Persian Halva

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by littlemafia

A dessert from Iran, which can be decorated nicely with pistachio and almond.

Top Review by AaliyahsAaronsMum

I made this dish for a school event, mostly everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I did get some mixed reviews though, but that's purely because they are not used to the unique flavours, especially of the rose water. I loved it and an Iranian student told me it tastes exactly like how his mum makes it back home so that makes me a very happy person! Thank you, littlemafia, for sharing another one of your wonderful recipes, will be making it again for sure!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan .
  2. Add flour, reduce heat and stir frequently until becomes golden.
  3. In another pot,add the 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. If the mix is not thick, heat for 1-2 minutes but not longer.
  6. Serve with pistachio and almond sprinkled on top.

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