Halwa is dense, sweet confections that are popular across India. They are very easy to make and are prepared both on festivals and for day-to-day dessert cravings. It originates from the Middle East and is derived from the Arabic word 'Hulw' which means sweetmeat. Despite its origin, it is loved by us Indians immensely. Halwa is usually made by simmering something in milk - it could be a grain, fruit, or a vegetable. An all-time favourtie for Indians in gajar ka halwa (made with grated carrots). You will mostly find halwa garnished with nuts and raisins that are fried in ghee.
Here are some recipes you can easily make at home.