Halva: Unique Halwa - Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Halva: Unique Halwa – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Halva is a traditional dish made in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. However, it is also famous in Turkey, and people consume it regularly as a dessert after meals to satisfy their sweet teeth. Today’s article will give you a simple list of ingredients and instructions to make a unique Turkish Halwa. Read on!


  • Two cups of water
  • One cup of sugar
  • 50 grams of butter
  • One cup of flour
  • ¼ cup of peanuts or walnuts
  • Ground pistachio for topping


  1. Add water and sugar to a pot and then bring it to a boil
  2. Over medium-low heat, simmer the ingredients and then remove them from the heat
  3. Use another large pot to melt the butter
  4. Make sure you use a non-stick pot
  5. Now, add flour and peanuts to the flour
  6. Cook over low-medium heat for 10-15 minutes
  7. Continue stirring until you feel a toasted aroma
  8. Reduce the heat and add the boiling syrup to the pot
  9. Use a wooden spoon to stir the syrup until you achieve a smooth texture
  10. The purpose is to make a thicker pudding
  11. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool
  12. Add the halwa to small cups and top with coconut flakes, pistachio, or cinnamon
  13. Serve the delicious Turkish halwa
  14. Enjoy the dish with your family or friends