t is a candy made from ground sesame seeds. It is an oriental originated sweet. This is Halva.
The ruler of Multan (a region in Pakistan) created the first halva in the 18th century, in order this be a royal dessert.
Very soon the halva making passed to Persians, and to Turks.
uring the last years of the Turkish occupation, Greeks learned to make their own halva with a more western oriented approach. Thus, very soon halva became a traditional Greek product.
oday, the best Halva considered the Persian, the Turkish, and the Greek.
In Greece, the modern candy's preparation requires cooking under pressure and the skill of a professional confectioner.