Badam Halwa

2 years ago

Badam halwa is a traditional power-packed Indian dessert from the royal courts of Maharajas. with all its health benefits, this recipe is perfect for all seasons, but winter is the best time to enjoy this richly nutritious Indian delicacy.

Nutritional Advantages of Badam Halwa

  • The fiber and probiotics present in almonds improve the digestive system. Along with this, almond pudding is considered very beneficial for brain health.
  • Ghee is known to boost memory, slow down aging, and improve immunity.
  • Dry fruits like cashew, raisins are rich in antioxidants and protein.
  • Gluten Free

Region: North India

Nature: Desserts/Indian Desserts

Cuisine: Indian

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 40 Min

Total Time: 50 Min

Serves: 04

Main Ingredients:




350 gm


150 ml

Ghee/Clarified butter

100 gm


300 gm

Cardamom powder

1 tsp


A pinch

For Garnish:



Almond slivers

2-3 tbsp


1-2 tbsp

Golden raisins

1-2 tbsp

Pumpkin seeds(optional)

2-3 tbsp

Pistachios (optional)

1-2 tbsp

Main Methods:

  1. Soak almonds in water for a couple of hours first, to soften them. You could Boil almonds for a couple of minutes are another option.

  2. Peel almonds and put them in a blender.

  3. Cover the almonds in the blender with enough milk to cover them by at least half an inch.

  4. Blend until gets batter like consistency. avoid to add to much milk to make a paste, because it will take to much time to reduce it while cooking.

  5. Don’t make a fine paste, Let the almond paste be slightly grainy but without any big chunks.

  6. Melt the ghee/clarified butter in a skillet, preferably a thick bottom or non-stick one.

  7. Once the ghee is slightly warm, Pour the almond paste into the skillet.

  8. Over medium-low heat stirs the paste constantly with a spatula to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

  9. When the paste loses a good deal of its moisture and expresses the fat. it may take 20- 30 min at least.

  10. Add cardamom powder, saffron and sugar/jaggery; mix well and cook further until halwa starts leaving execs butter.

  11. Turn off the flame and take it off the stove.

  12. Pour into a plate or a serving dish.

  13. Garnish with pumpkin seeds, silver almonds, pistachios, and raisins.

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