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Recipe By: Tilla

About this Recipe:

Tilla: There are many halva recipes out there. This is an easy and delicious Persian recipe for halva.

Main Ingredients:

Flour: 2 cups
Oil: 1 cup
Sugar: 1-1.5 cups
Water: 1 cup
Rosewater: 1/2 cup
Saffron: a pinch
Pistachio: to decorate


1. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add flour slowly and mix with the oil.

2. In a separate saucepan, bring the sugar and water to boil. Add saffron and rosewater to make a syrup.

3. Add syrup to the flour and oil mixture and blend together.

4. Spread the mixture onto serving plates and leave it to cool down for at least half an hour.

5. Decorate with pistachio before serving.

Published on April 26, 2009
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Ready in
45 min
Recipe by
5 Ratings
Average rating: 4.6

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