Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ramadan Special Series- Week Two - Sulemani Halwa By Huma from Gheza-e-Shirin

It's another week of Ramadan's special guest post series.This week we're having Huma from Gheza-e-Shirin, who was so nice and considerate to do this guest post for me despite her mother's being sick and hopitized. Please keep her in your prayers. I am sure she'll appreciate it.

I became aquantinced with Huma when I received an email from her asking me to guest post for her blog  a few months ago ( which is coming in a few days). I checked her blog and of course I asked her to do the same for me.

Originally from India, and  now living in the UAE Huma's blog is all about  Indian- home cooked meals, the ones that are passed from generation to the other . Check out her blog to see more comfy homy dishes that will make your mind - and mouth-  drool!

And now, let me leave you with the beautiful lady Huma..


Hello to reader s of saffronpudding I am Huma Kalim  blogger  at Gheza – E - Shiriin, entrepreneur and wife , to a wonderful husband who is my always there to inspire and back me up with loads of ideas. Blogging has introduced me to many people of different cultures with common passion that is cooking. Made many good friends and sometimes amazed to see some recipes are same but with different name. And how particular region has adopted it in their food. 

Saffron Pudding has been one of my favorite blogs and I love the way how Fatimah posts  surround around her family specially the recipes share by her grandmother. This takes be back to the time where a young girl  i.e. me was  eager to gain knowledge of everything my nani (Mother’s mother) had to offer. 

Fatimah thanks a lot for giving me an opportunity to guest post for Ramadan event at one of my fav blogs SaffronPudding. Ramadan for me is the purification of body as well as soul. A way to reach nearer to the Almighty. We start preparing  for Ramadan   from the month of shaban. We clean our houses , prepare few foodstuff that can be frozen , so more time can be spent on Ibadat during Ramadan. 

Today I am sharing with you the recipe  that is specially made in Ramadan  & served at iftar time.

 And without doubt this recipe, I have learnt from my dearest Ma in law who inturn learnt from her mother. And I am honoured that my ma in law shared this recipe with me. It’s like one generation is giving all their heirloom recipes to the next generation.  So off to the recipe of Sulemani Halwa . This is what it is known at our place

Sulemani Halwa
Serves 4 -5 people
1 cup rice flour
1 cup Sugar (minus 3 tbsp)
1 & ¼ cup water
Pinch of salt
100 gm Pure Ghee
3 pods of cardamom powder
2 pods cardamom
3 pinches of saffron
4 tbsp of mixed dry fruits ( almond, pistachio & cashew)
½  cup Khoya grated

  1. In a deep vessel add in water with cardamom & saffron. Boil on a low flame . Keep aside
  1. In another wok add in ghee. When hot add the whole cardamoms.
  1. When cardamom crackles, add in rice flour. 
  1. Roast the flour till light brown in color. Once light brown add in mixed nuts & give a quick stir
  1. Add in the prepared saffron cardamom syrup. Take care while adding as bubbles will come up
  1. Stir till all the water is absorbed and it starts leaving the sides.
  1. Add sugar and stir till it dissolves.
  1. Lastly add khoya and keep stirring for few minutes till it mixes up with entire halawa.
  1. Garnish with silver leaves and dry nuts  
  1. Serve hot.


  1. I am so glad to see my dearest friend here... this is such a lovely pudding, would love to make this sometime soon... yes, my prayers are definitely with Humi as I have been in touch with her from the time I have had my blog and we have got so well together, Alhamdulillah...

  2. Thank you Huma for this wonderful post. Hope to have you again sometime in the future. May Allah bless you and your family.

    1. Thank you Fatimah for inviting me for guest post. Loved doing it for you. Wanted to give you much better post. Insha Allah next time.

  3. This type of halwa is new to me. Didn't know that one can make a halwa using rice flour. Looks delicious.