May 13, 2013

Badam Halwa - Diwali Sweet Recipes

Its monday, I am gonna start this week by sharing a rich sweet recipe to make your week so sweet. This recipe was in my mind for ages. But somehow i postponed it from making, because it is so rich and also very fatty. But nothing can compromise it taste. It is so yummy, how will a recipe using badam, ghee, sugar and all those wonderful stuff go bad. 

Halwa is always yummy. Specially this recipe, it is mouthwatering. This is not at all complicated to make, it is so simple. You will never go wrong with this recipe, if you follow my steps. Try to add a good amount of ghee in this recipe, that will make it non sticky and halwa like. I hope you will try this and let me know what you think.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Soaking Time : 1 hour
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 3 to 4
Recipe Source : Raks Kitchen


Badam - 1/2 cup

Sugar - 1/2 cup / 100 grams
Milk - 1/2 cup / 125 ml
Ghee - 1/4 cup / 60 ml
Water - 1/4 cup / 60 ml
Cardamom Powder / Elachi powder - 1 tsp
Saffron a pinch


Take badam in a bowl and cover it with hot water and soak it for a hour. Now peel the skin off and  add it to the blender and grind it to a smooth paste by adding milk.

Take sugar and water in a non stick kadai and heat it up til it dissolve.

Now add in the ground badam mixture and keep mixing. 

Stir this for 5 to 7 mins on medium flame till it gets thick.

Now add in saffron and mix well.

Add in spoonful of ghee at a time and keep stirring.

Once you have added all the ghee, the mixture will start leaving the sides of the pan.

Add in cardamom powder and keep mixing.

It will be little thick, but still be little sticky.

Trasfer this to a bowl and let it cool down.

Once it cools down it will become non sticky and little hard like a halwa.



Take all your ingredients

Take badam in a bowl

Cover it with hot water

Peel thee skins off

Take that in a blender

Add some milk

Make into a fine puree

Take sugar in a non stick kadai

Add some water

Mix well so it dissolves

Now add in the pureed badam mixture

Mix well

Add in some saffron

Mix well

Add some ghee in

And keep stiring

Add some more ghee
And mix well

Add in some more ghee

Keep stiring

Add in some cardamom powder

Mix well till it leaves the sides of the pan



  1. Wow, your step by step instructions has made this recipe even simpler.. Ever so fav

  2. Wow so useful and delightful dish

  3. Vry nice I lk u concept of step by step instructions so we cant make mistake thank u its very helpful and ur dishes yummy

  4. Superb recipe arthi. My first sweet .It turned out very well.ur pictorial presentation is simply awesome and it's very useful for beginner like me.and this make everyone a real fan of u arthi.keep rocking arthi

  5. Hi aarthi,
    Gona try badam halwa tomorrow and let u know the taste

  6. Hi,
    Really great,gona do tomorrow

  7. Did badham halwa,really good,but I did a small mistake,while grinding badam with milk,i add the entire milk so the badam didn't get fine paste,so Dnt add entire milk while grinding,and we have to use unboiled milk right arthi

  8. Aarthi, can this be done in a normal kadai? I dont have a nonstick kadai...

  9. @Anonymousyes u can make it in normal pan too

  10. Can we use badam powder

  11. Hi Aarthi, I always try your recipes

  12. Hi Aarthi, I always try your recipes and they turns out good and yummy, today i made badam halwa with the same proportion, but it become too sweet.Is there any way to reduce the sweetness..
    Thanks and regards.
    Keep it up with your good work.


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