Thursday, 20 February 2014

Badam Halwa

                 What better can you make for a sweetaholic’s birthday than the king of desserts. Yup. I made badam halwa for Vj’s birthday and he just loved. Ofcourse he would like anything that is labeled as sweet but this halwa did turn out too good, else I wouldn’t have dared to post it here J


Badam – 1 cup (heaped)
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Ghee – ½ cup
Milk – ½ cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Saffron - a tiny pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch

Cooking Method:

              Soak almonds overnight. Peel the skin and grind it alongwith ¼ cup milk to a slightly coarse paste. Crush the saffron and add it to 2 tbsp of warm milk alongwith the turmeric powder.
             Heat the sugar and water in a wide pan until sugar completely dissolves. Now add the badam paste and stir continuously. As the paste blends well with the sugar syrup, add the remaining milk, saffron milk, cardamom powder and mix well.
                 Keep stirring continuously while you add ghee at regular intervals. At one point, ghee will be completely absorbed and small white bubbles will start appearing. The halwa will start leaving the sides of the pan now. This is the right consisitency. Switch off the flame. Transfer to a dry container and refrigerate once it cools. This halwa thickens with time.
Sending this to simply food's let's cook sweet treats for valentine  and only food for growing children at shruti's rasoi started by Pari.




  1. This halwa looks delicious I love the click.Thankyou for sending it to lets cook sweet treats for valentine event at Please can you add the event announcement to your post as this is a mandatory requirement for entry.Thanks

  2. oops sorry .... missed out some how ... updated now :)