Tarhalva is mainly made of rice flour, sugar, rosewater, saffron, milk, starch, and ground cardamom.
Shirazi Tarhalva is one of Tarhalva types known for its soft texture.
As its name suggests, it is of a Shirazi origin.
Tarhalva is a feast-for-the-eyes dessert made in Iran’s province of Fars as part of the Iftar evening meals in the fasting month of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslims around the world abstain from eating and drinking from dawn to sunset.
Muslims have a meal before dawn known as suhour or sahari and break their fast with the evening meal “iftar”.
The act of fasting is aimed to remind people of the plight of the impoverished people.
During Ramadan, people make more charitable donations and spend more time reading the Quran, and praying.