Semolina Halva

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Semolina Halva


Halva is a very traditional divine dessert of various cultures & geographies. This version is from the Agean coast of Anatolia.

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :45 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 15 Min


Serves : 4
  • 125 butter

  • 1 semolina

  • 1⁄4 pine nuts

  • 1 water

  • 1 milk

  • 1 1⁄2 sugar


  • Melt the butter.
  • Add semolina and pine nuts and roast by stirring for 10-15 min until pine nuts turn to light brown. (stove on medium heat).
  • Add water, milk and sugar respectively wait until boiling bubbles are observed. (increase the heat level).
  • Lower the heat (to low to medium) and stir occasionally untill the water runs out.
  • Turn off the heat, cover the lid of the pot and let it cool down.