Badam Halwa

Hope everybody had a colourful and sweetilicous Diwali (I know it's too late for this question).... Anyways this year for Diwali I made Badam Halwa with almonds I got last year for Diwali. Simple recipe and easy to make...the whole process takes just an hour or so.....


Ingredients:
Recipe Source: Jeyashri's Kitchen

Badam/Almonds - 1/2 cup, heaped
Sugar - 1/2 cup, heaped
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/4 cup
Yellow food colour - a pinch
Cardamom powder - a pinch


Method:
  • Soak almonds in hot water for an hour.
  • Take out the skin and grind it into a smooth paste by adding milk to this.
  • In a heavy bottomed non-stick vessel add the sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Boil till the sugar dissolves and when it is completely dissolved lower the flame and add the ground almond paste.
  • Mix this without any lumps. Add the food colour and cardamom powder.
  • Stir continuously and slowly add ghee to this. Adding the right amount of ghee will give a nice texture to the halwa. So add as per the quantity mentioned.
  • When white colour bubbles appear on the sides of the pan switch off the flame and transfer to a greased plate or bowl.
  • The entire process will take 3-4 mins. Keep the flame on medium low.
  • Once it cools down it will be thickened. So wait for a while to get the perfect texture.
  • You store this in fridge for 4-5 days. Just warm up in the microwave oven before eating to get the perfect taste of the badam halwa.