Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Badam Halwa Recipe-How to make Badam Halwa

Badam Halwa is a rich and tasty Indian dessert prepared with almonds and also one of my favorite halwa.This recipe comes from my chitti (aunty) who makes badam halwa often. Except reducing the amount of ghee, I followed her recipe as such and it turned out well.Today we will learn how to make badam halwa following this very simple recipe.

Badam halwa

Almond/Badam Halwa Recipe 

Ingredients needed

Almonds -1/2 cup
Sugar -1/2 cup or 3/4 cup if you want more sweetness
Milk -1/2 cup
Ghee -1/4 cup ( in Chitti's recipe, it was 1/2 cup ghee)
Saffron - a pinch/ few strands (soak it in a tbsp of milk)
Kesari color - a pinch for color (optional)

Preparation

Soak almonds overnight and peel the skin. Alternatively you can boil them in hot water for a few minutes and peel the skin

Grind almonds with 1/4 cup of  milk to a smooth paste.

How to make Badam halwa
Method

Melt ghee in a kadai and keep it aside. In the same kadai (as it is coated with ghee, it will prevent the halwa from sticking to the bottom of the pan) bring 1/4 cup of water to boil, switch off the flame, add sugar and let the sugar dissolve completely.

Now add the badam paste, remaining milk, kesari color, saffron and cook on medium flame stirring continuously.

Once it starts thickening and the sides start getting a little dry and flaky, add all the ghee except 2 tsp and cook stirring continuously on low flame.

The ghee will be completely absorbed and the halwa will start leaving the sides of the pan. Now switch off the flame, add the remaining 2 tsp of ghee and stir for about 3-4 minutes.(this makes the halwa softer when it sets)

Once it cools the halwa will thicken. The badam halwa turned out very soft and yummy and we all loved it very much.

Note - Use fresh ghee and good quality sugar for best results.

If you like this post, kindly consider linking to it or sharing it with others or like us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter or join me on Google Plus to keep up to date with Padhuskitchen

25 comments:

  1. super tasty desert u got there..just loving it:0

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love badam halwa to the core.. looks so delicious...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Who can resist this super yummy halwa...

    ReplyDelete
  4. yummy.. i thought to make this weekend.. lovely recipe

    ReplyDelete
  5. So soft & yummmyyyy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  6. Rich and yummy halwa.. Nice presentation

    ReplyDelete
  7. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wish to finish that whole bowl,yummy halwa.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks awesome. I like the step wise presentation.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow!!! Mouth watering. Wud like to have some...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks so yum n perfect ...wish I can have this

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love badam and all dishes with badam.
    Great akka looking delicious..mmmmmhmmm
    Akka can I do this without saffron.I dnt have here.
    Regards,
    Mymoon

    ReplyDelete
  13. I tried this dish at home. It came out so well. Only thing I forgot was to use boiled water in the first stage. Instead I used milk. It tasted delicious . Thank you :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I tried this ,came out really well.Thanks padhu for sharing this,waiting for more recipes from you.....

    ReplyDelete
  15. My first attempt at a south indian dessert and turned out to be wonderful! Thanks for the recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Tried this today... Came out very well... Yummy... Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hello, can you tell me how long I can keep this? Thanks. Ganesh

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi padhu! I am a silent follower of ur recipes.. today i tried ur badam halwa for guests.. really it turned out well n yummy which my guest loved it ..thanks...pls keep ur gud work..

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.