Friday, January 22, 2010

Persian Halva,Fragrant Sweet Confection

Courtesy of Supreme Master Television

(For all ingredients, please use organic versions if available)
  • 2 cups oil
  • ½ cup rice floor
  • 1½ cups wheat floor
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup rose water
  • 1 teaspoon saffron
  • Garnish: Slivered almonds, slivered pistachio slices, coconut powder


1. Pour the oil in the pan. Turn on the heat.
2. Add the rice flour and the wheat flour into the oil.
3. Stir the mixture continuously until it becomes golden, and then set it aside.
4. Prepare to make the halva syrup by adding the water.
5. Add the sugar to the water, and dissolve it.
6. Add in the saffron powder.
7. Add the syrup to the fried flour gradually while stir.
8. Add in the rose water. Stir.
9. For garnish, sprinkle the coconut powder, and put the slivered almond and pistachio nicely on top of the halva.
10. Ready to be served.