Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mahim Halwa from Mumbai

Above sweet is called Mahim Halwa in Mumbai. Legend has it that it was first created by Joshi Budhakaka Mahim Halwawala. Mahim is one of the 7 islands, that made Mumbai.

This halwa is like thin, delicate slabs of sweet decorated with nuts or saffron. Each slab is separated by butter paper. It is also known as "Ice Halwa" in my Gujarati family.


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