A Middle Eastern sweet based on ground roasted sesame seeds and honey.
Ground roasted sesame seeds and honey from the Middle East.
Sweets made from syrup and vegetables or fruit. Serve cold in small squares. It is translucent and comes in bright colours depending on ingredient used; e.g. orange (carrot), green (pistachio), red (mango), etc. Has texture thicker than Turkish delight. Sometimes garnished with edible silver foil.
A congealed, translucent, small, squared-shaped, bright Indian sweet made from finely grated vegetables, fruits, syrups, milk, and sugar. This sweet, flavored with cardamom, has a thick pudding consistency. The most popular types are carrot, pistachio, and mango.
A sweetmeat made from crushed sesame seeds or almonds combined with boiled sugar syrup.
a sweetdish. Comes in many different varieties and can be made of many different ingredients (carrots, walnuts, pumpkins, etc.) what binds them together is the manner in which they're cooked, generally by mashing the fruit/vegetable and cooking it with milk and sugar. My favourite is the walnut variety as made by one shop in Karachi (never seen the place, but my brother in law gets me some everytime he's in Pakistan).
a sweet dish Idli - is a bread from the South, almost like a cake, round and thick, made with fermented rice from the Kerala and legume flour (urad), shaped and then steamed (the legumes have a leavening effect).
popular sweet made throughout the Middle East, but varying from place to place. Iranian Halva is a pasty mixture of browned butter and flour bknd ed with syrup and takes its color and taste from saffron. It is served as a dessert or eaten on bread.
Indian sweet made from a variety of …….believe it or not… finely grated vegetables, milk, sugar and flavored with cardamom. The consistency is that of a thick pudding. Among the popular halvas are the "Gajar Halva" and "Doodhi Halva".
a sweet dish or candy made from ground sesame seeds, fruit or vegetables. Near Eastern in origin.
The word halva (alternatively halwa, halvah, halava etc.), originally derived from the Arabic root hulw (sweet), is used to describe many distinct types of sweet confection, across the Middle East, Central Asia, and India. Halva based on semolina is popular in India, Pakistan, and Persia. Another common type, based on tahini (sesame paste), is more popular in the east Mediterranean and Central European regions.