1½ cup milk
1 cup sugar
¼ cup ghee / clarified butter
¼ cup corn flour
¼ of orange food colour
¼ tsp cardamom / elachi, powdered
1 tbsp almonds / badam, chopped
1 tbsp pistachios, chopped
1.Firstly, in a large kadai take 1½ cup milk, 1 cup sugar, ¼ cup corn flour and ¼ cup ghee.Make sure to stir continuously keeping the flame and low without forming any lumps.After 5 minutes, the mixture starts to thicken and turns into a paste consistency.
2.Now add ¼ tsp of orange food colour and 1 tsp ghee.Mix well keeping the flame on medium.Further, add ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well.Mix till the mixture turns glossy. add a tsp of more ghee if it's not turning glossy.Transfer a ladleful of ice halwa mixture on to butter paper.
3.Place another sheet of greased butter paper over it and spread the mixture gently with hand.Also using a rolling pin spread thin / thick thickness as desired.Peel off the butter paper and sprinkle few chopped almonds and pistachios.
4.Allow the mixture cool for 2 hours or refrigerate for 15 minutes.Now cut the ice halwa into squares (along with sheet) once set completely.Finally, bombay ice halwa is ready to serve or store for a week in the refrigerator.