- Preparation time
- 15 mins
- Cooking time
- 30 mins
- 6 people
- Meal course
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- Posted on
- January 23, 2023
Various types of Persian Halva are prepared and enjoyed across the world, and each of them carries their own delights and charms. Chefs from different nations use wheat or rice flour, sunflower seeds, nuts and even fruits in their Persian Halva recipes.
The traditional Persian wheat Persian Halva is one of the top favorite types among all. Halva would offer the majestic taste and lovable texture when it’s properly made. You can prepare Halva as a delicious and highly nutritious dessert, a side dish for breakfast or simply enjoy it with a warm drink as a wonderful snack.
Notes about How to prepare Persian Halva
- To turn the recipe into a vegan dish, you can simply use alternatives for the butter. Vegan butter and vegetable oil would work just fine.
- Make sure the syrup doesn’t get too thick. Thickened syrup will cause chunky, uneven texture and your Halva would go drier than it should be. If you added too much syrup and the Persian Halva mixture has turned gooey, simply let it sit on low heat and keep stirring. The excessive moisture should evaporate until Halva reaches the appropriate consistency.
- Using excessive amounts of butter or vegetable oil would cause the Halva to become runny. If you’ve used way too much oil, simply add some flour bit by bit to the Halva mixture and stir continuously until the desired texture is obtained.
- If you prefer the Halva to turn darker in color, you can add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the flour mixture. It simply brings out a darker color, but wouldn’t affect the taste or aroma.
- There are a couple choices when it comes to spices. You can use cinnamon powder or ground cilantro seeds as well.
One of the most important points in cooking is the use of fresh and organic ingredients. The first point is to use fresh ingredients.
The more you follow these tips, the better and tastier you will have. Rest assured, you definitely can and you will need some experience.
How to prepare Best Persian Halva for 6 people - 1Touch Food Culinary Center
Various types of Persian Halva are prepared and enjoyed across the world. Chefs use wheat or rice and even fruits in their Persian Halva recipes
Keywords: Persian Halva
Recipe Yield: 6
Preparation Time: PT0H15M
Cooking Time: PT0H30M
Total Time: PT1H45M
- 2 cup Flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1 cup Olive oil
- 1/2 cup rose water
- 6 table spoon brewed saffron
- 1/4 Tea Spoon Cardamom powder
- 1 As Needed almond
Recipe Instructions: Various types of Persian Halva are prepared and enjoyed across the world, and each of them carries their own delights and charms. Chefs from different nations use wheat or rice flour, sunflower seeds, nuts and even fruits in their Persian Halva recipes. Enjoy your meals!
- First thing, you'll need to prepare the saffron syrup. Fill a skillet with hot water and set it on medium heat. Add in the sugar and keep stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Make sure the heat remains on medium setting so the sugar won't burn
- After the last crystals of sugar are dissolved, allow the syrup to cool down for a while, and then add the cardamom powder, brewed saffron and rosewater.
- Sieve the flour into a bowl. Doing so will break down the possible lumps of flour and prevent clumping in the following steps. Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat. Gradually, add the flour to the pan and stir with a wooden spatula. Keep stirring until the flour turns golden brown, and then add the vegetable oil. Stir again to mix the flour thoroughly with the oil. Allow the mixture to fry well for about 10 minutes, and then lower the heat.
- Add the saffron syrup to the pot and stir well to prevent clumping. Let the pot remain on low heat for another 10 minutes so the flour mixture would absorb all the aroma and flavor.
- While the halva mixture is still hot, pour it into a container of your own preference and smooth the surface with the back of a spatula. It's common to garnish halva with ground pistachio, almonds or coconut powder. Halva is mostly served as a delicious, nutritious dessert along with brewed black tea. However, you can also enjoy it paired with any bread of your choice as a main course.