Halwa is not just a sweet but a tradition. A Pakistani and Indian tradition to reflect happiness, contentment, cheerfulness and the sense of bliss. Enjoying and distributing Halwas multiply the merriment of an achievement, a new relationship, a new partnership or the joys of a celebratory calendar event.
In Muslim community, use of halwa and similar sweet desserts is like a devotional tradition. Muslims throughout the world cook halwas on religious occasions like Shab e Baraat and Eid ul Fitar, distribute halwas and sweets on Taravih completion in Ramadan ul Mubarak, gift halwas on engagements and sometimes on a big achievement or success.
Here are the top 5 Halwa of Pakistan. These halwas are very famous sweets made with basic household ingredients. Recipe links are also given for your assistance.
1. BESAN KA HALWA
Besan ka halwa or Gram flour sweet is one of the most popular dessert recipes in Pakistan. Besan halwa is also picked as basic dessert recipe to cook on religious occasions. Gram flour sweet halwa is perfect to prepare; cook it, store it for days and eat whenever you want. This superb halwa is prepared with besan, sugar, milk, eggs, green cardamoms, ground coconut and almonds. If you want to make this halwa, Here is the recipe of Besan ka Halwa.
2. SUJI KA HALWA
I believe you must have tasted suji ka halwa some day in your life. Suji ka halwa (Semolina pudding) is another common sweet desserts of Pakistani homes. Our mom, grandma or elder sisters are expert in making traditional Pakistani desserts, one of which is sooji halwa.
The great thing in this recipe is that it does not require you to be a kitchen savvy! Even men can cook this appealing sweet dessert. You simply need suji, sugar, yellow food coloring, green cardamoms, water and ghee. Let's quench your halwa desires; here is the recipe of Suji ka Halwa
3. CHANE KI DAAL KA HALWA
Dal Chana (split gram lentil) as you know is an everyday used food in our homes. Dal Chana is used to make many different kinds of foods. Let's tell you about it's another sweet use; it can also be used to make a very tasty sweet halwa famous as Chana Dal Halwa. It is also one of the most favorite halwas of Pakistani women. They cook it at Shab e Baraat, Eid occasions and at other moments of pleasure and joyfulness.
Chana Daal Halwa requires milk, daal chana, sugar, crushed coconut, butter, green cardamoms, almonds, raisins and optionally pistachios. Have you ingredients? what now? here is the trick: Recipe of Chane ki Daal ka Halwa.
Read the recipe instructions, make the sweet and become the eye candy of your family!
4. AATE KA HALWA
Aate ka halwa, another famous halwa dessert to turn the kitchen walls fragrant and aromatic. Often Pakistani household women are cooking aate ka halwa on certain occasions including Shab e Baraat. This recipe is very common because of the simplest ingredients it requires. You can make atta halwa or flour halwa simply with flour, sugar, pistachios, raisins, ghee and almonds.
Get Aate ka Halwa Recipe Here
Enjoy the halwa with its superb taste and with its pleasing aroma.
5. BADAM KA HALWA
Badam Halwa (Almond Halwa) is another means of sharing the love, happiness and sweetness to your close folks. Badam halwa, permeated with the essence of almonds, gives a superb taste and aroma of dry fruits with every bite you take. Badam halva is also a simpler and quicker dessert recipe. Things you need are just almonds, sugar and water. This halwa is one of the basic oriental household halwas, made frequently in the homes of Pakistanis even if Pakistanis are living in other parts of the world.
Here is the recipe of Badam Halwa
Follow the instructions to prepare a wonderful sweet item for your home.
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