Becky Luigart-Stayner
6 servings (serving size: about 1/3 cup)

The symbolically warm ingredients of saffron and carrots combine in this Shab-e Yalda recipe. Halvah is a Middle Eastern specialty that is thick and sweet--it is often referred to as a pudding and served as dessert.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place almonds in a food processor; process until finely ground.

Step 2

Combine carrot, milk, and saffron in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until most of milk evaporates (about 35 minutes), stirring frequently. Add ground almonds, sugars, and remaining ingredients. Cook on low heat 20 minutes or until mixture pulls away from sides of pan, stirring almost constantly.

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