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Turkish Sesame Halva/Tahini Halva

Turkish Sesame Halva/Tahini Halva
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time

15 mins

As desired
Turkish Sesame Halva - Turkish Sesame halva or tahini halva is easily the most popular form of halva all over the world. You can flavor sesame halva with a variety of ingredients like vanilla, coco, pistachio, almonds etc.
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Source:  Mariam Khalil
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  • Brown sugar 2 cup
  • Sesame paste (Tahini) 2/3 cup
  • Milk 2/3 cup
  • For Flavoring:
  • You can flavor the Sesame halva with anyone of the following flavorings
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Cocoa 1 tsp
  • Pistachios (chopped) 1, 1/2 tbsp or according to preference
  • Almonds (chopped) 1, 1/2 tbsp or according to preference

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Cooking Directions

  1. Grease a small mold with butter.

  2. Cook sugar and milk in a sauce pan over medium heat to just under the soft-ball stage.

  3. Remove from heat and add Tahini and flavoring, but do not stir.

  4. Let it rest for 2 minutes.

  5. Beat the mixture with a spatula or spoon for a few seconds.

  6. Pour it into a greased mold and let it set.

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Comments posted by users for Turkish Sesame Halva/Tahini Halva recipe:

  1. I made this and it seemed a little too sweet - I know that is a strange thing to say about Halva, but when I make it again I will increase the amount of tahini

    on Aug 26 2019 6:37PM Report Abuse DOUGAL CRAIG
  2. achi recipe hai me try kron ga thank you

    on Aug 25 2017 12:43PM Report Abuse HAMZA
  3. Nice Recipe and Hope to join yours web site about my world new recipies

    on Jul 12 2017 7:11PM Report Abuse CHEF ABDUL JABBAR KHAN
  4. Mjhey hydearbad ke mashoor long xhiray ki recipe chahiye..!

    on Jul 5 2014 3:26AM Report Abuse GHANIFAROOQ
  5. @Guest or you could just buy a giant bag of sesame seeds for 5 dollars rather than pay 8 for imported tahini, put them in a cookie sheet, roast them at 400 until they give off an aroma and immediately remove them, put them in a food processor with a little vegetable or olive oil and blend until a pastestore stuff will last 4 months, so will yours, sesame seeds will last over a year...

    on Jun 30 2012 10:41PM Report Abuse GUEST
  6. Alyse, you will have a fudge like halva from this recipe.

    on Dec 6 2011 5:35AM Report Abuse MARIAM KHALIL
  7. There seems to be two kinds of halva, the fudge-like halva and the flaky variation. With this recipe will I have the flaky variation?

    on Dec 5 2011 5:52PM Report Abuse ALYSE
  8. Mohammed Mrema, I didn't get you. What exactly do you mean by machine for halva?

    on Nov 15 2011 11:49AM Report Abuse MARIAM KHALIL
  9. Dear SirHow to get machine for halva

    on Nov 5 2011 4:08PM Report Abuse MOHAMMED MREMA
  10. Sabah Sami, use commercially packed Tahini. Its so much convenient. soft ball stage is referred to sugar syrup's cooking temperature of 235-245 degrees. For a soft ball stage test, drop a spoonful of hot syrup in a bowl of chilled water. Try to gather the syrup in water with your hand. If it has reached soft-ball stage, the syrup easily forms a ball while in the water, but flattens when removed.

    on Sep 24 2011 5:11AM Report Abuse Guest
  11. how can i make tahini or shall i use readymade tahini sause which is available in the market thx (wht is the meaning of soft ball stage)

    on May 10 2011 6:50PM Report Abuse SABAHSAMI

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