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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Badami (Almond) Halwa

Ingredients:

Almonds (Badam) - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 750 ml
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 cup ( I am too ungenerous while using ghee. You can use another 1/2 cup if you want)
Saffron - 15 strands, soaked in 3 tbsps milk
Cashewnuts - 10
Almond Flakes - 2 tbsps

Method:

  1. Boil 1 1/2 cups of water.
  2. Soak almonds in this water for about 10 mins.
  3. De-skin the almonds.
  4. Blend these almonds with 1/4 cup of water into smooth paste.
  5. Take a heavy bottomed wok, add blended almond paste and milk. Mix well.
  6. Start boiling this on medium flame stirring frequently.
  7. When the milk reduces to half, add sugar, cardamom powder and saffron milk and continue to boil stirring continuously.
  8. Add half the quantity of ghee and stir until it forms a lump.
  9. Heat remaining ghee,add the cashewnuts and fry them slightly.
  10. Add this to the halwa and mix well.
  11. Transfer it into bowl.
  12. Garnish with almond flakes.

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