Tahini-based halva with pistachios

tahini based halva with pistachios
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 Halva (halawa, alva, haleweh, halava, helava, helva, halwa, halua, aluva, chalva) refers to many types of dense, sweet confections. The word halva entered the English language between 1840 and 1850 from the Yiddish halva. The latter term came from the Turkish helva, a word which itself ultimately derived from the Arabic "ḥalwá" meaning sweet confection. The Arabic root "ḥelw" means sweet. Halva may also be based on numerous other ingredients, including sunflower seeds, various nuts, beans, lentils, and vegetables such as carrots, pumpkins, yams and squashes.



Main ingredients:


Calories (kcal)
Total Fat (g)
Cholesterol (mg)
0 mg
Sodium (mg)
194 mg
Sugars (g)
35 g
Protein (g)
14 g
Calcium (mg)
Iron (mg)
Iron 22%
Total Carbohydrate (g)
46 g

Step by Step method

Spread the butter on the toast bread, and then apply halva on the top of it equally.

Bon appétit...


Tips & variations

  • Halva can be kept at room temperature with little risk of spoilage. However, during hot summer months, it is better kept refrigerated, as it can turn runny after several days

  • Possible to serve for breakfast or afternoon for children