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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Holvaytar (Halvah with flour)

Holvaytar is our national and very old recipe of sweet. We have a tradition that if a person moves into a new house he must cook this meal and give it to neighbors. It is delicious and healthier than any "snickers":) So you need:
500 ml of water
100gr of sugar
3 tbsp of flour
30 gr of butter
Add sugar in water and bring to boil, after all sugar is dissolved, remove from heat. Now take your non stick pan, put butter, melt it and add flour and fry until brown, don't worry if it smells like burnt. Take from the heat, add in our water that was boiled with sugar, add little water at a time stirring it constantly until no crumbs will seen. Add all the water and bring to boil. Let it simmer until it thickens. After your Holvaytar will become very thick, pour it on plates. Plates must be not deep. Serve it with wall nuts or any other nut you love. You can eat it as hot and as cold. Enjoy and let me know if you liked it:)
Yoqimli ishtaha!!!


  1. Hello Malika,

    It's Patty from Canada again. I'm really enjoying reading all your previous posts :-) But I have a question about this recipe: how brown should the sugar syrup be? Judging from your picture, the sugar syrup and the flour must be quite dark. Or does the mixture turn dark when you mix the flour and syrup? Thanks again!


  2. Patty, sugar syrup must not be dark, you will just melt the sugar in a water well and then take from the heat. The darkness is related to how long you will fry the flour. While frying flour must get dark brown, when u will add in syrup it will give it's color:) You're always welcome!

  3. Yeah its magic sweet... i love it