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Badam / Almond Barfi

Shreela Sasidharan
120 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Badam / Almond Barfi RECIPE

A Divine - Melt in the mouth traditional sweet dish from Tamil Nadu. Personally learnt it straight from the kitchen of my Tamil neighbour. Thanks to her, this has now become a heavenly component of my kitchen as well.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Pan fry
  • Simmering
  • Roasting
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. badam / Almond ....1 katori
  2. Milk...about 1/2 cup
  3. Sugar..2&1/4 katori
  4. Ghee..minimum 1 katori
  5. elaichi powder. ..1tsp
  6. Badam. .10 ..halved / flakes for garnish


  1. Wash and soak almonds overnight or for about 2 hours in hot water. Remove the skin and wash again. Grind to a fine paste with just sufficient quantity of milk. Keep aside Badam paste.
  2. Melt the ghee in a pan, let it become hot.
  3. Grease a thali / plate and keep aside.
  4. Transfer badam paste and sugar into a heavy bottom, non stick deep vessel. Mix well and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  5. After 5 minutes, heat the vessel and keep stirring the mixture continuously on a medium flame.
  6. Soon the mixture will start thickening.
  7. From this stage onwards, keep adding little by little the hot melted ghee at regular intervals. You will note that the ghee will keep getting absorbed into the badam/sugar mixture.
  8. Continue until the mixture starts leaving the sides of the vessel and any excess ghee will be visible. Meaning, it will no longer be able to be absorbed into the mixture.
  9. Put oft the gas, mix well and very quickly transfer the mixture into the well greased thali or plate.
  10. Tap the thali/ plate so that mixture spreads uniformly all over the plate. Smoothen gently using a greased spoon.
  11. Sprinkle Badam halves/ flakes all over as garnish.
  12. After about 5 minutes, when it is still hot, almost setting, using a greased knife, cut into desired shape.
  13. Keep aside until it is fully set. Gently take out the Badam barfi pieces and store well.

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Ritu Sharma
Ritu Sharma   May-18-2016

Lovely recipe!

Harmandeep Kaur
Harmandeep Kaur   May-16-2016

Amazing dessert, Shreela!

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