Roasted Chickpea Halva Recipe

 

Leblebili helva
Roasted Chickpea Halva Recipe 

Turkish Roasted Chickpea Halva (Leblebili Helva) Recipe! 

Turkish Cuisine (Anatolian Cuisine) has many traditional foods and they have been cooked as traditionally by the Turks for over centuries. Maybe delicious halva desserts are the most famous foods for the Turks. They have been cooked in Turkish Cuisine for over centuries. There are different types of halva in our cuisine; such as tahini halva, semolina halva, wheat flour halva and chickpea halva etc.

Today's amazing dessert is brought to you by chickpeas. It is an amazing sweet dish to celebrate your festivals and special occasions. In this post, we are going to share our "Roasted Chickpea Halva (Leblebili Helva)"s recipe with you. We often cook wheat flour halva and semolina halva during the year (especially in religious days). In our childhood times, especialy in religious days, our moms cooked wheat flour halva (Un Helvası) or semolina halva (irmik Helvası) and send a halva plate with us to our neighbours. We delivered plate, plate of halva puddings door to door. But we haven't cooked roasted chickpeas halva before. This was first time for us and result was perfect. Our families and we loved it alot. We are sure that you like it, when you try it.

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Leblebili Helva 


What is Roasted Chickpea Halva!

According to the some chefs and experts; Chickpea halwa is an Indian dessert made of chickpeas, ghee, milk, jaggery, cardamom and nuts. It is so soft, aromatic and easy to make. "Halva" is a traditional sweet dish made in India and many other countries. Word "Halva" is being used in multiple languages including Arabic, Turkish, Bangla etc. Also, Halva word comes from the Arabic word "hulw", which literally means sweet or sweet dish. 

The History of Roasted Chickpea (Çorum Leblebi) and Roasted Chickpea Halva!

It is said that Çorum leblebi is first produced by Ahmedi Sever from the peas in Çorum city about three centuries ago. Çorum has become synonymous with roasted chickpea / leblebi. The word "leblebi" reminds people the word "Çorum" and the word "Çorum" reminds people the word "leblebi". Its pronunciation: Leb - le - bi. Roasted Chickpea helva was very famous dessert in Ottoman Cuisine and it was first served in Ottoman royal court. 

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Roasted Chickpea Snack (Leblebi)


What is Roasted Chickpea (Leblebi) and Its Nutritional Values!

Roasted Chickpeas (Leblebi), a member of the legume family, are made with chickpeas. Roasted chickpea (Leblebi) is a practical and delicious snack. To make roasted chickpeas (leblebi) from chickpeas, it must be heated or roasted in an oven. 

Roasted chickpea, a rich source of vitamins and minerals, improves digestion. It should be consumed to reduce the risk of various diseases. Rich in carbohydrate, protein, potassium, phosphorus, B vitamins and fiber content, also it accelerates bowel movements. Blended with different spices, roasted chickpea is a good alternative to meet your carbohydrate needs. Roasted chickpea, which is on the diet list of vegetarians and vegans, contains a small amount of fat.

A handful of roasted chickpeas contains about 30 calories. In addition to being low in calories, it provides a feeling of satiety. Roasted chickpea, which can be preferred in all snacks throughout the day, helps reduce the need for bread. Those who consume roasted chickpeas eat less junk food. Those who do not consume animal products can consume it with peace of mind. 100 gr roasted chickpea contains 268.00 kcal.

Roasted chickpea halwa
Roasted chickpea, a rich source of vitamins
and minerals, improves digestion, 


Çorum Roasted Chickpea (Çorum Leblebisi) and Its Halva are Very Unique! 

Roasted Chickpeas (Leblebi), a member of the legume family, are made with chickpeas. Compatible with all foods and beverages, roasted chickpea (Leblebi) is a practical and delicious snack. To make roasted chickpeas (leblebi) from chickpeas, it must be heated or roasted in an oven. 

Çorum city, a central Turkish province known as the country’s “chickpea capital” with the grain legume being its most famous export, was quick to seek a way to cash in on new publicity. Nowadays, The Çorum city's mayor, invites everyone (journalists, tourists, citizens) to Çorum's restaurants to serve roasted chickpea halva (Leblebili Helva). Also he invites Greece President Mitsotakis to the province to eat chickpea halva and the other dishes. According to The Çorum city's mayor; roasted chickpea halva was once served in Ottoman royal court and the “best” version of the dessert is made in Çorum city.

Roasted Chickpea Halva Gives a Warm Air to Human Relations!

Çorum city is where the Kadesh peace treaty was born, and these lands and their foods always contributed to peace. We all glad to hear that our roasted chickpea halva gave a warm air to our relations with Greece in March 2022. Furthermore, it was in Çorum that one of the copies of the earliest known surviving peace treaty between Hittites and Egyptians was found, in a site that once hosted the Hittite capital Hattuşa. Also, we wants to serve this dessert to Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country is currently engaged in a conflict with Ukraine. We hope that everyone eating this delicious dessert will be instilled with a sense of peace.

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Roasted Chickpea Halva Gives a Warm air to Human relations


Turkish Roasted Chickpea Halwa Becomes Symbol of New Era Between Turkey and Greece!

