Sohan Halva is a traditional Pakistani sweet which is prepared by boiling a mixture of water, sugar, milk and corn flour until it becomes solid. It is believed that Sohan Halva was invented by Dewan Sawan Mal, the ruler of Multan in 1750. This sweet was presented to the royal visitors and also used to send as a gift to other kings and aristocrats as a symbol of friendship. It became so popular that this royal sweet was named after Dewan Sawan.
Since then, Sohan Halva, has got fame in Indian subcontinent throughout the ages for its mouth watering taste. Main ingredients of Sohan Halva include corn flour, pure milk, butter and cream, pistachios, green cardamom, almonds, sugar and food flavoring. Saffron is also used for making it further delightsome. Unlike other forms of halva, Sohan Halva is in solid and compact form. Apart from Pakistan, Sohan Halva is also very famous in Northern Parts of India where it is typically made by Muslim sweet makers.
The best Sohan Halva is prepared in Multan and Southern Punjab of Pakistan. It is equally popular among children as well as elders and on special festive occasions it is specially served.