Wheatstarch Helva

Nişasta Helvasi

Preparation info

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Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

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Nişasta helva is made with pekmez – grape syrup – and has a distinctive flavour.


  • 150 ml/¼ pint pekmez
  • 150 ml/¼


Dilute the pekmez (grape syrup) with the water. Put the wheat starch in a bowl. Pour the pekmez into it little by little, stirring constantly until all starchy lumps disappear.

Heat the butter in a frying pan. Pour in the wheat starch and pekmez mixture, stirring briskly. Cook on medium heat, still stirring, until it becomes granulated. It should form granules like bulgur; if it doesn’t