India is famous for a variety of food items and spicy snacks. Tamilnadu is also very special in its own cuisine and treats. Being a typical South Indian and a foodie, I started this new series #HomeTownTreats last month with Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai. This Home Town Treats series is a monthly series that will highlight and feature some of the yummy items that are most popular and special in our hometowns. Hope you will enjoy this series the most …..
Home Town Treats: Tirunelveli Halwa
The second special item to feature is Tirunelveli Halwa or Wheat Halwa. Tirunelveli is my hubby’s native place and Halwa is my favorite sweet.
About Our Town Tirunelveli
Tirunelveli Halwa is a jelly-like, yummy South Indian Sweet. It is one of the famous sweets in South Indian Cuisine. It is known for its unique, exotic and incomparable taste. Fermented wheat milk is the key ingredient for this delicacy which is extracted from the wheat soaked overnight followed by careful grinding and filtering process.
Wheat flour/atta, sugar, ghee/clarified butter, cashew/kaju, cardamom/elachi powder, almonds/badam.
Features Of Speciality
Its authentic taste comes from the taste of perennial river Tamirabarani’s water.
Best Suited For
Sweet lovers, kids, and nondiabetics.
- A vital source of vitamin B6, Folate, thiamin, manganese which are all good for nerves and muscles.
- Contains vitamins A, D and E and helps well on digestion.
- Rich in magnesium, iron and Vitamin K which is good for body function and heart health.
Other alternate varieties are Carrot Halwa, Special Halwa, Badam Halwa, Mango Halwa, Banana Halwa, Jackfruit Halwa, and Beetroot Halwa.
10 – 15 days
Where to Buy
- Iruttukadai Halwa Shop
- Lakshmi Vilas
- Santhi Sweets
- Periya Lala Mittai Kadai
What’s your hometown treat? Have you ever tasted Tirunelveli Halwa? How do you like it? Do share with us…
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