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Khalva from wheat starch

Khalva from wheat starch
Khalva refers to many types of dense, sweet confections, served across the Middle East, West Asia, Central Asia.

Khalva from wheat starch is a traditional sweet, prepared in Azerbaijan, made by sugar powder and with homemade wheat starch. Saffron infusion gives unique taste to this me.

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 4-5


  • 200 g/8 oz melted butter
  • 175 g/7 oz sugar powder
  • 125 g/5 oz homemade wheat starch
  • a few threads of saffron


  • Dilute wheat starch in water to obtain 200 ml of the quantity. Heat up butter and add sugar syrup made from 100 gr of sugar as 1:1. Dilute saffron in the syrup. Add the starch solution gradually to the hot butter-syrup mixture at constant stirring. Boil slowly and agitate for 8-10 minutes. Cool down the ready khalva and strew with sugar powder.

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