Monday, 14 October 2013

Badam Halwa

 It was Dandia nights last weekend & we had a great time with friends. I think I danced almost after 5 years:) I cant tell you what a dance freak I was in my school, college & office days. I used to always be on stage for dance or any other events. Those were the fun days & I really miss our dance group back in college. Now all my friends are married, have kids & are busy with their own life's. I wish we all could meet up again & perform on stage. I am now seriously thinking of joining some dance group & keep my dancing talent alive. Right now Zion is just 2 & he needs to be 3 to join any classes here. Hopefully by next year we both will join a dance academy:) My lill one has really got that dancing talent from me & hopefully he continues when he grows up too. He was so natural with the dandia sticks during the party. If you are on my facebook friends lists. then you must have already watched his dancing video.

Well coming back to todays post, I love our Indian sweets made with Ghee. Last week I was craving for some ghee wala sweets & I made Badam Halwa. This recipe is from Chef Sanjay Thumma & I can blindly try out his recipes as I know his recipe will never fail. I have been following vah chef Sanjay for the last 7 years & I love his recipes. Along with cooking he also entertains the audience with his natural talent. I am sure most of you already know Vah chef & must be trying out many of his recipes. This Halwa is very rich & can be had in very small quantity. Well I also used this halwa as sandwich between the bread & cookies too. This is how I made the halwa...

Serves: 5 people
Making time: 30  mins

  • 1 cup whole Almonds
  • 3/4 th cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup ghee
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 drops of yellow color
  • 4 strands of saffron
  • 1/4 tspn of cardamom powder

  1. Soak Almonds in hot water for about 20 mins. Now remove the skin of the almonds & set aside
  2. In a mixer or blender add in the almonds along with milk & grind it to a coarse paste
  3. In a Kadai add 2 tbspn of ghee add the ground almond paste & simmer it for 2 to 3 mins. Keep sauteing it with a spoon or wooden spatula.
  4. Now add in the sugar, salt, saffron & allow this mixture to cook for about 4 to 5 mins, until the mixture thickens a little. During this stage you will notice that the halwa mixture will start to bubble & splutter. (Make sure your face & hands are safe).
  5. Add the rest of the ghee & keep sauteing this halwa until all the liquid is drained off & the Halwa stops bubbling & sticking to the bottom.This process will take about 8 to 10 mins.
  6. Finally add in the color & mix well. You can serve this halwa once its cooled down. Make sure you serve small portion as this Halwa is too rich.


  1. Color is optional & I added it to make it look nice.
  2. You can store this in a air tight box or even refrigerate it.


  1. I too had my great moments of dancing and partying esp when during our dating days. I still enjoy dancing and but times have changed and priorities changes along the way too. The halwa is fabulous, also very rich in flavors and calories. Yet a small bit will make me happy. I have never made it before and I am certain I can replica, quite simple it seems and those ingredients are already at home.

  2. You must join dance classes with your sun when he is three, i love dancing too.... :)
    About the badam halwa, love it and eat it every time we go to haldirams... Never made it at home but looking at the pic , i think I need to.. :)
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  3. love it..bful pics n goregous halwa..

  4. Looks delicious and mouthwatering

  5. Very rich and super nutty halwa, cant take my eyes from ur clicks.

  6. This is a beautiful elegant dessert :D

  7. A very tempting and delicious looking halwa. I love badam halwa and can't get over the one that was once served at Dasaprakash (Hotel Ambassador) in Delhi.


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