Homemade Semolina Halva


Halva is a sweet treat served in parts of Asia, Africa, Balkan countries (including Macedonia), some Europian countries and in the Jewish world. There are many types of halva and this is a recipe for semolina based halva and it’s delicious.



  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups semolina
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • nuts, raisins



  1. Take a deep pot and pour 1 cup of oil and 2 cups of semolina. Cook on a low temperature with constant stirring until browned. Add little chopped nuts or raisins if desired (I strongly recommend adding nuts for better taste).
  2. Then add 3 cups of sugar and 4 cups of water and cook everything until it thickens. Pour into molds or into a pan and when cooled, cut in cubes and keep in the fridge.



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