Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine
Halva (İrmik Helvası)
|Margarine||¾ cups||150 grams|
|Pine nuts||2 tablespoons||20 grams|
|Semolina||2 cups||300 grams|
|Water||2 ½ cups||500 grams|
|Sugar||1 1/3 cups||240 grams|
Melt the margarine,
add the nuts and the semolina and brown them for about 15 minutes until the
ingredients change colour slightly, stirring all the time. Boil the water in
a seperate saucepan, add and melt the sugar. Add the syrup to the semolina,
stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Cover with a napkin and let rest for 20 minutes.
Toss before serving.
(in approximately one serving)
|Vitamin A||766 iu|
|Vitamin C||- mg|
It is prepared
in all regions. In some regions milk or a water - milk mixture is used instead
of water. It is generally prepared for religious feasts or days and also at
the home of the deceased after a funeral, where it is served to those coming
for condolesence and is also distributed to the neighbours.