Halwa poori

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A dish of halwa poori in Pakistan

Halwa poori is a part of traditional Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The dish consists of poori bread with chana masala, along with halwa.

The food originated in northern India mainly in Uttar Pradesh and in modern day Pakistani Punjab and Indian Punjab and usually in Uttar Pradesh and Pakistani Punjab it is eaten as a breakfast on weekends in cities like Lahore, Faisalabad and in many other cities. It is served as prasada by Hindus and Sikhs in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh. Halwa Poori is eaten at all times, but it is usually a part of breakfast or an early evening meal. It is also eaten by Muslims during Ramadan and during the occasion of religious festivals.


Halwa poori has developed into a traditional breakfast consisting of a deep fried bread (poori), served with halwa and curries mixed of chickpeas (known locally as 'choley') and potato. Traditional mango pickle and onion pickle are also served along with fresh yogurt.