Greek Semolina Pudding

greek semolina pudding

1…2…3….4…..come on guys take a fork…. 🙂

A super easy recipe to remember, greek traditional “Halvas”, with only a few ingredients you will always have in mind, just by counting from one to four… Oh, and don’t you think you will get confused… Remember: one cup stands for the most expensive ingredient and gradually goes to the cheapest….greek semolina pudding1


  • 1 cup of olive oil,
  • 2 cups of coarse semolina (you can use and fine for a different texture),
  • 3 cups of sugar (I always put less than three….. but that was the initial recipe, and that’s easier to remember 🙂 … adjust to taste),
  • 4 cups of water,
  • Spices (cinnamon, cinnamon stick, orange peel or lemon).
  •  Preparation:
    In a saucepan, add the water, the sugar and the spice you like most.  Bring to a boil.
    In another pot, add the olive oil and semolina and cook for a while stirring now and then, until you get the colour you want (the darker the semolina becomes the darker will become the pudding). Add spoonfuls of syrup into the second pot, very carefully as it is hot and fluffy and pops out….  When you have added all the syrup, cook the pudding, stirring constantly, until it thickens.  Put pudding into bowls, or molds, or just spread it into a pan, let cool and then cut into servings. Serve warm or cool, sprinkle with cinnamon dust and……….enJoy!!!
    Note: Use the same cup for measuring all the ingredients…greek semolina pudding2It is vegan: dairy and egg free. It also is nut free!  And although I used to think it’s mostly a winter recipe, I tried this out lately in a tavern in Lesvos Island, called “I mouria tou Mirivili”… it was light and chilled, and it was a great after lunch treat!! ❤

Loved the colours of that island too… ❤lesvos island1lesvos island2lesvos islandlesvos island5lesvos island4

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