Shahi Halwa | Indian Dessert Recipe

Shahi Halwa Dessert Introduction

If you really love healthy & tasty recipe then we will also love Shahi Halwa.
Shahi Halwa is a traditional indian dessert. It is semolina pudding. It’s one of kid’s special dessert. We all know very well that food without dessert is just incomplete. Basically dessert is a course that concludes a meal, often an evening meal. Shahi Halwa is really awesome in taste. The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, and sweet soups, and tarts. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts. It is really good for health. Below is the complete recipe instruction. I hope you will enjoy Shahi Halwa recipe.

Shahi Halwa Dessert Recipe
Indian Dessert

Shahi Halwa Ingredient

200 Gm Semolina

170 Gm Clarified Butter

1600 ML Water

150 Gm Sugar

8 Green Cardamoms Crushed

4 Saffron Strands

21 Blanched & Chopped Almonds

Shahi Halwa Preparations

First we heat the Clarified Butter in a non stick pan then we add the Semolina. Fry till golden brown & a nice aroma emanates. Now we make a syrup by boiling the Water,Sugar,Green Cardamoms & Saffron for 10 minutes. Mix this syrup with semolina. Stir briskly & cook till the clarified butter surfaces & the semolina leaves the sides of the wok { pan }. Now we garnish with Almonds. Serve or eat Sahi Halwa hot or cool.

Optional Ingredients

Cashewnuts & Raisins are optional ingredients.

Almonds

It is a species of tree native to Mediterranean climate regions of the Middle East and Southern Asia. Almond is also the name of the edible and widely cultivated seed of this tree. Within the genus Prunus, it is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by corrugations on the shell (endocarp) surrounding the seed. The fruit of the almond is a drupe, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed, which is not a true nut, inside. Shelling almonds refers to removing the shell to reveal the seed. Almonds are sold shelled or unshelled. Blanched almonds are shelled almonds that have been treated with hot water to soften the seedcoat, which is then removed to reveal the white embryo.

The almond is a deciduous tree, growing 4–10 m (13–33 ft) in height, with a trunk of up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. The young twigs are green at first, becoming purplish where exposed to sunlight, then grey in their second year. The leaves are 8–13 cm (3–5 in) long,with a serrated margin and a 2.5 cm (1 in) petiole. The flowers are white to pale pink, 3–5 cm (1–2 in) diameter with five petals, produced singly or in pairs and appearing before the leaves in early spring. Almond grows best in Mediterranean climates with warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Origin & History of Almond

The almond is native to the Mediterranean climate region of the Middle East, from Syria and Turkey eastward to Pakistan. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe, and more recently transported to other parts of the world, notably California, United States. The wild form of domesticated almond grows in parts of the Levant.

Selection of the sweet type from the many bitter types in the wild marked the beginning of almond domestication. It is unclear as to which wild ancestor of the almond created the domesticated species. The species Prunus fenzliana may be the most likely wild ancestor of the almond in part because it is native of Armenia and western Azerbaijan where it was apparently domesticated. Wild almond species were grown by early farmers, “at first unintentionally in the garbage heaps, and later intentionally in their orchards”.

Almond Pollination

The pollination of California’s almonds is the largest AMP event. It is close to one million hives. To partially protect almond growers from the rising cost of insect pollination, researchers at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have developed a new line of self-pollinating almond trees. Self-pollinating almond trees, such as the ‘Tuono’, have been around for a while, but their harvest is not as desirable as the insect-pollinated California ‘Nonpareil’ almond tree.

In 2016, world production of almonds was 3.2 million tonnes, with United States providing 63% of the total. As other leading producers, Spain, Iran, and Morocco combined contributed 14% of the world total (table).

In the United States, production is concentrated in California where 1,000,000 acres and six different almond varieties were under cultivation in 2017, with a yield of 2.25 billion lb of shelled almonds.

Semolina

Semolina is the coarse, purified wheat middlings of durum wheat. Mainly used in making upma, pasta,and couscous. The word semolina can also refer to sweet dessert made from semolina and milk. The term semolina is also used to designate coarse middlings from other varieties of wheat, and from other grains, such as rice and maize.

Modern milling of wheat into flour is a process that employs grooved steel rollers. The rollers are adjusted so that the space between them is slightly narrower than the width of the wheat kernels. As the wheat is fed into the mill. The rollers flake off the bran and germ while the is cracked into coarse pieces in the process. It made from durum wheat is yellow in color. It is base for dried products,such as couscous.

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