This is the famous dessert of Bahrain. Halwa is usually serve along with coffee . Sales of Halwa peak during the three days of Eid after the month of Ramadan.
This halwa is also the same corn flour / Karachi halwa what we make in India. Addition of the saffron , nutmeg and sesame seeds are the variation.
1 cup corn flour
3 cup water
3 cup sugar
5 tbs butter/ Ghee
1 tbs ground cardamom
½ tsp ground nutmeg
10 saffron strands
red food coloring
2 tbs rose water
1 tbs sesame seeds
Mix the saffron in the rose water.
Mix the corn flour in the 3 cup of water.
In a pan , add the sugar and cook on medium heat until it caramalize and turns light brown.
Now , add in the corn starch water mixture . The sugar hardens immediately , keep stirring on medium flame.
After stirring for 15 – 20 minutes , the halwa must have hardened , add in saffron – rose water , cardamom , nutmeg , red food color ,chopped nuts and the butter.
Stir till the halwa leaves the side of the pan.
Pour the halwa into serving dish and sprinkle nuts and sesame seeds on top.