Punjabi Chandu Halwai Karachiwala

Punjabi Chandu Halwai Karachiwala is a halwai shop in Mumbai. It was originally established in Karachi[1] in 1896.[2]

Bombay Halwa (Corn Flour Halwa)

Its owners moved to Mumbai after the partition of India.[3] Karachi halwa, also known as Bombay halwa was popularized by halwais moving from Karachi.[4]

While many preparations remain traditional, it occasionally develop new sweets.[5]

Feeding of refugeesEdit

Sri Prakasa, the first High Commissioner to Pakistan, recalled an incident during the days of partition, when he faced the problem of feeding the refugees in Karachi in 1947. He was able to get the food supplies from Chandu Halwai, which refused to take the payment.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ramananda Chatterjee (1938). The Modern Review. Prabasi Press Private, Limited. 64: 91. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Limaye, Yogita (16 February 2014). "India's family firms modernise to stay in business". BBC News. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  3. ^ Pakistan: Birth and Early Days, Sri Prakāśa, Hindustan times, Meenakshi Prakashan, 1965, p. 67, 68
  4. ^ The Illustrated Weekly of India. 98 (4): 18. 1977 https://books.google.com/books?id=62w6AQAAIAAJ&q=%22karachi+halwa%22. {{cite journal}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
    - Gavin Thomas (2010). The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra. Roiugh Guides. p. 134.
  5. ^ Mugdha Variyar (23 September 2012). "Modaks with a twist flavour of this year's Ganeshotsav". Hindustan Times. Mumbai. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ मौत को बुलावा था हिन्दू पोशाक पहनना http://panchjanya.com/arch/2000/2/6/File19.htm

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