Halva at home

Halva at home

Halva - a very popular oriental dessert, made from seeds or nuts with sugar, oil and sometimes some other components. Of course, you can buy this sweetness, but many are wondering how to make homemade halva.

Halva can be prepared not only from the purified sunflower seeds, but also from peanuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, etc. -. A lot of options.

sunflower halva

So, a simple recipe for homemade halva from sunflower seeds.


  • 0.5 kg of peeled sunflower seeds;
  • 1 cup granulated sugar;
  • 1.5 cups of flour;
  • 60-80 ml of water;
  • 130-150 g of sunflower oil.


First lightly calcined seeds on a dry frying pan, and then passed them twice through a meat grinder (you can use the combine). In the same skillet lightly brown the flour, stirring a wooden spatula. Mix the flour with ground seeds, and then once again cranking through a meat grinder or blender until smooth we lead. Now, prepare the syrup: sugar fill with water, bring to a boil over medium heat, remove noise, reduce the supply of small fire to boil and 3-4 minutes. Carefully pour the hot syrup in sunflower oil, whisk shaken. Gradually add the prepared mass of seeds and flour. We would like to homogeneity and we shift into a greased form, but better - dividing knife into approximately equal rectangular pieces, wrap in greaseproof paper and place it under the press in the refrigerator. After a few hours (at least 4) halva from sunflower seeds ready for use.

Halva with nuts

It can turn out delicious and nutty homemade halva.


  • 200 g peeled walnut kernels;
  • 130 g of natural butter;
  • 200 g of sugar;
  • 400 ml of whole milk or cream;
  • 15-20 g of corn starch;
  • a bit of cinnamon and vanilla.


In hot milk or cream syrup add cornstarch previously dissolved in cold milk (1: 5) and, stirring, bring home to a boil over low heat. Milled kernels fry in oil until golden brown hue, and then shift into the pan, Fill the prepared starch syrup, milk, stir thoroughly and tightly close the lid. Let's warm up a lot of more for half an hour. Then Spill weight on greased with butter dish and leave to cool.

peanut paste

You can cook delicious halva and peanut.


  • 0.5 kg of refined peanut;
  • 1 cup of sugar;
  • 150 ml of sunflower oil;
  • 1.5 cups flour;
  • 60-80 ml of water;
  • silent vanilla.


Lightly calcined peanut kernels in a pan and then Peremel using processor or meat grinder. Podrumyanim flour on a dry frying pan and mix with ground peanuts. Volёm oil and mix thoroughly. Prepare the water and sugar thick syrup. All mix and cool slightly.

About additives

The halva but these components may also be added honey, eggs, sesame seeds and more. This is more a matter of imagination. Experiment with the components, of course, maintaining a sense of action.

Halva at home
Note that when using the honey it is necessary only slightly warm but not boiling. Nuts can grind small or medium or a combination of different textures.

Add the chocolate

Delicious turns and halva in chocolate. To prepare such halva, follow any of the recipes given above, and then with a knife, divide the mass into small pieces and allow to cool slightly, then roll each in melted chocolate (you can then roll them in coconut flakes - it will still taste better) and drain. Halva is well served with freshly brewed tea, coffee, yerba mate, rooibos, Lapacho.

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