Monday, April 9, 2012

Badam-halwa-recipe
       I rarely tasted or touched badam before marriage. Post marriage, MIL used to make a cashew badam burfi, which I too have made quite a few times and can confidentially make it. The recipe for the same I will share in recent future. But Badam Halwa is so new to me and heard only a couple of years back and when I told Vj, he said he love it a lot. But never thought of attempting at home. Mom some times makes burfi and end up in halwa… Have tasted that. But this time when we went to Chennai, someone bought badam halwa when they visited us. Vj enjoyed it. So thought, why not try it out at home. Last friday was our 9th wedding anniversary and I thought its the right time to treat him with badam halwa. Just quickly referred few sites to get an idea about the recipe and tried my own. Its not at all complicated. How can so much sugar and so much ghee recipe go wrong ? ;)
      It turned out perfect and the taste was awesome. Do try for special occasions and you too will agree with me!
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Badam halwa recipe

Indian Breakfast
Prep Time: 3 Hours soaking time    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients


Badam  1/2 cup heaped 
Sugar  1/2 cup heaped 
Ghee (clarified butter)  1/4 cup 
Condensed milk (optional)  3 tblsp 
Saffron or yellow food colour  1 pinch 
Elachi  1, powdered 

 

Method

  1. Soak badam for 3-4 hours in enough water. Peel the skin and grind it with 1/4 cup milk or water to a really smooth paste.badam-peel-grind
  2. Take a heavy bottom pan or non stick pan(preferably deep pan to avoid splattering). Add sugar and 1/2 cup water and bring to boil and wait until the sugar dissolves. Simmer the stove to medium.Add the ground paste and mix well to avoid lumps.sugar-syrup-add-paste
  3. Add condensed milk,saffron soaked in luke-warm milk or food colour and elachi. Keep stirring for 4 minutes.
  4. add-conednsed-milk-colours
  5. Add a tsp ghee in regular intervals and keep stirring until the halwa starts leaving the pan. After that very soon say 3 minutes, you will see whitish bubbles start appearing at the bottom where you stir. This is the right stage and pour in a greased plate to let it cool down.right-consistency

Notes

  • While grinding the almonds, after the few seconds of grinding, make sure you wipe off the sides and lids of the mixer to ensure even grinding.
  • Add more water while grinding if its needed. I had given only approximate measure.
  • Adding condensed milk is purely optional. It enhances the taste, but it takes a while more than usual if you add. but only a little, tastes great!
  • Adding ghee is very important for halwas. If you are concerned about the ghee, please do not make :) Definitely there will be texture wise/ taste wise compensation if you reduce ghee.
  • If your halwa is sticky, then you need to add more ghee and keep stirring for a while again.
  • The consistency will be perfect if you do the whole process in medium flame.
  • After cooling down completely, the texture gets thickened a bit. So be patient till it cools down. If you find it still sticky, then you can always stir again in the pan and add more ghee to get the right consistency!

    After cooling, the halwa will be non sticky, and you can store in a container and refrigerate. Will be good for 4-5 days. You can also pack as single servings in butter papers  we get in few sweet stalls. Also you can keep as such in a container and spoon required halwa. Heavenly sweet!
Badam-halwa

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78 comments:

  1. Mouthwatering Halwa! Looks so soft n yummy..

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  2. Amazing Raks. I have a packet full of almonds in the refrigerator. Sure gonna try this out.

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  3. Belated anniversary wishes....love the color of the halwa.....badam halwa is my all time favourite one....it' simple to make....and yum to relish......

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  4. Wishing you many more years of happy married life.

    Halwa looks mouthwatering....You said it right...how can anything with sugar and ghee not taste good!

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  5. Wow that was perfect badam halwa...

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  6. Wish u belated anniversary Raji...I love badam halwa a lote..n this looks perfect...looking superb

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  7. Belated anniversary wishes.Halwa is yummy and want to taste immediately.Thanks for sharing the recipe and will try soon.

