Badam Halwa Recipe - How to make badam halwa | Easy Diwali Sweets

Badam Halwa Recipe
Badam Halwa is a rich and delicious Indian sweet made with pureed almonds, ghee, sugar and saffron.As I love all sweets badam halwa is no exception , I love the saffron flavour the best in badam halwa.I havent made many sweets with almonds(badam) except for  badam kheer. I saw a TV show where Chef Venkatesh Bhat showed the demo of making badam halwa so made a note of it and tried it few months back and it turned out a delicious treat.I wanted to post it for diwali so reserved since 2months :)

Except for soaking and peeling this doesnt take much time....this sweet is very easy to make and yummy to eat. So what are you waiting for?! Just bookmark this recipe and make for this diwali 2013 and enjoy the treat!
Badam Halwa Recipe
When I thought of making badam halwa the first thing I kept thinking was about how to click the gorgeous looking halwa......I wanted that grainy texture with swirls in my halwa as I got inspired from a picture in flickr...And finally I could get it in my pics as I expected....I was surprised that it came out so beautiful and satisfied my thirst for clicking the pics how I wanted :)

Badam Halwa Recipe - Ingredients

Badam Halwa Recipe
Preparation Time : 2 hrs | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Badam - 1/2 cup heaped
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Condensed Milk - 1 tbsp (optional)
Milk - 1/8 cup + 1/8 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch(optional)
Saffron - a tiny pinch
Yellow food color - a tiny pinch

Method:

  1. Soak almonds for 2 hrs. Then peel off the skin and make it ready.
    How to make badam halwa - Step1
  2. Then grind the almonds along with 1/8 cup of milk to a fine/semi coarse paste as per your preference.I wanted mine grainy so grinded it to a semi fine paste.Take another 1/8 cup of warm milk crush saffron and add it.Add the yellow food color also,set aside.
    How to make badam halwa - Step2
  3. In a pan - add sugar with water and let it boil until sugar completely dissolves.Then add the badam paste and stir it continuosly to avoid lumps.Once its completely blended with the sugar syrup add saffron milk and condensed milk and mix well.If you are adding cardamom powder add it now.
    How to make badam halwa - Step3
  4. Keep stirring in low flame for 5mins, it will splutter so be careful.Then add a tsp of ghee at regular inervals stirring continuously.At one stage spluttering will stop, ghee will be completely absorbed and the halwa will start leaving the sides of the pan and small white bubbles will start appearing.This is the right stage, to switch off.
    How to make badam halwa - Step4
Cool down and store in a clean container.Badam halwa thickens with time.You can also pack as single servings(as kept in the plate in the background)as we get in shops.
How to make badam halwa

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Badam Halwa Recipe

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