as a dessert after any meal.
  • It also can be served as a side with chapati or puri.

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Hi Dahlia

thank you so mcuh

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