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Monday, September 15, 2008

Badam (Almonds) Halwa


Almonds are excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, and a good source of fiber and phosphorous. It also have monounsaturated fat, proteins, potassium, calcium and iron.

Overnight almond soaked water, can be had on empty stomach, in early mornings, which is too healthy.

For the past 2-3 weeks, I saw Badam halwa in many of the foodie blogs, it tempted me to try it out. So here goes my recipe.......


Ingredients:
Almonds - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup (or as required)
Milk - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Saffron - few, soaked in 1-2 tablespoons of hot milk
Ghee - As required

Method:
Wash and soak almonds in 2-3 cups of water, overnight.

Drain the water{Use soaked water as mentioned above} and grind to a fine paste with milk.

Heat 1 cup of water and sugar in a non-stick pan. When it begins to boil, add almonds paste and keep stirring for 10-15 minutes.

Add cardamom powder, saffron milk and mix well. Keep stirring until almonds are cooked and it becomes thick.

Once it is thick, add ghee and mix well. Serve it hot!

Garnish with any nuts or dry fruits. I used saffron powder.

One more closer look to tempt you all ;) ..... he he .....



Cooking time - 45 minutes
Serves 2-3 persons

31 Comments:

Priti said...

Ya ya you have successfully tempted me!!! Man ....the halwa is so mouth watering ...am doing some serious drooling here :(:(...this sat'day can taste this :P ....basi bi chalega ;)

Vidhya said...

yummy halwa it looks really wonderful . I will surely try this soon.

Cham said...

Look like badam ladoo :) very pretty sweet!

sowmya said...

looks delicious..want to make it ,,but nowadays I have to watch my weight..its shooting up..but cant resist my (sweet)temptations...

romaspace said...

This halwa looks stunning! Its a must try.

notyet100 said...

nice presentation,..:-)look yum VANI,.

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

halwa looks sooper vani .. N i love the way u have presented it ..

Vij said...

looks yum yum!! tempting pic!

srikars kitchen said...

NIce entry... looks yummy & temptated me... Great click & fantastic presentation vani..

LG said...

you have wonderfuly managed to tempt me.. looove badam halwa..

Shama Nagarajan said...

really tempting.............

Shama Nagarajan said...

really tempting.............

SriLekha said...

hey i prepared the dish day before yesterday yar! but forget to take pics! soon will do it again and post the recipe!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Yummy little cute beauties of edible joy.

G.Pavani said...

hi it looks great and tempting,thx for sharing such sweet recipe

Jil Jil said...

//One more closer look to tempt you all ;) ..... he he .....//

really tempting....... nice presentation

Sangeeth said...

mouthwatering halwa.....my fav...may b i shud try it too :)

raaji said...

delicious and re-treating laddus....

Divya Vikram said...

Drooling over your pic..I have badams every morning..looks delicious..

rekhas kitchen said...

supper oooo supper nice pics and supper recipe vani nice color combo with plater and badam halwa

Ivy said...

Wow, this looks great. I am drooling. Vani you have received an e-mail from me earlier and I had to try a few more times to leave this message.

Madhavi said...

are Vani hame bula liya karo khane pe yaar, ek to ye halwa dekhte hi muhme pani aa gaya :)))

Delicious and mouth-drooling entry, so gooooood, yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Valarmathi said...

Really tempting :)

Nice recipe...

suheezbrainwaves said...

HEy Vani...i really feel like eating it now..will try it soon..diwali comign on the way..my house warmign too...

easycrafts said...

Thats so bad of u to try tempting it...as it is each blogger comes up with soemthing delicious and tempting..and this is so very mouthwatering and inviting...now i need the parcel of this delicious sweet

Priya said...

Wow halwa looks too tempting..good shots too

Ramya Bala said...

aaha etho sweet stall irukara madri irukae..super..n truly inviting...
pudu blog pa..pls do visit...

http://ramyaacooks.blogspot.com

Prema Sundar said...

It sure is tempting... very nice

Suma Rajesh said...

its really tempting ...luv them anytime..

Anisheetu said...

WONDERFUL LOOKING FEEL LIKE PICKING FROM THERE ITSELF:)

sugantha said...

fantastic presentation
rombaaaaaaaa nalla iruku