Almond Halwa | Badam Halwa

Almonds are a very good source of vitamin E, manganese, biotin, copper, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and phosphorus. Since almond halwa made from almonds, this is very nutritious and healthy sweet. Almond halwa has also a very rich and unique taste. This flavored sweet suites everyone's tastes and best for any occasion.




INGREDIENTS: for 2-3 servings

Almonds  ...........................  1 Cup
Milk ....................................  1 Cup
Ghee melted ....................  ¼ Cup
Sugar ..............................   ¾ Cup
Cardamom powder .............  1 tsp.
Saffron  ............................... 1 tsp.
Water ……………….….….. ½ Cup

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Soak almonds in enough water for 6-8 hours. Then peel off the skin and rinse them.  If you do not have that much time to soak almonds, just soak them in hot water for 5-10 minutes. 
  2. Soak saffron in ¼ cup of milk for 1 hour.
  3. Grind blanched almonds with ¾ cup of milk to a smooth paste.
  4. Heat the ghee in a thick bottom pan. Add almonds paste and mix well. Stir the mixture continuously on low-medium heat.
  5. At the same time take sugar and water In another thick bottom pan. Boil sugar syrup over medium heat and stir continuously.
  6. Add saffron milk into an almond paste and cook the mixture over low-medium heat, constantly stirring to prevent it from scorching or burning. It can happen very easily, so be extra careful. Stir constantly!
  7. Take little water in a small bowl and just pour a few drops in the water to check the consistency. If it should lay a fine thread that doesn’t get dissolved in water immediately when you touch, add the sugar syrup in almonds mixture gradually and stir continuously. 
  8. Add cardamom powder and keep cooking the mixture until most of the moisture in it dries up. It will start to come away from the sides of the pan now. 
  9. Take the Halwa off the heat. Garnish with chopped blanched almonds and serve warm.



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