Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Badam Halwa



Yesterday I was relaxing a little bit in the evening and was checking all those wonderful blogs. I came across Swapna's blog. and she has made a yummy Halwa that day. Around 3-4'o clock in the evening I happen to have a problem called "Sugar Rush" hehe...At that time I have to have some thing sugary.Something in my head was saying go......make it.NOW... :0. Don't know why. So I went downstairs and started making this Halwa.Swapna's suggests to soak the Almond for 2 hours. You thing I had that much time to let it soak? Oh no.What I did is Boiled some water and added the Almonds and put a lid on it. In five minutes the skin of Almonds are soft and they come out easily. The halwa came out very nice. So I thought of sharing her wonderful recipe. Thank you so much Swapna. Here is the recipe

Ingredients :

Badam - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - 4 tbsp [ I used 2 more tbs of ghee]
Milk - 1/4 cup
Saffron - a pinch




Method:

Soak the almonds in the water for at least 2 hrs. And peel off the skin.

Grind the peeled almonds with 1/4 cup of milk.

Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in the non-stick pan, add the almond paste & stir continuously.

Add sugar & saffron. Keep stirring, till ghee starts separating at the sides.

At this stage add 2 more tbsp of ghee along with the food color. Keep stirring till u get the desired halwa consistency.

Finally, add cardamom powder.

Spread them in the greased bowl & allow them to cool.

21 comments:

Prathibha said...

Ha ha..sometimes even i get tempted like this and do the things immediately..nice halwa

Asha said...

Looks yum, add some Saffron for nice color and flavor too but it's good to eat as it is anyway! :)

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you Prathiba abd Asha for the quick sweet comments.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Sugar rush oh that drives us to extremes and then we land up making and relishing all those yummy dishes... Yummy looking halwa...

Pooja said...

Haha I can imagine your situation..I too feel the same way a liitle while after lunch!
The halwa looks delicious. Best way to satisfy your cravings :)

Priya said...

Lovely...feel like having few spoons rite now..yummy!

Pooja said...

wow looking yumm dhanya..Nice presentation..

Pavithra said...

oh dhanya really i am saying its mouthwatering.. Loved the texture also .. lovely.. Please parcel me some

Gita's Kitchen said...

Lovely dish for those sudden sugar rush...you can even use almond paste or powder for this halwa to make even faster :)

Cham said...

I only do for spicy stuff not for sugar! Looks so good ur halwa!

Sangeetha said...

A sweet sweet treat looks so delicious. ummmmm yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy halwa...looks perfect

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowww...it looks awesome.... nice presentation....shall try it soon :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy halwa! Have to try it...

anudivya said...

This is super rich and would be a nice indulgencce once in a while... presentation looks fab.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments.

Uma said...

I just love almonds. Halwa looks so rich and yummy. Nice presentation. Your blog header is beautiful :)

Sanghi said...

Mmm mmm dhanya, u make me tempt..! Wow, i want the whole cup now..!!

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious! Yummy recipe...

Parita said...

Hi Dhanya...first time here..badam halwa looks very tasty..very nice blog you have :)

Varsha Vipins said...

adipoli ..looks so grt Dhanya..:)