Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali | How to make Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali

By Swathi Joshnaa Sathish  |  22nd Apr 2018  |  
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  • Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali, How to make Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali
Hyderabadi Badam ki Jaliby Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
  • Prep Time


    1 /4Hours
  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali Recipe

Badam ki Jali is the most traditional sweet of Hyderabad . It’s also called as Shadi wali sweet by the natives of Hyderabad . This sweet is till date famous and know for its authenticity . Few families in Hyderabad take orders of this Shadi wali sweet in larger quantities . It’s their family business .This recipe is being passed on to generations .

Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali

Ingredients to make Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali

  • almonds 1 cup approximately 150 grams
  • sugar 150 grams
  • water 3/4 cup
  • Powdered sugar for dusting purposes 1 cup
  • cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • Milk 1/2 to 1 cup
  • Silver vrak ( optional )

How to make Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali

  1. Soak 1 cup of almonds in water overnight .
  2. The next day , remove the skin of the almonds . Place the almonds aside .
  3. In a blender , grind almond using milk to a thick paste . Don’t add too much milk . The consistency shouldn’t be flowing . Should be thick .
  4. In a pan , add 100 grams sugar . Add 3/4 water . Prepare sugar syrup to 3 string consistency . Add cardamom powder to the sugar syrup .
  5. Powder the remaining 50 grams sugar . Keep aside .
  6. In a deep heavy pan / nonstick pan , add this ground almond paste .
  7. Keep stirring the almond paste for 10 minutes in low heat . The paste firms even better . Releases good aroma . The colour shouldn’t change to brown .
  8. Now add the sugar syrup to the almond paste . Keep stirring continuously without any break .
  9. The thick paste reaches a smooth glossy texture . Keep stirring till it becomes one mass . Shouldn’t be free flowing . Must stick to the spatula .
  10. Remove from the heat and cool this mixture completely .
  11. Once the mixture is cooled completely . add the powdered sugar 50 grams to mixture . Knead it like roti dough .
  12. No flour is used in this recipe . Dust it with powdered sugar only to make the dough non sticky .
  13. Once the dough is ready , roll it into a cylindrical shape and cut into two .
  14. First use one part . Cover the other part with some cloth so that it doesn’t dry .
  15. Now using the rolling pin , spread the dough into thick sheet .
  16. Actually star / calligraphic shaped moulds are used to make this Badam jali . The other hand , there are people who prefer the traditional coin shaped moulds too . In this recipe , I just used round moulds as per the availability .
  17. Cut this Badam jali into desire shapes using moulds .
  18. Finally bake it in oven for idli cooker for 15 minutes.
  19. I baked in idli cooker for 15 minutes in low heat .
  20. The lower side wouldn’t turn light brown . Tats the right stage . Badam jalis are baked . Needn’t bake till dark brown .
  21. Brush little ghee if preferred . It’s purely optional .
  22. Traditional Royal Hyderabadi Badam ki jali is ready .
  23. Serve and enjoy .
  24. This can be stored in air tight containers once cooled completely .

My Tip:

Maintain a low flame throughout . The ground paste shouldn’t be watery . Making jalis will become impossible .

Reviews for Hyderabadi Badam ki Jali (1)

Milli Garg10 months ago

Thanks for sharing this recipe.