halva ardeh

Halva Ardeh Recipe; Make Tasty Tahini Halva for Your Breakfast!

Halva Ardeh is one of the most delicious desserts popular in Iran. This dessert is usually served for breakfast. The main ingredients are flour, sesame, and sugar. You can use honey or grape juice instead of sugar in the preparation of Halva Arde. If you want to try something new from the middle east for your breakfast, do not miss this recipe.

Read more: The 16 Best Persian Breakfasts; How to Make Them at Home?

halva ardeh recipe

How to Make Halva Ardeh?


  • 210 grams wheat flour
  • 120 grams Ardeh (ground sesame)
  • 500 grams sugar or grape juice
  • 150 grams chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon saffron 
  • 3 tablespoons rosewater
  • Butter as needed
  • Pistachio powder for decoration


Step One

To make Halva Ardeh, pour flour into a pan, then put the pan on medium heat and fry the flour. Add Ardeh (sesame) to flour and stir the mixture of flour and sesame for 5 minutes on low heat.

Note: The color of the flour should not change when making Tahini Halva

sauteing flour

Step Two

After 5 minutes, add the chopped walnuts to the flour mixture and stir all these ingredients until they are well mixed, then transfer the Halva Ardeh to another dish.

Step Three

Put sugar and water on the heat. After the sugar dissolves in the water, add saffron and rosewater to the sugar and increase the heat until the syrup reaches the boiling point.

Step Four

Add the syrup to the flour mixture and mix all the ingredients well. Note that the temperature of the flour and syrup should be the same. Both should be lukewarm or hot.

Step Five

Choose a suitable bowl for forming Tahini Halva. Cover the bottom of the bowl with plastic cellophane, then put some pistachio slices in it, pour the Halva Ardeh into the bowl, and press it with a spoon until the Tahini Halva is consistent.

how to make halva ardeh

Step Six

Cover the Halva with another plastic cellophane, then put it in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours to rest. 

Note: If the Halva is not consistent enough, put it in the freezer.

sesame tahini halva recipe

How to Serve Tahini Halva?

Finally, after 4 hours, remove the Halva Ardeh from the refrigerator, then put it on a dish. Cut the Ardeh halva into pieces, then eat it as breakfast with fresh bread. Enjoy your meal!

persian sesame tahini halva

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