Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Badam Halwa is one of my favorite dessert.Its easy to make and whatever the consistency it is very tasty because of all the rich ingredients that goes into the making of Badam halwa
Badam/Almonds- 2 cups
Sugar- 2 cups
Ghee - 3 tbsp
Saffron - a few strands
Whole milk/Carnation milk -2 cups
Boil 4 cups of water and soak the Badam for an hour.(You can also soak Badam overnight in water)Peel the skin off the almonds. They should just slip right out of the skin when you press on them. Finely grind the almonds in a blender with little milk.Grind coarsely.
Take a heavy bottom pan.Add 2 tbsp of ghee.Add the ground badam paste.Add whole/carnation milk. Stir well. You have to keep stirring as it easily catches the bottom. Add saffron. Add 1 tbsp of ghee. (You can add coloring if you wish). Keep stirring until the mixture thickens. The mixture will come along with the spatula you are stirring without sticking to the bottom, that is the sign for the halwa being done.
Mix well and serve.You can serve as a halwa or you can cut the halwa to pieces and serve as badam burfi.