Turkish Semolina Halva Dessert Recipe (Irmik helvası)

Turkish Semolina Halva Dessert Recipe (Irmik helvası)
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We love Turkish desserts and one of my family’s favorites is this Turkish semolina halva dessert recipe also known as Irmik helvası.

First, let me start that letting you know that you will not be disappointed with this Irmik helvası, Turkish semolina halva dessert recipe…pinky promise.

Turkish halva, helvah, helva or Irmik helvası is a type of dessert resembling a thick porridge cross pudding that is popular throughout the Middle East where it originated from.

The Middle Eastern halva dessert is typically made there using a sesame seed paste referred to as sugar and tahini. This Turkish semolina halva is made using semolina flour and butter, along with sugar, milk, water, vanilla and pine, pistachio, or walnuts nuts.

This delicious Turkish semolina halva is somewhat dense and heavy and has a clumpy texture. The best thing of all is that this Turkish semolina halva dessert recipe is super easy to make and can be prepared with a few ingredients in a matter of minutes.

Oh…before I forget, You can make this Turkish semolina halva with milk and butter vegan just by substituting both of those ingredients with coconut butter and almond milk in the same amounts…it’s that easy!

Ready to make this classic traditional Turkish semolina halva dessert recipe (Irmik helvası)? Let’s do it!

Ingredients For Turkish Semolina Halva

  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts, walnuts or peanuts (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Ingredients For Halva Glaze

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

Topping For Semolina Halva

  • 1/3 cup walnuts, pistachio or almonds

How To Make Turkish Halva?

  • Place the butter in a non stick pot and turn on the stove to medium low heat.
  • After the butter is melted, add the semolina flour and pine nuts into the pot and cook for approxiately 15 minutes stirring occassionally to prevent the mixture from burning at the bottom.
  • Lower the heat to low and add the sugar and stir until well combined.
  • When you notice the color of the semolina begining to brown brown, add milk and water and stir.
  • Continue Stirring over low heat until the syrup is absorbed then remove from the heat.
  • You can shape your halva using a small bowl or form or serve as is on a plate.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of pistachio. walnut or almonds.
  • Enjoy!
Turkish Semolina Halvas

Easy Turkish Semolina Halva (Irmik Helvası)

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This delicious Turkish semolina halva dessert also known asIrmik helvası can be prepared in just 25 minutes using just a few ingredients.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Middle Eastern, Turkish
Servings 4 people
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Non-Stick Pot
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup

Ingredients
  

SEMOLINA HALVA

  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts walnuts or peanuts (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional

HALVA GLAZE

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water

Topping

  • 1/3 cup pistachio, walnuts or almonds bits

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter in a non stick pot and turn on the stove to medium low heat.
  • After the butter is melted, add the semolina flour and pine nuts into the pot and cook for approxiately 15 minutes stirring occassionally to prevent the mixture from burning at the bottom.
  • Lower the heat to low and add the sugar and stir until well combined.
  • When you notice the color of the semolina begining to brown brown, add milk and water and stir.
  • Continue Stirring over low heat until the syrup is absorbed then remove from the heat.
  • You can shape your halva using a small bowl or form or serve as is on a plate.
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of pistachio. walnut or almonds.
  • Enjoy!
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