Corn Halwa

I was brought up in Kerala and my hubby is from Tamil Nadu. So clashes with respect to language happen now and then.

One incident that comes to mind is the two of us teaching him the days of the week in Tamil.

  • Sunday   => Nyayaru (Me : Its Nyayar, not Nyayaru. Hubby : No, its not!)
  • Monday => Thingal (Mutual consent)
  • Tuesday => Chevvai (Me : Chovva, not Chevvai. Hubby : No, its not!)
  • Wednesday => Bhudan(Mutual consent)
  • Thursday => Vyazhan (Me : Its Vyazham. Hubby : Its not! )
Full fight broke out by then.
‘Vyazham’ : Me.
‘Vyazhan’ : Hubby.
‘Draagon’  : Kiddo said.

Not surprisingly, we are back to Sunday-Monday. Its easier on every one.

Talking about making life easy, here is an easy halwa recipe. From the time I saw the recipe for Makai Jajaria in Priya’s place, I have been planning to make it. I saw that there was an easier microwave version also of the recipe, so of course, as one to make life as easy as possible, I followed the MW recipe.


  • Sweet corn kernels         :      2
  • Milk                                       :      1 1/2 cup
  • Ghee                                      :      1 tbsp
  • Sugar                                     :      1/2 cup
  • Cardamom Powder         :      1/4 tsp
  • Pistachios                            :      for garnishing


  1. Grate sweet corn from the cobs and grind in the blender.
  2. In a microwave proof bowl, add two tbsp of ghee and the sweet corn and cook on high power for 3-4 minutes. Do not cover the bowl.
  3. Add milk and cook for 5 minutes. Mix.
  4. Add sugar and cook for another 3-6 minutes, till you get a semi solid mixture. Microwave power differs and you need to depend on the consistency of the halwa instead of the minutes given.
  5. Add cardamom, mix well, decorate with pistachios. Serve hot or cold.
  6. Serves 2-3.

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16 responses to “Corn Halwa

  1. Thats a quick one…looks good..n ya thanks for teaching the South language:)

  2. This is the first sweet recipe I’m coming across that uses sweet corn. Nice…

  3. Chef Mireille

    looks so pretty and reminds me of corn pudding I used to have as a child at my best friend’s house. Her mom is from the Dominican Republic.

  4. Lol on the lang part..:)..halwa surely looks so tempting..

  5. Rajini…this looks too good. Now i have one more reason to buy corn!!

  6. I have read in some blog about this corn halwa.. its so new to me.. looks great.. Now, reading your post, i had to ask my husband how the days are pronounced :)

  7. Colorful Halwa..healthy one!!Nice pic..liked the bowl :)

  8. No point teaching hubby a new language. I have struggled to teach him Kannada for last so many years. It is impossible dear now my daughters teach him the language. :D

    Corn Halwa looks delicious.

  9. It’s the same story in our household… from Mallu land and hubby from Tamilnadu. LOL at Draagon…..

  10. Love that Color!!!! Delicious and Quick to make!!!!

  11. Halwa looks so tempting. Enjoyed your conversation..He He.

  12. Looks colorful and yummy.

  13. I couldnt stop giggling for 2 mins when I read this post : teaching languages are sooo ‘personal’ so much it becomes a war front… I have stopped teaching my kid any tamil (me and DH have soo different styles of the same language, it doesnt make any sense anymore to have fights over this). So Sunday, Monday it is !

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  14. Thanks for your submission to microwave easy cooking march edition. I never thought there could be a corn halwa too!

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