Almond Halwa





Introduction: Almond Halwa

-Almond halwa is indian dessert prepared on special occassions and during festivals.

-It has its unique taste and chewy texture and prepared with common ingredients


-Half cup almonds

-1/4 cup sugar

-1/4cup+3tbsp milk

-Crushed cardamom

-2 tbsp melted butter or ghee

-Nuts and raisins for garnishing

Step 1: Soak the Almond and Peel

-Soak half cup of almonds for 3hours in warm water and peel them or you can soak overnight.

Step 2: Blending

-Next take peeled almonds in blender and blend them to paste by adding 1/4 cup milk.

Step 3: Sauteing

-Transfer the almond paste to a non stick pan or vessel.

-Add tbsp of melted butter or ghee to it and saute on low to medium flame for a minute

Step 4: Add Sugar

-Next add sugar and saute continuosly until the sugar dissolves completely

Step 5: Add 3 Tbsp Milk

-Further add 3 tbsp milk to it. Here we can dissolve few saffron strands in milk and add for yellow color.

-I added normal milk without saffron.

Step 6: Add Tbsp of Ghee

-Keep stirring until it thickens on low medium flame and again add a tbsp of melted butter

-Stir till the mixture seperates from pan.

Step 7: Add Cardamom,nuts and Raisins

-Finally add crushed cardamom and garnish with nuts and raisins


-You can prepare consistency as per your wish by adding little more milk

-You can increase the butter or ghee quantity to prevent it from sticking on pan

-You can also add saffron or yellow food color

-Maintain low flame to prevent burning



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This sounds delicious. I will have to pick up some almonds next time I shop. Have you ever tried it with a different kind of nuts? Pecans are very popular with my kids. Do you think it would work?

Hi mrsmerwin .You can mix nuts of your choice and can add cashews,almonds.I didnt try with pecans but i think you can mix pecans with other nuts and try.

Thank you. I may try it on my kids both ways just to see if they like it.