the topic of the Process Analysis is Omani sweets called halwa.
this info may help you know some information about Omani sweets(halwa).
Omani halwa is a new halwa that I tried making yesterday. Once a month, I try out a sweet recipe. Since everyone in my family have a sweet tooth, whatever I make is finished off immediately. I had my first taste of Omani halwa when I went to Oman to visit my sister. I had a chance to visit the Muscat Festival, the world renowned Annual Fair. The fair was a wonderful experience and I had a lovely time, especially my kids who had great fun. It was there that I happened to know about Omani food and tasted the enticing Omani halwa made of tapioca starch and black Omani halwa made of dates. Though I have been having the recipe all this while, it was only yesterday that I thought of it. Here is the recipe for Omani halwa with corn starch. If you don’t have corn starch, you can use corn flour. I have also added plenty of nuts to make the halwa rich and special.
Recipe for Omani halwa
- Tapioca starch: 2 cups
- Water: 1 ½ cups
- Sugar: 4 cups
- Water: 4 cups
- Red food coloring: ½ tsp
- Saffron strands: few
- Ghee: ½ cup
- Rose essence: 1 tsp/ Rose water: 2 tbsp
- Cardamom powder: ½ tsp
- Nutmeg powder: ½ tsp
- Toasted sesame seeds: 1 tbsp
- Cashew nuts: 20
- Pista flakes: 20
- Almonds: 20
- Add 1 ½ cups of water to the tapioca starch. Add the food color. Mix well so that there are no lumps.
- Blanch and sliver the almonds.
- Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a non stick pan. Add the cashew nuts and slivered almonds and roast for a few seconds. Remove from pan and keep aside.
- Make sugar syrup by mixing sugar with 4 cups of water. Boil the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Keep the sugar syrup on the stove and heat it.
- Add the tapioca starch and stir and cook on reduced flame.
- Add the nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and saffron.
- Keep on stirring the halwa until the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan.
- Continue stirring and keep adding little by little as you keep stirring until you use all the ghee. Stirring will become difficult and your hand will pain, but don’t stop. You will certainly forget the pain and difficult when the halwa is made and you taste it.
- The halwa will form a lump.
- Add the rose essence/rose water and sesame seeds and mix well.
- Continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes.
- Add the roasted cashew nuts and almond strips and mix well.
- Switch off the flame and garnish with pista flakes.
- Enjoy the halwa hot in a bowl if you don’t have the patience to wait for it to cool.
- You can also cut it into pieces. For this you have to grease a tray with 2 tbsp of ghee (before garnishing the halwa with pistachio flakes). Spread the halwa evenly on the tray using a spatula. Now garnish with pistachio flakes. Allow the halwa to cool and cut into desired pieces and enjoy the delicious mouthwatering Omani halwa.
The purpose of writing a process analysis is to tell OR share with others how something is done, how something is made or how something works. Keeping this in mind, write a process analysis on a topic you know quite well and is manageable. Do not select a subject that is too big to handle. For example, you may want to write about how to assemble a Boeing 747, but it won’t be manageable because there is too much information to include, which is beyond the nature and scope of this assignment.
Your process analysis MUST contain the following elements:
Your introductory paragraph should introduce the topic to your readers such as by telling them where and when you learned about the procedure. It should also explain why the process you are going to describe matters to you and why your readers should be interested in learning about it. After reading your introductory paragraph, your readers should be able to understand why you wanted to tell them about the procedure and what they are going to learn from reading your process analysis.
The body paragraphs of your process analysis should explain each step in detail using descriptive words and vivid language. All steps involving the procedure should be woven together into an essayic format using transitional words and/or connectives such as “here,” “now,” “next,” “then,” “before that,” “afterward,” “while,” “equally important,” “finally,” etc.
Remember there are two types of process analysis: i) directive and ii) explanatory. In a directive process analysis, you list all the steps involved in making, doing, or performing something, whereas in an explanatory process analysis you provide a detailed description of how something is made, done, or performed. Your process analysis should be written in an explanatory format. If you structure it in a directive format (as shown below), you will receive zero points for the assignment.
Step I: Bring a piece of lumber from the barn.
Step II: Soak it in gasoline, etc.
The conclusion of your process analysis should give a sense of closure. Also, it should leave your readers with a feeling that the time they spent on reading your essay was worth it.
Length: 2-3 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman (font)