Sohan Halwa - A Sweet Dish of Ajmer, Rajasthan

Each region has its own special food item that is identified with the town or city. While trying the various delicacies dont miss out the Sohan Halwa of Ajmer, Rajasthan.
Sohan Halwa 
Native Rajasthanis have a unique style of coupling the sweet dishes with the main (bread/roti/puri) course instead of or in addition to vegetables or meat. Halwa Puri for example makes a famous combination.
Here again we find a great use of pulses, legumes, diary products etc and a unique style of rustling up the desserts. A great use of clarified butter (ghee) characterizes the sweets.
These are over cooked and often chashni (caramel) based. Halwas and Chakkis are a must on most festive occasion.

Ingredients To Preparae Sohan Halwa

  • 1 kg Corn flour
  • 1 kg Sugar
  • 1 kg Ghee
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 100 gms Almonds
  • 100 gms Pistachios
  • 1 tsp Saffron

How to make Sohan Halwa

  • Mix corn flour in 1 cup of water and Allow it to dissolve properly.
  • Dissolve saffron in water.
  • Mix 3 cups of water in sugar and boil for it for sometime.
  • Add milk and boil it for 5 minutes.
  • Mix corn flour and saffron mixture to it.
  • Cook the mixture over medium heat.
  • As the mixture turns thick, start adding oil. Continue adding oil and stirring till the mixture gets separated.
  • Add almonds and pistachios.
  • Place this mixture on greased plate and Keep it for cooling for a while.
  • Cut into square pieces.
  • Sohan Halva is ready to serve.