The Halwa fest added a sweet touch to the fest. Have you ever heard of ‘Chicken halwa’? if not, you must have visited the Halwa fest because it was here that this unique dish was first displayed and it really had a great number of admirers.
This major attraction of the Halwa fest was a result of a series of experiments. It was prepared by mixing Halwa mixture with powder of dried chicken; makers of this sweet asserted that for 2kg halwa needed 6kg of chicken. There were eight stalls at the fair exclusively for Halwa fest, which displayed thirty different varieties of halwas from ‘Addihalwa’ which cost Rs 40 per kg to ‘Ghee halwa’ which costs Rs. 220 per kg. Wheat halwa, Rose milk halwa, and halwa prepared from powder of arrow root were in great demand among the visitors here. Some of the stall owners can boast of a long 120 years of tradition in halwa making.
The presence of innovative and costly halwas did not make any dent in the sale of traditional white and red Kozhikodan halwas as majority preferred traditional ones over the innovative ones.