Thursday, July 28, 2011

Badam Halwa

1 cup Badam (Almond) 
11/2 cup Sugar
1 cup pure Ghee
2 cups Fresh 
A pinch of yellow food colouring
Few strands of Saffron
1/8 tsp Cardamon powder
Finely sliced Almonds and pistachio (for garnishing)  

  • Blanch almonds in hot water for 3 hours.
  • Peel the outer skin of the almond and grind it into a coarse paste using  a little splash of milk.
  • Heat 1/2 cup ghee in an nonstick pan, add the grounded almond paste, the remaining milk and sugar and cook till it becomes thick. Keep on medium low flame.
  • Now add the cardamon powder, the food colouring, the remaining ghee and saffron strands. Stir for few more mins till ghee comes to the surface.
  • Halwa is ready, when the mixture does not stick to the pan.
  • Now grease the serving bowl with ghee and pour the halwa mixture and even it out to form a smooth surface.
  • Serve it garnished with finely sliced almonds and pistachio.

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