Veteran's Halva

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Veteran's Halva (Gaziler Helvası)

Butter or margarine1 cup200 gr
Flour2 1/4 cup250 gr
Almond (blanched)1 2/3 cup200 gr
Milk5 cup1 kg
Sugar1 2/3 cup300 gr


Brown flour and almonds in melted butter in a saucepan until light brown stirring constantly. Set aside. Scald milk. Add sugar into milk and stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir milk gradually into flour mixture blending well. Simmer gently over very low heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Let stand covered for 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy866 cal
Protein16,9 g
Fat48,7 g
Carbohydrates95,4 g
Calcium296 mg
Iron2,22 mg
Phosphorus374 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium361 mg
Vitamin A1361 iu
Thiamine0,15 mg
Riboflavin0,53 mg
Niacin1,75 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Cholesterol91 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is served on special days in Edirne.