Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Badam Halwa Recipe - How to make badam halwa | Easy Diwali Sweets

Badam Halwa Recipe
Badam Halwa is a rich and delicious Indian sweet made with pureed almonds, ghee, sugar and saffron.As I love all sweets badam halwa is no exception , I love the saffron flavour the best in badam halwa.I havent made many sweets with almonds(badam) except for  badam kheer. I saw a TV show where Chef Venkatesh Bhat showed the demo of making badam halwa so made a note of it and tried it few months back and it turned out a delicious treat.I wanted to post it for diwali so reserved since 2months :)

Except for soaking and peeling this doesnt take much time....this sweet is very easy to make and yummy to eat. So what are you waiting for?! Just bookmark this recipe and make for this diwali 2013 and enjoy the treat!
Badam Halwa Recipe
When I thought of making badam halwa the first thing I kept thinking was about how to click the gorgeous looking halwa......I wanted that grainy texture with swirls in my halwa as I got inspired from a picture in flickr...And finally I could get it in my pics as I expected....I was surprised that it came out so beautiful and satisfied my thirst for clicking the pics how I wanted :)

Badam Halwa Recipe - Ingredients

Badam Halwa Recipe
Preparation Time : 2 hrs | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Badam - 1/2 cup heaped
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 4 tbsp
Condensed Milk - 1 tbsp (optional)
Milk - 1/8 cup + 1/8 cup
Cardamom powder - a pinch(optional)
Saffron - a tiny pinch
Yellow food color - a tiny pinch


  1. Soak almonds for 2 hrs. Then peel off the skin and make it ready.
    How to make badam halwa - Step1
  2. Then grind the almonds along with 1/8 cup of milk to a fine/semi coarse paste as per your preference.I wanted mine grainy so grinded it to a semi fine paste.Take another 1/8 cup of warm milk crush saffron and add it.Add the yellow food color also,set aside.
    How to make badam halwa - Step2
  3. In a pan - add sugar with water and let it boil until sugar completely dissolves.Then add the badam paste and stir it continuosly to avoid lumps.Once its completely blended with the sugar syrup add saffron milk and condensed milk and mix well.If you are adding cardamom powder add it now.
    How to make badam halwa - Step3
  4. Keep stirring in low flame for 5mins, it will splutter so be careful.Then add a tsp of ghee at regular inervals stirring continuously.At one stage spluttering will stop, ghee will be completely absorbed and the halwa will start leaving the sides of the pan and small white bubbles will start appearing.This is the right stage, to switch off.
    How to make badam halwa - Step4
Cool down and store in a clean container.Badam halwa thickens with time.You can also pack as single servings(as kept in the plate in the background)as we get in shops.
How to make badam halwa

My Notes:

  • I love my badam halwa with a grainy texture so grinded it semi coarse.You can grind it to a fine paste too as per your preference.
  •  I clicked the pics soon after making the halwa but after cooling down the halwa becomes thick
  • You can soak badams for few hours for easy peeling or if you want to peel of instantly then add it to boiling water for 10mins then cool down and start peeling.
  • If you like cardamom flavour add a pinch of cardamom powder. I love just the plain saffron flavour so skipped cardamom.
  • Keep stirring continuously dont stop at all as it easily gets burnt.Use non stick pan to avoid burning and sticking.
  • It will splutter so just be careful just a word of caution :)
  • Saffron is the main ingredients that gives flavour to the halwa.
  • Adding ghee at regular intervals avoids sticking.
  • When refrigerated it keeps well for atleast a week but I bet it wont last till a week :)
  • The right stage to switch off is when it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
Badam Halwa Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. super delicious and mouthwatering badam halwa....lovely clicks

  2. wow this is simple tempting and yummy...luv that vibrant color and nice capture in your clicks...
    Anu's Healthy Kitchen

  3. Bookmarked. will try this for sure. Looking for this kind of recipe. Thank u so much sharmi :)

  4. Wonderful recipe, and will surely try for Diwali :-)
    One more instantaneous method of peeling almonds, WITHOUT SOAKING...Pour a little water in a microwave cup, put the almonds and microwave for a minute or so...The exact time varies on the power of your microwave...Mine works in a minute.

  5. Omg! It sooooooo inviting my dear guru ! :P

  6. so creamy and rich sweet.. love the color

  7. omg so beautifully made smooth badam halwa :) looks fabulous and so tempting !!

  8. Looks very delicious and yummy.

  9. I tried your recipe today and everyone at home just loved it... Thank you so much!

  10. my wife says that sharmispassion has become my obsession, can't help it child, god bless u

  11. I've tried this today after reading your page... It was awesome...thanks for posting such wonderful recipe. :) Keep posting...

  12. I've tried this today for my brother after reading this recipe from your page. It was awesome. Thanks for posting such wonderful recipe. Keep posting.. Happy Diwali to you & your family. :)

  13. I tried badam halwa.. it came very well and very tasty.. thank u.
    tomorrow i am going to try idli milagai podi.

  14. Made this last week.. Instant hit..

    THank you so much.

  15. Hi Sharmi, My Name is Renganathan and I have tried few of your recipes. I have a question, I have about 1 KG of Salted Badam's which is getting expired this Month, Just wondering what to do with that, Can we make Halwa's with Salted Badam's or any other Receipe, don't want to waste these Badam's as this is getting expired this month.

    1. I guess while soaking in water may be the salt also will be washed off along with the skin...so you can try this halwa itself...this is my assumption not really sure about it

  16. Great recipe and tasted excellent. Next time I will double the quantities so that there is more. Thanks

  17. Tried ur receipe...came out awesome... Thanks for the easy method of cooking.

  18. I tried this today, It was yummy. Everyone at home liked. Thank you Sharmilee

  19. Prepared badam halwa, Mysore pak and kaju katli from ur recipes. Badam halwa and Mysore pak were absolutely perfect. :) But kaju katli became dry :( some technical fault. I will try again.


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