Greece and Turkey, on two sides of the Aegean Sea, are often at odds over a string of issues, despite sharing a common history and immense cultural ties. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Istanbul on March 13 at lunch. The two leaders spoke on bilateral ties, while eating their sea bass. At the end of the meal, a famous Ottoman dessert called roasted chickpea halva (Leblebili Helva) was served.

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Istanbul on March 13 at lunch. Athens has seen chickpea halwa, presented to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his visit to Istanbul,
as a new era between Turkey and Greece 



Athens has seen chickpea halva, presented to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his visit to Istanbul, as a new symbol of a new era between Turkey and Greece countries, with many Greeks sharing the deserts’ recipes with each other and a famous Greek chef preparing to cook one on a live broadcast. Yes this dessert made the Greek media curious. Greece’s SKAI TV even shared a recipe of the halva following the prime minister’s visit and soon, Greek news websites were flooded with recipes for the dessert. SKAI TV went further and presented the halva in a morning show, courtesy of Greek celebrity chef Akis Petretzikis, who also cooked galaktoboureko, a dish common to Turkish and Greek cuisines and known as “laz böreği” in Turkish, with a recipe from the cookbook of Mitsotakis’ late mother.

This dessert also again popular in all Turkey's cities too. We didn’t know this dessert's recipe and we decided to try it in our kitchens. It was really amazing and all of our house holds loved it. 

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Gluten free halwa


How to Make Roasted Chickpea Halva!

Turkish Roasted Chickpea Halva (Leblebili Helva) is super easy to prepare. Plus, this dessert is very budget friendly and is made using very simple ingredients. They are; roasted chickpeas (leblebi), granulated sugar, oil or butter and milk. That's it. Blend the chickpeas in the blender machine until all of them turn to flour. There should be no chickpea crumbs in the flour, it should be completely flour, otherwise it will not hold the consistency. Also, when you cook it in your kitchen, you should more pay attention, because it requires arm strenght. Turkish Roasted chickpea helva realy needs to be stirred very very constantly. More you stir constantly halva mixture, more you get a perfect halva. You can find and buy the roasted chickpeas (leblebi) in every market or grocery in Turkey very easily. Also, many online Turkish groceries sell roasted chickpeas (leblebi) on their websites. 

Recipe for Roasted Chickpea Halva!

Turkish Roasted Chickpea Halva (Leblebili Helva) goes well with coffee and tea. Also, it goes well with a scoop of ice cream too. Here it is our Roasted Chickpea Halva (Leblebili Helva)'s recipe.

Very good family favourite;

Serve: 4-6 servings, Preparation Time: 5-7 minutes, Cooking Time: 15 minutes, Cuisine: Anatolian Cuisines (Ottoman Cuisine),

Does halwa have chickpea?
Ingredients: 1 Cup of roasted chickpeas 


Roasted chickpea halwa
Ingredients: 2 or 3 Tablespoons of butter,


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Ingredients: 1 Cup of granulated sugar, 


Roasted chickpea halwa
Ingredients: 1,5 Cups of hot milk,


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Ingredients: For garnishing; a piece of half walnut
 for each serving plate,


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Ingredients: For garnishing; 1/4 teaspoon of
nutmeg powder for each serving plate, 


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Firstly put your roasted chickpeas into the
Blender - machine and blend them until they turn to flour, 


Roasted chickpea snack
There should be no chickpea crumbs in the flour,
otherwise it will not hold the consistency, 


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Then set the chickpea flour aside,


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Then melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, 


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When the butter melt, add chickpeas flour,


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Add chickpeas flour, little by little, and keep stirring, 


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Stirring until you have a roux with your flour
and the taste of flour has been cooked out
( it takes nearly 7-10 minutes )  


Gluten free halwa
Don't forget to stir constantly
because stirring process is really very important, 


Vegan besan halwa
Then add sugar and continue to stir
for more two or three extra minutes, 


Besan ka halwa without ghee
Then carefully add the hot milk
( watch out for spatter ) and keep stirring, 


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If you don’t want flour balls in your halva, stir constantly,
 until the whole sugar and milk are soaked, 


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By using the shaper, cut the helva into small squares
or diamonds for the serving plates.
Then put an half piece of walnut over the top, 


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And sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of nutmegpowder
 for each serving plate and then serve,


Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Roasted chickpeas (Çorum Leblebisi), (nearly 200 gr), 
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar, (nearly 200 gr),  
  • 2 or 3 Tablespoons butter, 
  • 1.5 Cups hot milk,
For garnish:

  • A piece of half walnut for each serving plate, 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of nutmeg powder for each serving plate, 
P.S: Vegans can use sunflower oil and water instead of the butter and milk. 

