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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Badam Halwa /Almond halwa

Badam halwa is a tasty desert made using badam, sugar, ghee and saffron. It is easy to make and tastes delicious...

200g Almonds
200g sugar
¼ cup ghee
Pinch saffron
2-3 tsp milk
Few drops of almond essence (optional)
Lemon yellow color (optional)
Water to make sugar syrup

1. Boil almonds for 2-3 minutes and allow it to cool.

2. Peel the skin and grind it to a paste by adding milk.

3. Prepare sugar syrup:
Add sugar in pan and pour water just above the sugar level and bring it to boil.

4. Add the ground almond paste to the sugar syrup and stir well to avoid any lumps.

5. Keep stirring this mixture so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
6. Add ghee to the above mixture and mix well.
7. Keep stirring and cook till the mixture gets slightly thick.
8. Add the food color and almond essence (if using) and mix well.

9. Turn off the gas and allow it to cool.

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