Any festival is incomplete without dry fruits and nuts. You can have nuts as it is or use it in a dish like biryani or kheer. Many people don’t prefer having badam as it it. Even I don’t like to eat raw pasta unlike cashew. Hence, using it in a halwa is a great way to have badam.
Badam has numerous health benefits. Have you heard people saying ‘Badam kha’ meaning to say to increase your memory?
This is a yummy and healthy halwa that is apt for any occasion. So enjoy this treat this Diwali.
Recipe Source here
Badam/ Almonds – 2 cups
Sugar – 1.5 cups
Milk – 2 cups
Ghee – ¼ cup
Water – ½ cup
Cardamom/ Elaichi Powder – ¼ tsp
Saffron – a pinch (Optional)
- Soak badam in hot water for an hour. Then peel off the skin.
- Take the badam in blender and blend to a smooth paste by adding milk.
- Take sugar and water in non – stick pan till sugar dissolved.
- Add the badam paste and mix well.
- Keep stirring till it becomes thick for 10 minutes.
- Once it is thick add few strands of saffron.
- Add in little ghee and mix again.
- Keep mixing till it become thicker and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
- Add cardamom powder and add rest of the ghee and keep mixing.
- Keep mixing till it becomes thick and switch off the flame.
Serve after it has cooled down.