Preparation:

  1. First of all, put your all ingredients on your kitchen container. Then, put your roasted chickpeas into the Blender - machine and blend them until they turn to flour (there should be no chickpea crumbs in the flour, it should be completely flour, otherwise it will not hold the consistency). Then, set aside. 
  2. Then, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Then add chickpeas flour, little by little, and keep stirring (Dont forget to stir constantly because stirring process is really very important).  Stirring until you have a roux with your flour and the taste of flour has been cooked out (it takes nearly 7-10 minutes). 
  3. Then, add sugar and continue to stir for more two or three extra minutes, then carefully add the hot milk (watch out for spatter). Please dont stop, change your arm but dont stop, stir constantly. If you dont want flour balls in your halva, stir constantly, until the whole your sugar and milk are soaked. Now, it will get harder to stir but you should keep stirring, dont stop. Then cover and continue cooking over very low heat for 5-7 minutes. 
  4. Then, spread the still - hot pudding (halva) on a plate, and by using the shaper, cut the helva into small squares or diamonds for the serving plates (If you want, you can make your own shape by your hands or with two spoons give chickpea halva some sort of spoon - shape). 
  5. For garnishing; put an half piece of walnut and sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg powder over top and serve. 
Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. We also have halva here but I have never tried it. I think ours is made with sesame not with chickpeas which we also call leblebije :)

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    1. You should try it Dear Dezmond! Especially vegan halvas are perfect. Also sesame halva (here we call it as Tahini Halva) is so popular and we consume it alot. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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  2. I really like Halva and chickpeas too. Great idea and like the vegan alternatives you mention :-D

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  3. That sounds totally delicious. Thank you so much.

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  4. That looks like a lot of work, but the result speaks for itself...they look fantastic!

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  5. No lo conocía, pero me gustaría mucho hacerlo. Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

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  6. Look tasty! Thanks for introducing me bout Halva....i like chickpeas snack too especialy with something new like your ingredient recipe. Have a nice day Dear ^^

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  7. Dear Semra! Once I tasted Turkish Halva! My friends visited Turkey and brought it for me.

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    1. Hope you visit here and taste it here Dear Irma! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Interesting post and dessert. Looks delicious! Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear friend! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Eu nem sabia que podia torrar-se grão de bico, só costumo cozer em água.
    Mas parece-me boa essa sobremesa.

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  10. Chickpeas always come in handy. Fantastic post❤️

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  11. Great to hear about your passion of the chickpea and all it's goodness 💖✨💖

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Dear friend! Greetings.

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  12. Thanks so much for the post. Great recipes! Thanks for your comment too!

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  13. That sounds so good, I love chickpeas they are my favorite bean, and the name is fun. I like the history here, thanks so much for sharing <3

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! It is so delicious. I am sure you like it. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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  15. These look so yummy! I love chickpeas so will have to try them out! Having difficulty leaving comment with Nannyspansypatch.

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it. I am going to visit your blogsite. You are Nannyspansypatch?

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  16. Looks delicious and yummy.

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  17. I never heard of a chickpea dessert; I always like learning something new from you! These look so cute. :)

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  18. I don't know that I've ever had chickpeas! This sounds wonderful though, and I love learning about the backgrounds of the foods you share. I especally enjoyed reading about how Turkey and greece shared their love for this.

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it. Thanks for your nice cmoment. Greetings.

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  19. It is Judee from Gluten Free A-Z Blog. It will only allow me to comment as anonymous. Anyway- we love halvah and I am delighted to have this delicious looking recipe to try to make myself. Your photos and step by step instructions are extremely helpful. Can't wait to try it.

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    1. Hı Jude! Thank you so much for stop by and your nice comment. Have a wonderful Sunday. Greetings.

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  20. Yummy. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  21. This does look like a very long process, but I am sure it's worth it!

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    1. Yes it takes time but worh it Dear friend. Thanks for your nice comment.

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  22. Yummy -Christine cmlk79.blogspot.com

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  23. Hmm yummy, its looks delicious

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  24. Too bad I don't like nuts, they look really good. Condensed milk dessert with coconut

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    1. You can try it with flour or semolina. And you can use only nutmeg powder for garnishing. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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  25. When I was a kid in the 1970’s, my mom would buy chocolate halva at the store. It may have been made of sesame. I really liked it. I often make roasted chickpeas, but you have to eat them right away or they get mushy here due to the humidity.

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    1. Glad to hear you like halwa Dear friend! You can also make halwa with flour or semolina. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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    1. Hope you try it Dear friend! I am sure you like it too. Thanks for your nice comment. Greetings.

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  27. This look so delicious. Thank you for sharing recipe.

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  28. This is a lovely recipe I would want to try, I am fond of halwa!

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  30. Me ha encantado lo que nos propones. Muchas gracias Anne. Introduces interesante información y una completa descripción para lograr este postre.
    Tu no creerás!. He dejado esta noche reposar un bol con garbanzos para mañana preparar una cazuela calentita. Aquí al sur de América, estamos con un duro invierno.
    Creo que si visitara Turquía, regresaría con unos kilos de más!!
    Viaja mi abrazo.

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  31. Such a wonderful looking recipe! This looks terrific. And I know it must taste even better. :-) Thanks!

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    1. Here we don't use chickpeas to make sweet desserts, but I think they will be delicious.
      Greetings

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  33. ¡Hi!
    Yummylicious!
    I would never have imagined chickpeas could be used in a dessert. I can't wait to make it.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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