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Terri Guillemets, the famous quotation anthologist and author, summed it up perfectly when she said, “Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen – a happily-ever-after to supper.” As a nation, our love for ‘something sweet’ especially after a meal, is legendary. Traditionally, mithais or sweets were made at home. Mothers and grandmothers were often found in the kitchen rustling up something sweet for friends and family to enjoy after a meal or as a snack. But, due to time constraints, this practice has taken a backseat. These days, we often queue up at the local sweet shop for a pack of our favourite mithais. Throngs of people buy sweets or mithais to eat or gift friends on special occasions – or just as an excuse to eat sweets.
Of all the sweets available, Halwa is one of the most popular and well-loved desserts. The aroma of this sweet being made wafts through the house, engulfing us in a trance. The youngsters of the family are the most impatient and can’t seem to wait till the halwa is ready to be served. Halwa is popular with both the young and the old alike. Children love it when it is packed in their lunch boxes. Keep a box of halwa in the house and you’ll be surprised how many times it is raided! Many children cajole their mothers into making halwa as a treat if they’ve been good. Adults relish it not just after a meal but also with a hot cup of tea and some gossip. A serving of this sweet dish never fails to makes one feel better on a stressful day.
Halwa is served in countries of the Middle East, South, Central and West Asia, North Africa, and Central Europe. Whether it is the humble suji ka halwa made from semolina or suji, clarified butter or ghee and sugar, the rich gajar ka halwa prepared with grated carrots, ghee, milk and sugar, or the delicious dal ka halwa cooked with lentils – this dessert is enjoyed by all of us, age no bar.
Many varieties of halwa can be relished as desserts or eaten any time during get-togethers. Gajar ka halwa and dal ka halwa are often relished hot in the winter months. Depending on how it is made, halwa is either soft and fudgy or crumbly in texture. What is common is the generous sprinkling of dry fruits and nuts as garnish that gives this dessert a whole new dimension.
Another variant of this wonderful sweet dish is the Karachi Halwa which gets its name from the place it is believed to have originated from. This chewy dessert is filled with almonds, cashews, pistachios, and other dry fruits. The secret to its rubbery texture is the addition of corn flour. It is cooked, set and then cut into bite-sized pieces. This is especially enjoyed during Diwali and other festivals.
Sohan Halwa has an exceptionally different taste and consistency. This sweet is hard, dense, and caramel-like. You can bite into it and savour the rich crunchiness drowned in ghee and dry fruits. It is often shaped into round discs. Believed to be Persian in origin, it is served in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Tirunelveli halwa gets its name from the town in Tamil Nadu. The unique sweet gets its distinct taste from the water of the river Thamirabarani. This halwa is extremely popular in southern India and is made using wheat flour, water and ghee.
In our sweet-loving country, halwa is perhaps one of the most experimented dishes. It has so many versions that one would go crazy trying out all of them. Halwa can be made from fruits, nuts, vegetables, cereals, lentils, and flour. It is surprising how vegetables can be converted into the most lip-smacking feast! The main ingredients are sugar and ghee. Occasionally, condensed milk is added for a fuller taste. Mawa or thickened milk is sometimes added to enrich the flavour and add to the texture. Most halwas are easy to make and can be prepared at home, given the time and patience. However, due to our fast-paced lives, the tradition of making this dessert at home may not be an easy proposition, but thanks to halwais or sweet makers, all we need to do is buy readymade halwa at shops and markets.
Are you drooling already? Are you craving for something sugary to eat that will lift your spirits? Look no further. SaleBhai offers a wide range of halwas from well-known manufacturers all over the country to cater to your requirements and moods.
From sohan or soan halwa to Karachi and Bombay halwa, badam and ice halwa to dry fruit halwa, and Tirunelveli halwa to halwasan, SaleBhai brings you the widest range of this mithai in different flavours and taste.
Order your favourite pack today and indulge in pure sweetness and delight. Try sampling the Sohan halwa made by Gangaram Amarchand Halwai, Ajmer, the Karachi halwa by Bhagat Halwai, Agra, the gulab halwa by Halwai Sweets, Pali or Bombay halwa from Shree Kheteshwar Sweets and Farsan Mart, Vadodara, among many more.
These yummy sweets are sure to make it to your list of favourites and have you wanting for more. They have a shelf life of around 30 days to six months depending on the kind of halwa and the ingredients used. Now you can go online and with a click of a button, order the halwa you fancy.
SaleBhai offers best-quality halwa – straight from the source to your doorstep in no time and at such competitive prices! So bring out your bowls and spoons and dig into one of India’s most beloved desserts. You can serve halwa as a dessert or as a snack with tea or cold drinks, or leave it in an accessible place for young ones to feast upon – at any hour of the day. Crumbly halwa can be warmed in the microwave for a few seconds, allowing the ingredients to melt and make their way to your heart.
Order this delectable mithai on SaleBhai for any festive occasion or enjoy it whole-year through. It will bring childhood memories of your grandmother making your favourite sweet – just for you. Place your order today.