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Semoulina halva
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:431
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:20th January 2013

Semolina halva from Greece.


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  1. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the semolina until it starts to turn golden.
  2. Stir in the sugar, spices and the water.
  3. Cook over a low heat until the mixture thickens.
  4. Add the almonds and rosewater and cook until it is almost solid.
  5. Turn out into a greased dish and smooth the top.
  6. Sprinkle with the pistachio nuts.

Serving suggestions

Can be eaten hot or cold, with thick yogurt.


There are numerous variations of halva across the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. You can use any nuts and/or seeds.

Chef's notes

I would recommend using a non-stick saucepan when making this.

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