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 with step wise pictures.

Badam halwa

Badam Halwa Recipe-Almond Halwa

Badam Halwa-Almond Halwa

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Almonds-Badam -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)


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-almond halwa

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.

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

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

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

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

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

  6. Rich and yummy halwa.. Nice presentation

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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 :)

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

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

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

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

  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..

  19. Followed the recipe to a "T" came out very well. Thank you! Just wondered if I use palm sugar instead of refined sugar will the result be the same?

    1. Yes, you can use palm sugar or raw cane sugar but I have yet to try it. You can try it in less quantity using palm sugar.

  20. Hey my halwa is way to sweet...is there anything I can do to make it less sweet. .thanks in advance

  21. I tried this halwa today.it came out nice n yummy.pls try with palm sugar n let us know

  22. Hi Padhu, how long will it keep in an airtight jar without refrigeration?

  23. Thank you for your simple recipes. I come here often when am in the mood for some experimentation 😃.

  24. I tried this recipe and it came out very well. Thank you for the simple and clear steps. I am a fan of padhuskitchen.

  25. Tried on navratri day..came out well..thanks padhu ur ur recipes are as simple as ur name..easy to remember too

  26. I made this yesterday... It came out too gud!! Thanks a lot mam 😊


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