Saturday, November 10, 2012
Badham Halwa/Almond Halwa
This year I wanted to try new recipes of sweets and savouries.So I chose the richest halwa of all,the almond halwa /badam halwa.
Almond - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/2(1/4 +1/4) cup melted and warm
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp optional
Yellow food color - 1/4 tsp
Boiled Milk - 1/2 cup
Soak almonds in water overnight.Remove the skin and grind it in a mixie adding milk.
In a thick bottomed vessel,add the sugar and almond paste and start stirring on a medium flame.
First the mixture will be watery,because the sugar will start to melt.Slowly the paste will start to thicken.
At this point,add the color and ghee.After sometime,the ghee will be absorbed fully.
Keep a greases plate.Take a little bit of halwa and test it by rolling in the plate.If you are able to make a soft ball,then you have reached the consistency.
In a greased vessel transfer the contents and add the remaining ghee and mix.
Garnish with slivered almonds.