Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Omani Halwa

Cookbookjaleela completes (November)  two years ,There are 181 posts in this blog now, Thanks for all your support. 
This was specially made for Eid , I was very busy in my shop work (Chennai Plaza) So I couldn't comment in any blog. 


Omani Halwa:

Omani’s Traditional halwa.

Since 1920, the Omanians prepare this authentic sweet during wedding feasts and Eid celebrations. Halwa is a fundamental part of daily life in Oman, often served at special occasions like weddings, funerals, or other social gatherings. It is the standard food when greeting guests, regardless of class or social distinction, along with Arabic coffee, which is known as qahwa.  

Preparation Time : 7 minutes
cooking Time : 25 minutes
serves : 9 persons


Corn Flour - 100 gram
Water – 200 ml
Red food coloring few drops


Sugar Syrup
Water – 300 ml
Sugar – 175 gram
Saffron – 1 tbsn
Cardamom powder – ½ tspn


Rose water – 3 tbspn
Cardamom powder – 1 tspn



 Chopped badam 25 gram
 Cashew nuts – 50 gram
  Pista flakes – 25 gram


Make sugar syrup  first
In a wide non stick pan heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts and chopped badam  keep aside.
In the same pan,  Boil the water along with sugar and cardamom powder. Boil for 5 minutes.

In a bowl of 200 ml water, add red colour and flour mix well and add it to sugar syrup stir continuously with out any lumps.

then add butter ,saffron , cardamom powder and stir continuously

Finally add roasted cashew and badam stir well
Garnish with pista flakes
Grease the tray with ghee and transfer the halwa into it and let it cool. Cut into desired shapes

Omani halwa in tamil verson  

Linking to Lets party event hosted by preeti - lets party feast celebration diwali, UK rasoi - what my cuppa,  cooksjoy's diwali base event ,   Jaguriti's Grand Festive feast 


Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Great.Congrats Jaleela. Yummy Halwa. Thanks for sharing.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious traditional halwa recipe , happy diwali to you and family.

Anu said...

Congrats!!! Have fun and enjoy your shopping. Halwa looks delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious halwa looks wonderful

preeti garg said...

Awesome recipe Thanks for linking with my event

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy sweet,luks tempting...

Sangeetha Priya said...

First time here, bealted diwali wishes n happyy to follow u...

Yashodha Anbuchelvan said...

Thanks for sharing.. But you have to link my event page back on your omani halwa post. If you do that I'll be more happy.


Kitchen Queen said...

Delicious halwa.