Badam / Almond halwa

Almond halwa


  1. Whole almonds  –  one cup
  2. Sugar  –  one cup
  3. Milk  –  half cup
  4. Ghee  –  six tblsp
  5. Kesar  –  pinch ( soak in one tblsp of warm milk for 15 mins)


Soak the almonds in hot water for one hour. Peel the almond skin. In a mixer jar, add almonds and milk. Make  a coarse paste.

Almond paste

In a pan, add ghee and almond paste. Fry for a minute. Then add sugar and kesar. Mix well. Cook until you see ghee on the edges.

Almond halwa

         Garnish with sliced almonds.

        Note: If you don’t see ghee on the sides, after frying, then you can few more tablespoons of ghee.


Serves four


One and half hour.


Stays good for two to three days in the refrigerator.


2 thoughts on “Badam / Almond halwa

  1. maple says:

    Hey Padma,
    tried this… Was very good. But the only problem was it came out little dry.. I should have added more ghee I guess.. The one I had at your place was really moist…. Will add little more ghee next time..

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