Badam halwa recipe (Halwa with whole almonds)Star ingredient:whole almonds
2 cups whole almonds
1 1/2 cups sugar (adjust)
1/2 cup ghee
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
A big pinch of saffron
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon condensed milk(optional)
1.Dry roast the whole almonds in a hot kadai.Allow to cool and grind to a fine powder.Now measure the powder.For 2 cups of whole almonds ymakes halwou will get about 2 1/2 cups of powder.For that amount I have used 1 1/2 cups sugar.This propotion makes halwa moderately sweet.You can increase or decrease sugar as you wish.
2.Heat a deep non stick kadai,add milk and condensed milk.Mix well and bring to a boil.
3.Now add the powdered almonds,sugar,saffron and mix well.Keep stirring for 20 minutes,without gap.
4.When the mixture thickens add ghee and stir again for another 15 minutes.The mixture will leave the sides of the vessel and come together.At this stage add the cardamom powder,stir for 5 more minutes in low flame and remove from heat.
5.Serve hot or later as preferred.
1.The colour of halwa is dark unlike resturants as unpeeled almonds are used.
2.If you prefer halwa glosy increase ghee by 1/4 more cup.
3.If not using condensed milk increase sugar.
4.Finely chopped almonds can be used for garnishing.