If you Excel, it’s HALWA TIME,
If you have guests, it’s HALWA TIME,
If you have a prayer gatherings, it’s HALWA TIME again!!!!!
So in short Indians have a sweet and a soft corner for HALWA. Since childhood each Indian kid has enjoyed this velvety, creamy, hot dish. Indian caterers too have this favorite dish in their menu. In fact, every Indian weddings you’ll find halwa for the dessert.
In India, there are numerous types of HALWA such as,
GAJAR KA HALWA (CARROT HALWA)
Carrot halwa is known to have originated in Punjab and is very famous in winters. This famous sweet dish is made with carrots and milk with nuts to add flavor. In every North Indian household, kilograms of Carrot is bought to make this Indian sweet dish.
SUJI KA HALWA (SEMOLINA HALWA)
If you have a Pooja or spiritual gatherings at home then you are bound to be served suji ka halwa as Prasad i.e. offering to the gods. This soft and savory is made from semolina, water and nuts. Some Indian caterers even add milk to the dish to make it creamier.
BADAM HALWA (ALMONDS HALWA)
Badam halwa is a delicious dessert made with almonds, butter/ ghee (clarified butter) is garnished with nuts and adding a little color to make it look more attractive. In fact, in India it is believed that almonds are a great source of nutrition for the body especially for brain and eyes. This could be an indirect way of making your child eat almonds.
MOONG DAL KA HALWA (LENTIL HALWA)
This dish is every Indian caterer’s favorite. Most Indian wedding ceremonies have this golden dish on its buffet. Made from the lentils i.e. Moong dal and is flavored with cardamom and almonds, the taste and texture of the halwa is irresistible…
DOODHI KA HALWA (BOTTLE GOURD HALWA)
A traditional mithai that everybody has a reason to like—some for the taste and some for the goodness of bottle gourd and milk. This is an extremely healthy dish and an innovative way to make kids eat it. In fact, bottle gourd is considered as a very healthy Indian food.
Persian Sohan Halwa is a traditional dessert in Afghanistan, India and Pakistan, which is a variety of dense dessert. It is made by boiling water, milk, sugar, and corn flour until it becomes solid. Saffron is used for flavoring. Ghee is used to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Almonds, pistachios and cardamom seeds are added. This is a rich dish and is usually present in south Indian catering services.
This easy to cook, uncomplicated sweet is a delight to eat. And if you are planning to host some occasion then one of the types of halwas could be the show stealer of the party. So, give it a try!!!!