Halva (Persian halva)

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Added by Serg


  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Tsp Zafran (Saffran)
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Ginger Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom
  • 2 Tbsp Rose Water
  • 1 oz (28g) Butter


  • 1- Soak the Zafran (saffron) in boiling water for 30 Minutes.

1- Pour 3/4 cup sugar in a pot.

  • 2- Add 1 cup boiling water, the cardamom and the rose water to the pot, and stir.
  • 3- Bring the mixture to boil over medium heat and let it simmer for 10 Minutes.
  • 4- pour 3 cups flour in a large pot and heat the pot over low heat, keep stirring the flour until it becomes darker. Note: It is important to keep stirring so the heat spreads across the flour evenly and avoids burning.
  • 5- Sift the heat flour in a colander and pour it back into the pot.
  • 6- Add the butter, stir and then add 1 cup oil and mix thoroughly.
  • Note:The mixture should look like the one shown in the video, if it's looser or harder, adjust with adding more flour or oil.
  • 7- Heat the mixture over low heat, keep stirring until the mixture changes it's color to light brown or brown (as preferred).
  • 8- Pour the Zafran in a small cup and cocoa powder and ginger powder in separate cups.
  • 9- Add the (Sugar, rose water, cardamom) mixture to each cup and mix thoroughly.
  • 10- Divide the flour mixture in 3 separate bowls and apply each flavor mixture from the previous step to each bowl and mix until the mixture looks like a soft dough.
  • 11- Spread and stack the doughs on top of each other.
  • 12- Cut it in any shape you would like.

Post your comment


Be the first to comment