You might have heard of or tested various types of halwas but you definitely would not have tried or even heard of fish halwa. Sanghar’s famous chef Abdul Jabbar Mallah who makes fish halwa from a breed of local fish called Rohu says his dessert is so tasty that you are bound to ask for a second helping. He’s known for experimenting with new culinary ideas. His experimental dish has gotten very famous in a short span of time, he says. “The idea generated after I thought to bring some changes in my culinary exercise. I’ve been making namkeen (salty) fish dishes so I tried to introduce the meethi (sweet) variety,” he said. At first, he only made it for special events. He has now been making it at his outlet. In Arabic, the word halwa means sweetness. Chef Mallah’s magic fish halwa isn’t just for the people of Sanghar.Published in Daily Times, February 22nd 2019.