How to make Semolina Halvash -

Semolina dessert with pine nuts and light citrus flavour.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Semolina, Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Greek

Course : Desserts

Semolina Halvash

Semolina Halvash Recipe Card


Greek cooking has an incredibly rich and diverse array of foods and beverages that are a result of literally thousands of years of living, cooking, and eating. Each Greek meal is fresh and inviting, and takes you on a journey through Greece's history.
The cooking methods and basic ingredients have changed little over time. Even the names of certain dishes remain the same. Bread, olives and olive oil, and wine have been the backbone of the Greek diet for many centuries, just as they do today.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Semolina Halvash Recipe

  • Semolina 1 cup

  • Sugar

  • Butter 1/4 cup

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 2 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Lemon rind grated 1/2 teaspoon

  • Orange rind grated 1/2 teaspoon

  • Raisins 2 tablespoons

  • Almonds chopped 4-5

  • Pistachios chopped 6-7


Step 1

Heat butter in a pan. Add pine nuts and sauté till light brown. Add semolina and continue to sauté till lightly coloured.

Step 2

Add two cups of water and cook stirring continuously till the mixture thickens. Add milk and continue to cook till the milk gets absorbed. Add sugar and cook till the sugar melts and gets absorbed.

Step 3

Add lemon rind and orange rind and mix. Add raisins, almonds, pistachios and mix.

Step 4

Continue to cook till the halwa thickens.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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