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Sweet Persian Halva Recipe

Persian halva is so famous and well-known sweet that is made from butter and flour. The mixture is then mixed with sugar syrup as well as saffron to taste, rosewater optional, and cardamom.

Another great sweet that can be made with all the ingredients you have in your kitchen daily.

The Persian halva is very easy to make, and it is used on different occasions. We are sure you have noticed people giving Persian halva during funerals. Haven’t you?

It is called Persian halva, but it is made by all the nations in different ways. In Iran, it is generally made and served during funerals or mainly in Ramadan. You can easily decorate and garnish this tasty sweet with chopped pistachios, coconut, or almond.

See also: Iftar Meal; What is the Best Ramadan Meal Plan?

Persian halva has a unique and special place in the tradition and culture of Iran. You will see in some parts of India and even North Africa, and they prepare halva differently. What matters the most is people that enjoy having halva a lot.

Let us go deeper and see what the simple ingredients for making Persian halva and to know how it is made.

Halva ingredients

The ingredients for preparing Persian halva are:

  • Wheat flour 2 cups
  • Sugar 1 cup
  • Butter 1/2 cups
  • Water 1 cup
  • Rosewater 4 tablespoons
  • Saffron 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Persian Halva recipe

Try this amazingly awesome and delicious halva at home, and you will never regret doing so. It’s so sweet and so soft that it melts in your mouth. All you need to do is go ahead and do as it says step by step. We hope you will be able to make the yummiest Persian halva at home with us.

  1. Keep a pan on a moderate flame and add 2 cups of flour to it.
  2. Stir and sauté the flour and be careful not to burn it.
  3. Your flour should be golden in color in order for you to move to the next step.
  4. Now it’s time for you to add 1/2 cup of butter or oil to your flour.
  5. Pour 1/4 teaspoon of ground saffron on 2 ice cubes. Let the ice cubes melt. Our bloomed saffron is ready.
  6. Pour a cup of water into a small pan on heat.
  7. Then add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1 cup of sugar, 4 tablespoons of rosewater, and bloomed saffron to the water. Mix them well and make sure you do not over-add rosewater or cardamon. Halva syrup is ready!
  8. Add syrup to the flour and mix them on low heat again. Stir it frequently for some minutes. Be careful do not burn it!
  9. Your halva is ready. Take a plate and spread it on the plate. You can add designs to your halva and decorate it with almonds, coconut, or even pistachios.

Note:

  • You can omit rosewater if you do not like its taste.
  • Halva can be served as a breakfast with bread.

Based on your choice and preference, you can serve the Persian halva on plates or use it as a stuffing for tarts. How was your first impression of preparing it for the first time at home?

Did you like the flavor and the aroma it gives while cooking? Send us your feedback about this Persian dessert. Let us see how was your impression.

Sweet Persian Halva Recipe

Recipe by ShayanCourse: DessertsCuisine: PersianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Persian halva is so famous sweet that is made from butter and flour. The mixture is then mixed with sugar and saffron to taste, rosewater optional, and cardamom.

Ingredients

  • Wheat flour 2 cups

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Butter 1/2 cups

  • Water 1 cup

  • Rosewater 4 tablespoons

  • Saffron 1/4 tsp

  • Cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Directions

  • Keep a pan on a moderate flame and add 2 cups of flour to it.
  • Stir and sauté the flour and be careful not to burn it.
  • Your flour should be golden in color in order for you to move to the next step.
  • Now it’s time for you to add 1/2 cup of butter or oil to your flour.
  • Pour 1/4 teaspoon of ground saffron on 2 ice cubes. Let the ice cubes melt. Our bloomed saffron is ready.
  • Pour a cup of water into a small pan on heat.
  • Then add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1 cup of sugar, 4 tablespoons of rosewater, and bloomed saffron to the water. Mix them well and make sure you do not over-add rosewater or cardamon. Halva syrup is ready!
  • Add syrup to the flour and mix them on low heat again. Stir it frequently for some minutes. Be careful do not burn it!
  • Your halva is ready. Take a plate and spread it on the plate. You can add designs to your halva and decorate it with almonds, coconut, or even pistachios.

Notes

  • You can omit rosewater if you do not like its taste.
  • Halva can be served as a breakfast with bread.

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