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  8. Belated anniversary wishes Raji. and yeah u r right with loads of ghee and sugar nothing can go wrong ;-) Halwa looking superb

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  9. so tempting and delicious halwa..

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  10. Wow! The badam halwa looks absolutely perfect! It looks so smooth, shiny, creamy and delicious. Happy belated wedding anniversary to you! That's a very sweet story about this sweet. :)

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  11. Never tasted this halwa raji,next in my to do list:) very tempting...

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  12. lovely and exotic dessert recipe.

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  13. Best wishes on your anniversary! I love the glossy smooth look of the badam halwa.... what a yummy way to celebrate.

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  14. Very long back i tried badam halwa in Mtr restaurant in bangalore but never attempted at home. Simply inviting and mouthwatering

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  15. Tried long time back and have in my archive. Tempted again to try by seeing this beautiful click.. will try this version :)

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  16. Belated anniversary wishes.The halwa looks wonderful....the color is so lively. I have never tried Badam Halwa...and m tempted now :)

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  17. Halwa looks colorful and tempting. Great try!!!

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  18. Rich and yummy sweet....looks so perfect!

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  19. Looks lovely... If we choose to omit condensed milk, don't we need to adjust the sugar or 1:1 is still good? Thanks!

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  20. Belated Anniversary wishes awesome n perfect texture i have add this atleast 1000 times ++ during my childhood days it has got the same color n melt in mouth texture i will def try it at home.. very well explained..

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  21. hi raji,
    Fab!the entire process of making badam halwa presented brilliantly!! beautiful pics...

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  22. Halwa looks very inviting dear.Nice clicks.

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  23. Halwa looks delicious,,,,:) belated happy anniversary

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  24. My favourite sweet and looking at yours I am so wanting to have now!

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  25. belated wishes Raji...looking gorgeous halwa n appealing colour perfect treat to celebrate the special day....

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  26. Looks gorgeous and divine..yummy and rich halwa

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  27. Halwa looks heavenly.. my grandma used to make this on special occasions..i miss it very much after seeing ur beautiful clicks ...my belated anniversary wishes to u ..

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  28. Happy Anniversary! Badham halwa looks good. Good job on your attempts to create something special for your husband.

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  29. Badam halwa looks delicious, I have never added condensed milk in mine, I am sure it will make it taste richer.

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  30. Yumm, badam halwa looks absolutely divine..Belated anniverary wishes to both of u..

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  31. belated wishes for ur anniversary...That halwa looks mouthwaering..so rich and yummy

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  32. Belated anniversary wishes. This halwa is delicious. Yummy colour and you are right best for special ocasions.

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  33. Belated anniversary wishes.. it looks yum... i have never tried halwa before.. but i'm gonna surely try this one..hope it comes out well :) review on pond's white beauty peel off mask

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  34. wow so tempting and wonderful clicks .....

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  35. The picture looks very very inviting ....

    I have made Badam halwa quite a few times. I add Khova and reduce the ghee .. it tastes divinely. Of course, calorie conscious folks have to stay away from sweets :)

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  36. Very delicious halwa, and awesome clicks..

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  38. I love your photos..and its so mouthwatering :)

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  39. belated anniversary wishes dear..halwa looks heavenly and melt in the mouth. I had made a badam burfee but I think its almost similar to it..really drooling here..

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  40. wow this is mouthwatering. It is so smooth, ove it

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  41. Happy Anniversary... love th clicks... And like your tip, if you are concerned about too much ghee - don't make it! Haha - good one...

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  42. wow... badam halwa looks perfect... beautiful colour and presentation... mouth watering here :)

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  43. Belated Anniversary Wishes. Halwa looks mouthwatering and clicks are perfect.

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  44. Belated anniversary wishes. Lovely color you have got of the badam halwa. If my hubby sees this now, I am sure he would insist me to do it right away. He is so crazy of it :)

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  45. Looks very simple yet yummy! Definetly going to try! But am still not too sure about using a generous amount of ghee! but its ok once in a while I guess :D

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  46. Belated wishes raji :)
    Badam halwa looks gr8 dear ...

