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May 08, 2020

Greek Halva with Semolina

A traditional recipe, found in many countries. Though Greek halva is the most delicious dessert, with little ingredients. Healthy and full of flavors.


  • 1 cup Sunflower oil​
  • 2 cups of semolina (1 cup of fine semolina and 1 cup of thick semolina)​
  • 3 cups of brown sugar​
  • 4 cups of water​
  • 2 cinnamon sticks and a few slices of orange or lemon​ (for the syrup)
  • Some Raisins ​
  • Raw almonds or any other dried fruits and nuts you prefer 
  • Cinnamon, for sprinkling​

How to make the Greek halva

  • To make the syrup, boil the water with the brown sugar and lemon peel for 5 minutes. ​
  • Roast the almonds and semolina in the oil. Stir constantly until the semolina is golden brown. ​
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the hot syrup and raisins.​
  • Stir well and simmer until the mixture thickens a little. Remove the pan from the heat and cover with a towel until the syrup is completely absorbed.​
  • Put the halva in a form, until it cools down.​
  • When it cools, take it out of the form and sprinkle with cinnamon, decorate with some almonds and raisins.

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