Mayai(Egg) Mesub

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Egg halwa or anday ka halwa (where “Anday” means eggs) is a traditional Indian/Pakistani mithayi or sweet that is made using eggs and other staples. Its very popular in Biharis immigrants, and Memons (subcultures Of South Asia). The memons call them Anday ka meesu or anday ka mesub. A different version of this halwa also exist, which is soft and eaten with a spoon.
 
This particular version is crunchy, biscuity like in texture made by compressing cooked halwa crumbs together to form bars. Which is why some people also call it as “Anday ki barfi” where barfi means something set in a bars.

 

Mayai(Egg) Mesub

Sukaina Nasser Mamado
Egg halwa or anday ka halwa (where “Anday” means eggs) is a traditional Indian/Pakistani mithayi or sweet that is made using eggs and other staples. Its very popular in Biharis immigrants, and Memons (subcultures Of South Asia).
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course sweet starters
Cuisine Indian, Pakistan
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup eggs (broken)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1 tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • Coarsely ground almonds and pistachios for decorating

Instructions
 

  •  Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the nuts and stir constantly to avoid sticking
  • Cook until light brown and the mixture forms a ball and rolls away from the sides
  • Turn off the heat and spoon the - sure onto a greased 8 x 8 inch tray
  • Sprinkle the nuts and gently pat flat
  • While still warm cut into squares with a sharp knife
  • When cool, gently ease the pieces out N.B. It is very important to stir constantly
Keyword barfi, egg, mayai

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