Walnut and Raisin Halva

, from Issue #86. September, 2019
Photography by Sarah Tuck.
Walnut and Raisin Halva

This vegan dessert recipe is easy to make and even easier to devour. It's the perfect ending to any meal. 

Serves: 8


1½ cups chopped jaggery (or use white sugar)
3 cups water
1½ cups fine semolina
¾ cup coconut oil
1/3 teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 small banana, mashed
½ cup raisins
½ cup walnut pieces, plus extra to serve


Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Set aside.

Put the semolina and coconut oil in a large saucepan over a medium-low heat and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring often, until lightly golden.

Add the spices and salt then carefully pour in the hot sugar syrup, stirring constantly until very thick and smooth. Mix in the banana, raisins and walnuts. Serve warm with extra walnuts, if desired.