One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sweet Indian dish consisting of carrots or semolina boiled with milk, almonds, sugar, butter, and cardamom.
- ‘Desserts include rabri - a delectable confection of thickened, syrupy milk and pistachio-studded kesar halwa.’
- ‘Two desserts were available: malai kulfi and carrot halwa.’
- ‘One could choose from a range of halwas that included common ones such as Bombay halwa, Hyderabad halwa and beetroot halwa.’
- ‘Hence an attempt was made to use tender coconuts and kernels in desserts such as ice cream, kheer, fruit salad, pudding and halwa.’
- ‘They also liked rasam and Indian sweets and did full justice to items like carrot halwa.’
From Arabic, literally ‘sweetmeat’.
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