Date Halva


Date halva is a traditional Middle Eastern sweet made from dates, ghee, and cashews. It is a rich and decadent treat that is perfect for any occasion. The recipe for date halva is quite simple and requires only a few ingredients. Date halva can be served warm or chilled and is often garnished with chopped nuts or seeds for added texture and flavour. Ghee is a clarified butter that is commonly used in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine, it gives the date halva a buttery richness and nutty flavour.

Date Halva

Date halva is a delicious and healthy sweet that can be enjoyed by all ages and is perfect for those looking for a treat that is both delicious and nutritious. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or just looking for a sweet snack, date halva made with ghee is sure to impress.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, Mediterranean, Pakistani


  • 2 cups of pitted dates
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons of good quality ghee
  • 3/4 cup sugar to taste
  • 1 cup whole milk powder 
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 healthy pinch of saffron
  • 2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • Coconut flakes for garnish. 


  • Method: 
    Place the pitted dates in a bowl and cover with the boiling water. Let that sit for20 minutes then blend to a smooth consistency.
    Heat the ghee in a heavy bottom pan and add the date mixture. 
    Stir well and add the sugar, milk powder, almond meal, saffron and cardamom powder. Stir well till it does not stick to the sides of the pan. Now fold in the cashews 
    Prepare your square 7 inch baking pan by covering with parchment paper brushing with ghee
    Pour the halva into the pan. Smooth it out and dust with coconut. 
    Refrigerate till firm. Cut into desired shapes and enjoy. 
Keyword date, Dessert, halwa

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