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  47. belated wedding day wishes raji..
    very tempting badham alwa and clicks are perfect.

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  48. super yummy halwa.....awesome....

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  49. Drooling from the time you posted pic in fb ...looks SO tempting ..hope you guys had great celebration

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  50. addengappa!!! badam halwa cant be perfect that this!! Sooper set up! sooper clicks.. divine looking sweet!! :)

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  51. Looks so delicious Raks... My huss likes this too. Will try soon

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  52. Belated Anniversary wishes, and this halwa is a must try recipe. Lovely clicks too...

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  53. Delicious looking badam halwa with mouthwatering presentation.Belated Wedding day wishes Raks.

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  54. Halwa looks so inviting !

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  55. Belated anniversary wishes Raks. Halwa looks heavenly . Summer vacs have started aa?

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  56. My favorite Halwa.......love it a lot. Way too tempting. I usually grind almonds little coarse instead of smooth paste :) it looks like this

    http://www.dishesfrommykitchen.com/2009/11/badam-halwa.html

    But whatever it is I love this a lot.

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  57. Happy Anniversary -- perfect way to sweeten your blessed life :)

    http://kirantarun.com/food

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  58. Nice collection...Thanks for sharing with us...I really like it... Kitchen Labels

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  59. Looks awesome and gorgeous. Belated anniversary wishes

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  60. Hi
    i tried this badam halwa yest and it turned out really well. thanks!

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  61. Happy anniversary.. I am thinking of trying the Badam Halwa for quite sometime.. It has become craving now(after ur pictures) ...

    http://Great-Secret-Of-Life.blogspot.com

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  62. tried this and posted in my blog..thanks for a perfect recipe..

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  63. i love this website......

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  64. Hi RAKs..I have Prepared tis halwa to my friend family when v r visiting to their home...Tats the time i was so happieee bcoz everyone has appreciated me...for 1st successfulll Sweet thanxxx to u...RAK

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  65. Hai
    I tried ur badam halwa recipe. It was ok.
    I have a query. Did u measure dry badam 1/2cup or soaked? As per the measurement i did but sweetnes was less. Is tat necessary to add milk?

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  66. Hi, Its 1/2 cup dry almond,before soaking only. Not sure why it was less sweet for you. Did you add condensed milk or plain milk?

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  67. Hi raks.

    I din add milk. I ground badam using water . Is that necessary to add milk.

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  68. hi raks, tried this last weekend and it turned out real good....thanks for an awesome dessert

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  69. Hi Raks..

    This was a wonderful recipe; tried last night and it was perfect.. thanks a lot.

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  70. It looks yummy and tasty. I never tried eating Badam Halwa yet. I’ll propose this recipe and I hope the color of this dessert can match in the personalized drinkware that we ordered for our client.

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  71. Hi Raks,

    The pics are so wonderful !! I saw this picture in your recipe index and was searching vigorously to see what it was !! Finally found this post.. I'm very much attracted to this clicks that I want to try it..and if possible click them just like these.. :).. Following you now..

    Thanks,
    Sindhu

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  72. I tried this also though the colour varied a bit taste was awesome..thanks

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  73. can we do the halwa without soaking the badam?i mean with the skin.

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  74. HI AKKA........

    I TRIED TIS HALWA YESTERDAY BUT BADAM HALWA , BADAM CAKE AIDUCHU ;)

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  75. Everyone on the net use milk or says its optional for preparing badam halwa. Milk is definite no-no for making badam halwa. Reason 1 : It reduces the shelf life of the halwa ( by anyway it is too short, 5-7days) so why reduce it more !!!!!!. Reason 2 : It will not give you the consistency what you get in the sweet shops. It will become more like milk khoa if you add milk !!!!. I have tried many a times with all the badam halwa recipe floating in the net. And finally found the method by taking lesson from one of the India's famous marriage caterer. Infact i went to my cousins marriage to my native and stayed around the cook to learn the tricks of making various sweets. In this exploration for the sweets, i missed my cousins marriage itself...coz i was in the kitchen most of the time than in the marriage hall.... LOL

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