Almond Halwa or Badam ka Halwa
I have to admit that as a kid I never relished almond halwa or badam ka halwa , somehow the thought of eating an almond made me feel uneasy. But now almonds are a part of my daily routine. From eating soaked almonds in the morning to drinking almond milk – it’s my favorite. But just like me my kids too hate almonds therefore every morning I add 2 teaspoon of powdered almonds to their milk along with their cocoa mix and later strain it. This way they drink a healthy and nutritious milk without a huge fuss. 😉 Coming on to the recipe its a simple and sinfully delicious sweet made with badam/almonds, mawa and sugar.
RECIPE DETAIL – Begin by soaking the almonds first. Best would be to soak them overnight but if you are short on time, soak them in warm water for 2-3 hours and that will work just fine. Almond skin is great for health but for this recipe I have removed the skin off the almonds and discarded it. Removing skin is optional, feel free to keep them on and grind almonds to a fine and smooth paste.
From here on the recipe is all about sauteing and cooking the almond paste. Cook until all the moisture dries up – add mawa, sugar and saffron mixed with milk. Saffron will add an aromatic flavor and rich golden color to this halwa. Sugar and saffron- milk mix will make the halwa watery and runny, no worries. Keep stirring to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan, soon the mixture will become thick – smooth and silky badam halwa is ready. Garnish with nuts and enjoy!!