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Badam Halwa

Shyamala Kumar
0 minutes
Prep Time
90 minutes
Cook Time
25 People
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‘Badam Halwa’ a rich, traditional Indian sweet that melts in the mouth and is heavenly in taste.One of the most popular sweets prepared during festivals like diwali.

Recipe Tags

  • Festive
  • Indian
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 25

  1. 200 gms - badam
  2. 2 cups - sugar
  3. 2 cups +1\4 cup - ghee
  4. 1 cup + 1\2 cup - full cream milk
  5. a big pinch - saffron


  1. Soak badam in hot water for 30 mins, drain the water and peel the skin.Grind it into a thick paste using 1 cup of milk.
  2. Soak saffron in 1\2 cup of lukewarm milk, mix it slightly and keep it covered.
  3. In a thick bottom kadai mix badam paste and sugar, stir over low flame till its starts to bubble.
  4. When the bubbles decrease, add the saffron milk. When the halwa starts sticking to the kadai, start adding melted ghee, 1\4 cup at a time.
  5. The ghee gets absorbed into the halwa at once. Keep on adding 1\4 cup of ghee and stir till we are done with the whole amount of ghee (2 1\4 cups).
  6. At this point, the halwa thickens and starts oozing with ghee. Switch off the flame, give a good stir for a minute and let it cool.
  7. Transfer it into a clean container and serve as desired.

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Shyam Kumar
Shyam Kumar   Nov-14-2015

Very nice

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