Showing posts with label Badam Halwa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Badam Halwa. Show all posts

01 October 2011

Badam Halwa / Almond Delight

I am here with another delicious dessert. This time its the almond halwa - packed with goodness of Almonds, milk and ghee and flavored with saffron and cardamom. It being the Navarathri week what else than a sweet. With lots of guests coming in today I thought this would be the perfect treat.

Badam Halwa
250 gm Almonds (blanched)
1/2 cup Ghee
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
a few strands of Saffron
a pinch of yellow food colour (optional)

In a food processor, grind the almonds to a fine paste with little milk.
Heat the ghee in a pan.
Add the almond paste and cook on medium heat till it turns golden.
Add milk and sugar and continue to cook till all the moisture evaporates and it becomes thick.
Remove from heat.
Add green cardamom and saffron.
Serve hot or cold.

The right consistency is when the mixture starts to leave the sides and wobbles in a big lump.
To serve cold, spread on a greased tray, cut into shapes of your choice and serve.
To serve hot, ladle individual portions on plates.