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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Badam halwa

Today is the last day of the blogging marathon and also this is my 50 th post and so decided to post a dessert. Here is the badam halwa. When looking for recipes, saw a lot of pictures in which the halwa was yellow in color. In most of the recipes they suggested  to add the artificial food color to get that attractive color. But I did not want to add artificial color, so depended on saffron to give color to Halwa. Now color of the day is very much debatable. According to me it is CREAM in color. The original recipe is from RAKS KITCHEN. I followed the same recipe but shaped them into small discs so that it will be attractive to my kids.

What are the ingredients needed?

Almonds, 1/2 cup
Sugar, 1/2 cup
Milk, 1/4 cup
Condensed milk, 1/4 cup
Saffron, 1 pinch
Cardamom, 5-6 nos
Ghee, 1/4 cup

How it is made?
  1. Soak a pinch of saffron in luke warm milk and  set aside.
  2. Remove the seeds from the cardamom and powder them with 2 teaspoons of sugar and keep them ready.
  3. Soak the almonds in enough water and microwave for 2 minutes and then let them cool for 10-15 minutes. Then drain the water and peel the skin of the almonds.Grind the almonds with 1/4 of milk adding them little by little till its a smooth paste.
  4. Then in a heavy bottom pan add 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar and simmer it till the sugar dissolves and then add the almond paste. Keep stirring to avoid forming any lumps.
  5. To this add condensed milk, soaked saffron and powdered cardamom and stir well. Continue to cook at medium to low flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Keep stirring and add 1 teaspoon of ghee in regular intervals. When the mixture thickens and starts to leave the pan while stirring then remove from flame and transfer the mixture to a greased pan. 
  7. Let it cool. Then roll into small balls and shape it as a disc and serve.

Here is the quick recap of all the dishes I posted for this marathon under the theme COOKING WITH COLORS

Day Color Recipe
1 Pink Strawberry Banana Smoothie
2 Green Spinach Rice
3 Red Tomato Chutney
4 Orange Orange Iced Tea
5 Brown Dates Cake
6 Purple Blueberry Ice cream
7 Cream Badam Halwa

Sending this to Celebrate- Diamond Jubilee    @ Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey


  1. cute halwa..never been a fan of halwa coz of the bright colour and all...bt this..i would love to try...

  2. My H's fav one,Very nice n yummy looking halwa...loved your color series of recipes...great work Divya!!

  3. Beautiful clicks and the halwa looks very tempting..

  4. They came out super tempting and fabulous Divya.Congrats on ur 50th post,keep on rocking.

  5. Super tempting badam halwa, looks so yummy.

  6. congrats on ur 50th post...
    badam halwa looks rich and delicious :)

  7. Love this ..good to have you on BM again..

  8. congrats on your 50th post .. halwa looks yummy
    Noel collections

  9. your badam halwa recipe sounds delicious. This looks just awesome.

  10. a different way to make halwa...looks interesting.

  11. delicious and presenting them as pedhas is even prettier..wud love to try soon

  12. Thanks for your comments on my space and following me.. i am your new follower now...and by the way just bookmarked the badam halwa, looks delish.

  13. absolutely tempting....love the first click...

  14. Wow! Absolutely delicious! Love the presentation :)

  15. Wow !
    Very delicious looking dessert and simple to make it too.

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  17. Yummy halwa,,why don't you send it to my event Celebrate-Diamond Jubilee? also if you are intrested in hosting guest event for me..let me know..Thanks !! Happy to follow you

  18. Delicious and nice presentation


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