Halva

  • A sweet popular in India and the Middle East.
  • Made with sesame flour.
  • Also known as “halwa”.
  • Makes 6 balls.
  • 5 minutes to prepare, half an hour to refrigerate.

Wild Flower Active Honey, Organic 250g (Tiana)

2 tablespoons of set honey (not runny honey).

Ecomil Nature Organic Sugar Free Almond Drink 1L

Just a teaspoonful or so of milk to make the mixture more workable. Here, we used almond milk.

Cardamom Seed Powder, Organic 50g (Sussex Wholefoods)

A couple of pinches of cardamom powder.

Unsalted Pistachios (1kg) - Sussex WholeFoods

A handful of these non-salted pistachios as a topping. Crush first.

Other Ingredients

120g sesame flour

Method

  1. Mix the sesame flour, honey and a tiny dash of milk in a food blender.
  2. If the mixture is too firm and unworkable, add a little more milk. If too loose, add a little more sesame flour.
  3. Add the cardamom powder and give it a final mix.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls (you may need to dust your hands with sesame flour).
  5. Crush the pistachio kernels and sprinkle over the balls.
  6. Refrigerate for half an hour to firm up the balls.