bahraini halwa recipe
By: Maryam Mohammed
Recipe date: 29/07/2023
bahraini dessert halwa
I have always wanted to tackle a homemade version of Bahraini Halawa (حلوى بحرينية شويطر), and even got a recipe from a Bahraini expert, but for some reason it took this challenge to finally get me making it.
I discovered it is very similar in concept to Qatari Sago wherein the sugar is also caramelized before a starchy thickening liquid is added. The primary difference is that Qatari sago uses sago peals, and Bahraini halawa uses cornstarch.
bahraini halwa ingredients :
3 cups water
1/2 cup cornflour
1/2 cup rosewater
1 large pinch saffron
1 1/2 tsp round cardamom
1/2 tsp liquid red food coloring
1/4 cup oil
1 cup roughly chopped nuts (cashew and pistachio)
Method make bahraini halwa :
Seep the saffron in the rosewater
Stir frequently over medium heat until a ball forms around the wooden spoon as you stir and the mixture removes itself from the sides
Stir in the nuts then pour into your serving container.
Decorate with more nuts and refrigerate until set and ready to serve.