Oman’s National Dessert (Omani Halwa)

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Authorksalman
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Omani halwa is a soft, sweet gelatinous mixture flavored with saffron, cardamom, butter, nuts and rose water. A delicious sweet treat to enjoy with coffee.

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time40 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr 30 mins

 1.3 lbs. (600 gr) sugar
 0.440 lbs. (250 gr) butter, at room temperature
 0.210 lbs. (95 gr) starch dissolved in a cup of water
 1 teaspoon cardamom
 1 teaspoon saffron
  125 ml rose water
 0.330 lbs. (150 gr) crushed pistachios
 Almonds, sliced ​​in half

1

Soak saffron in rose water, then add cardamom. Put the mixture aside.

2

Heat a large skillet over the stove and spread a layer of sugar. Let it dissolve with constant stirring.

3

Reduce the heat and sprinkle the remaining sugar to get the caramel.

4

Cut the butter into cubes and add them over the caramel. Mix the ingredients, then pour the starch mixture.

5

Keep stirring, then pour the mixture of rose water, saffron and cardamom.

6

Add the pistachios and keep stirring.

7

Divide the halwa in wooden containers or in serving bowls and leave it to cool slightly at room temperature.

8

Garnish with almonds and serve immediately.
Enjoy!

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Ingredients

 1.3 lbs. (600 gr) sugar
 0.440 lbs. (250 gr) butter, at room temperature
 0.210 lbs. (95 gr) starch dissolved in a cup of water
 1 teaspoon cardamom
 1 teaspoon saffron
  125 ml rose water
 0.330 lbs. (150 gr) crushed pistachios
 Almonds, sliced ​​in half

Directions

1

Soak saffron in rose water, then add cardamom. Put the mixture aside.

2

Heat a large skillet over the stove and spread a layer of sugar. Let it dissolve with constant stirring.

3

Reduce the heat and sprinkle the remaining sugar to get the caramel.

4

Cut the butter into cubes and add them over the caramel. Mix the ingredients, then pour the starch mixture.

5

Keep stirring, then pour the mixture of rose water, saffron and cardamom.

6

Add the pistachios and keep stirring.

7

Divide the halwa in wooden containers or in serving bowls and leave it to cool slightly at room temperature.

8

Garnish with almonds and serve immediately.
Enjoy!

Oman’s National Dessert (Omani Halwa)

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