How to make Badam ka Halwa -

Enjoy this blissful recipe made with almonds and semolina

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : California Almonds, Pure (desi) ghee

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Badam ka Halwa

Badam ka Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Badam ka Halwa Recipe

  • California Almonds soaked in warm water for 1-2 hours, drained, peele 1 1/2 cups

  • Pure (desi) ghee 1/2 cup + tablespoons

  • Semolina (suji / rawa) 1/2 cup

  • Saffron a large pinch

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Castor sugar 1 1/4 cups

  • California Almonds slivered to garnish


Step 1

Put the peeled California Almonds in an electric chopper and chop coarsely.

Step 2

Heat ½ cup ghee in a non-stick pan, add semolina and cook till light golden and fragrant. Add the almonds and mix well and continue to cook till the mixture turns golden and fragrant.

Step 3

Add 1 cup water, mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add saffron and mix. Add milk, mix and cook, stirring continuously, for 2-3 minutes or till the mixture thickens.

Step 4

Add sugar, mix and cook, stirring continuously, till the sugar melts and the mixture thickens.

Step 5

Drizzle remaining ghee along the sides of the pan, mix, cook for 2-3 minutes and take the pan off the heat.

Step 6

Transfer the badam ka halwa into a serving bowl, garnish with slivered California Almonds and serve hot.

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