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Authentic Recipe of Halva. My Grandmother’s Traditional Iranian-Persian Wheat Flour Sweet.

Authentic Iranian Halva is a delicious and aromatic dessert made with wheat flour and rose water. It is traditionally cooked to celebrate events.

Things to know about Halva Recipe

Halva is a kind of dessert made all over Asia in different ways. Iranian halva is a very simple, easy-to-cook dish. It is made with wheat flour, sugar, and rose water. Persians love to add rose water to food.

Wheat halva is also no exception to this. Wheat flour itself gives a very distinct aroma to this dish. Halva is made at celebrations and some Islamic ceremonies such as Eid. It is also a traditional dish served to guests with evening tea.

Especially in winter, Halwa, filled with nuts, makes a delicious snack. Kids also love this dish. You must try this easy-breezy but delicious Iranian sweet dish.

My Grandmother’s Traditional Iranian Wheat Flour Sweet. Authentic Recipe of Halva.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: حلوا
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Dish Type Sweets Recipes
Main Cooking Method Boiled, Fried, Fried (Stir) – Wok


Servings 5 People
Calories / Serving 889 kcal


  • cup White Sugar – Regular Sugar – Granulated Sugar
  • cup Water
  • ¼ cup Rose Water
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cardamom Powder
  • ¼ tsp Saffron
  • 2 cups Wheat Flour Sifted
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • ¼ cup Almond Slivered
  • ¼ cup Pistachio Chopped
  • ¼ cup Coconut Shredded
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Sugar Syrup

  • Take a medium saucepan and heat the water in it.
  • Add sugar and bring it to a boil on low heat.
  • Then add rose water, cardamom, and saffron to it and set it aside.

Flour Mixture

  • Take another pan and add flour in it.
  • Lightly toss the flour over medium heat for about 8–10 minutes. Until aroma arises.
  • Then add oil to it and mix thoroughly while stirring. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Then start adding the sugar syrup to the flour.
  • When the flour mixture thickens, remove it from heat.
  • Transfer to a serving platter flatten it with a spatula and garnish with nuts.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes


Calories: 889kcalCarbohydrates: 102gProtein: 8gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 27gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.3gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 186mgFiber: 3gSugar: 61gVitamin A: 26IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Halva Recipe, Halvah Recipe, Traditional Iranian Wheat Flour Sweet, حلوا
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Cooking tip for making Halva

Stir flour on medium heat for better texture and aroma.

What to serve with Halva?

Serve it with traditional Persian Tea.

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