Located in the South-Eastern part of Pakistan, Sindh is one of the four provinces of India’s neighbour. As obvious as it is, Sindh was a part of India before the partition and has a significant influence and contribution to the culinary heritage of India. The migration of Sindhi Hindus post-partition allowed the Sindhi cuisine to be preserved in the country. From sweet to savoury, Sindhi cuisine has something or the other for everyone. One of the most treasured Sindhi desserts is enough to make anyone with a sweet tooth drool. Popularly known as Singhar Ji Mithai, this Sindhi dessert is primarily made with Sev or gram flour vermicelli. A quintessential part of Sindhi cuisine, Singhar Ji Mithai is delectable in its way. Are you a mithai lover too? If yes, we know you are already salivating. Here is the recipe of Singhar Ji Mithai for you to savour its flavours and share with your loved ones. 

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 grams unsweetened sev 
  • 250 grams unsweetened mawa
  • 250 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Few drops of white rose essence
  • Yellow food colouring
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp almonds, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp pistas, finely chopped
  • Silver foil, for garnishing

METHOD

  1. Add a cup and half of water to a kadhai and add sugar to it. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the sugar melts. 
  2. Now, add the sev along with the food colouring and mix gently to combine without breaking or mashing the strings. 
  3. Add the mawa to the mixture and mix again to bring it to a halwa-like consistency. 
  4. Finally, add few drops of rose essence and remove the mixture from the flame. 
  5. Grease a flat plate or baking tray with ghee. 
  6. Transfer the mixture to the tray and spread out evenly. Garnish it with dry fruits and silver foil.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool completely and cut into desired shapes before serving. 

Singhar Ji Mithai should be consumed within a day or two. You can alter the flavouring essence and food colouring according to your preference. Serve this mithai on any special occasion and watch your guests drool over it!