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
-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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5 years ago
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?
Reply 5 years ago
Hi mrsmerwin .You can mix nuts of your choice and make.you can add cashews,almonds.I didnt try with pecans but i think you can mix pecans with other nuts and try.
Reply 5 years ago
Thank you. I may try it on my kids both ways just to see if they like it.