Halwas are one of the many desserts made and prepared in Pakistan. It is usually made of fruits, dry fruits, vegetables etc just to add a flavor and increase the nutritional value. There are many types Halwas prepared in Pakistan and everyone had more or less the same method and require almost the same ingredients.
Kaddu ka halwa is prepared using red Pumpkin. Red pumpkins are seasonal and usually arrive in the end of summers, in Pakistan.
Pumpkins improve our night time vision due to abundance of Vitamin A in them. Pumpkins are known to have high quantity of fibers this keeps the stomach fuller and one doesn’t feel hungry for a long time. These antioxidants prevent cancer and delay aging. Pumpkin makes one sleepy, so a meal with pumpkins in it can help us relax and sleep well. Pumpkins also have antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds also prevent hypertension.
Anday ka halwa is prepared from eggs. Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods in the world, produced by mother nature.
Egg is loaded with protein. Egg proteins are in simplest form of proteins. A single large egg contains 6 grams of protein. Eggs have good cholesterol in them so they do not increase the blood cholesterol levels in adults. Eggs also have all sorts of vitamins and minerals in it. Eggs also lower triglycerides level, improve brain function and reduce the chances of stroke.
Mong daal ka halwa is another Pakistani dessert like gajar ka halwa, lauki ka halwa, kaddu ka halwa etc. It is made from green lentils and tastes very delicious. Moong daal are called green gram lentils in English and belong to the family of legumes.
Lentil have a lot energy stored in them which keeps you going throughout the day. Lentils decrease the circulating cholesterol in the blood and lower weight. Lentils improve heart functions and keep it healthy. Lentils decrease blood sugar level by reducing sugar absorption by the digestive system. Lentils also have fibre in it and promote healthy digestion. Lentils have the third highest protein in all the foods. With all these advantages, moong daal ka halwa is surely a power pack dessert with lots of energy.
Badam ka halwa is one of the delicacies of the South Asia. It is prepared in both India and Pakistan by the people of both the countries, during festivals. Badam ka halwa has almond and semolina (soojhi) in it.
Almonds are full of all vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E. Vitamin E is very important for all hair, skin and nails. Almonds also helps in controlling diabetes by decreasing blood sugar levels.Almonds also have antioxidants which stop the production of cancer cells by reacting with free radicals and also delay aging. Almonds decrease hunger so it also helps in weight loss and is incredibly effective. Almonds have magnesium in them which helps controlling hypertension. This halwa has a lot of nutrients and energy and should be given to sick people.
Walnuts are used to prepare Akhrot ka Halwa. Walnuts and sugar are combined together to make this delicious dessert. Walnut being a dry fruit is very healthy to eat. It has a lot of advantages and should be included in our meals more often.
Walnuts, when eaten, provide a lot of energy. This energy is enough to keep us going and doesn’t make us hungry. Walnuts combat cancers like prostate cancer and breast cancer. Walnuts oxidize free radicals because they are rich in antioxidants, this helps in delaying the process of aging. Walnuts have good cholesterol in them which is healthy for our heart. Walnuts also have amino acids and Vitamin E makes our heart healthier.
Besan ka halwa is a very famous Pakistani dessert. It is made using gram flour. Besan ka halwa is one of the savory items of Pakistani cuisine. It is prepared all over Pakistan using different recipes.
Besan is known as gram flour in English. It is a flour derived from ground chickpeas. It is said that gram flour is high in protein since it is derived from chick peas. Besan is very good for multiple skin diseases. It is free from allergies and helps in maintaining a healthy heart. Besan decreases iron deficiency which in turn lowers fatigue. Gram flour has no gluten, so it is very good for people with gluten sensitivity.
Gajar ka halwa or carrot ka halwa is the most loved savory dessert of Pakistan. It is one of the delicacies of Pakistani cuisine. It is usually made in winters. In winters the carrots are large and very sweet in taste. During winters, gajar ka halwa is in the menu in all the weddings festivals and parties.
Gajar ka halwa is made by so many different methods. Everyone has their own way of preparing it. It is is liked by people living in abroad too and has now become a vital part of Pakistani Cuisine.. Gajar ka halwa is as healthy as it is tasty. Carrots are loaded with vitamin A which improves nighttime vision. Other than this it also has iron it it. Gajar ka Halwa has a lengthy preparation time but its worth the taste.
Soji ka Halwa is prepared by using semolina. Semolina is small white grains with immense nutritional value. Suji ka halwa is an orange colored, mouth watering dessert which is eaten all across Pakistan. In Pakistan suji ka halwa is usually eaten in breakfast with Halwa Puri.
Semolina has many advantages. It is advised for babies as their initial food. Semolina helps in improving heart health and sub sides anemia. It also helps in keeping the nervous system healthy. Soji ka halwa is very easy to prepare and takes lesser tie than all the other halwas. The ghee present in it is very healthy for young adults and infants as it makes the bones strong.
Lauki ka halwa is prepared using bottle gourd. Bottle gourd is a very commonly found green vegetable and is available throughout the year.
Bottle gourd helps in digestion and has cooling effects on the digestive tract. It keeps urinary tract infections away. It also contains Vitamin C, Vitamin a and minerals, like phosphorous, magnesium and calcium. Bottle gourd reduces hypertension and keeps cardiovascular system healthy. Bottle gourd is very fibrous and eases constipation. The kaddu ka halwa has an extremely delicious taste and is served along with gajar ka halwa at wedding festivals and other parties.