Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Persian/Iranian desert


  1. Halva is a tasty dessert. To prepare it, heat oil in a frying pan until it is hot.
  2. Add flour, reduce heat and stir frequently until the mix changes colour to golden, thickens and becomes fragrant.
  3. Add sugar to one glass of water and bring to a boil.
  4. Add saffron and rosewater and stir.
  5. Let flour cool slightly, then add the mix and stir well.
  6. If the mix is not thick, heat for 1-2 minutes but not longer.
  7. Serve with crushed pistachio and almond sprinkled on top.
Most Helpful

Lovely halva with lots of rose water for aroma and saffron, pistachios and almonds. The taste of oil came through and I think I would use butter next time, since it gives such nice and warm aroma to halva.

rosslare November 19, 2010