|Alternative names||Multani Sohan Halwa|
|Place of origin||Pakistan, India|
|Region or state||Multan, Delhi|
|Main ingredients||cornflour, sugar, milk, water|
|Cookbook:Sohan Halwa Sohan Halwa|
Sohan Halwa (Hindi: सोहन हलवा; Urdu سوحن حلوى; [ˈsoːɦən ˈɦəlʋaː]) is a traditional dessert in India and Pakistan, which is a variety of dense, sweet confection or halwa and believed to be Persian in origin, linked with Iranian sweet Sohan.
It is made by boiling a mixture of water, sugar, milk and cornflour until it becomes solid. Saffron is used for flavoring. Ghee is used to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Almonds, pistachios and cardamom seeds are added. Unlike most other halwa dishes in the subcontinent, it is solid.
S. Abdul Khaliq claim that this halwa was introduced in the sub-continent in the early 1500s when Mughal emperor Humayun (r. 1530–1540, 1555–1556) came back to power in India after being exiled in Persia. He called for the makers of this halwa from Persia and the ancestors of modern day S.Abdul Khaliq were the official halwa makers for the Mughal rulers for 300 years. S.Abdul Khaliq also have the term, "Shahi Halwa Sohan Merchants" as part of their branding.
Hafiz ka Multani Halwa shop said that they Founded in 1930, Hafiz ka Multani Sohan Halwa was started by Hafiz Ahmed Din in his pursuit of perfection and a complete and total passion for producing only the finest and healthiest Halwa ever made in the sub-continent. Hafiz Halwa is the only Sweet which has received two American Quality Awards due to its Quality & standard maintenance. 
In Old Delhi, the Ghantewala sweet shop established during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II, (r. 1759 - 1806) in 1790, now makes Sohan Halwa, and remains a popular visitors attraction.[dead link]
Sohan has been commercially produced by traditional confectioners for decades. It is brittle and caramel in color. It is usually made into disks of 5-6mm thickness or as square bite-size pieces. It is usually packaged in intricately designed tin cylinders. In recent years other packages have also been common.
- http://www.hafizhalwa.com Hafiz Ka Multani Sohan Halwa
- Ghantewala in Delhi Lonely Planet
- The royal treat in Chandni Chowk The Hindu, Nov 07, 2002.
- Ramazani, Nesta (1997). Persian Cooking: A Table Of Exotic Delights. Ibex Publishers, Inc. p. 296. ISBN 978-0-936347-77-6.
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