Monday, November 8, 2010


 Hi all

     Wish you all a very happy and prosperous diwali. I wish thalai diwali for newly married couples as I am enjoying the same. Diwali is festival of lights and sweets. Diwali always glows in the fresh smell of oil bath, new dresses, sweets, snacks and crackers. I thought to prepare Badam Halwa and tried the same for diwali. Surprisingly, it came out good as i am new to cooking . I felt happy and my hubby also liked it .So, lets go to the recipe by wishing safe diwali to all .

Almond Halwa
 I am sending this recipe for DIWALI SWEETS AND SNACKS EVENT hosted by Lavi.Try this recipe for diwali and enjoy it.


Almond(Badam) - 2 cups
Milk - 1-3 cups as required
Sugar - 2 cups
Ghee - as required
Safrron - a pinch
Food colour - little (Any colour as you wish)
Cardamom powder - as required.
Cashew nuts and Raisin - To garnish

Preparation :

Soak the Badam in water for 3 hours. Then peel the skin.
Alternatively, the badam can be boiled in water for 30 minutes and then the skin can be peeled.
Grind the peeled badam and milk in a blender. Grind until the mixture becomes a coarse paste like dosa batter.
Keep a non-stick pan on low flame and heat it up.
Pour 2 tbsp of ghee on the pan.
Once the ghee has heated up to consistency, add the badam paste and sugar.
Stir the mixture continuosly so that it does not sticks to the pan.
After 5-7 minutes of stirring, add the saffron to it.
The stirring should be continuos and consistent, else the paste will get burned.
When almond paste gets boiled, add 2 more tbsp of ghee and stir it.
Dissolve the food colour in water and add to almond mixture.
The oil starts to ooze out of the halwa, indicating that it is cooked.
Finally, add cardamom powder which gives out a good flavour to the halwa.
Now, almond halwa is ready to serve.


1. Use a non-stick pan. Else, the halwa will stick to the surface.
2. The stirring should be continous, as the halwa will get burned,  even if you are idle for just a minute.
3. Sugar should be used in 1:1 ratio with the badam.

Badam Halwa special for festival of light
 Serving suggestion:

Transfer the badam halwa to a plate or bowl and garnish it with cashew nuts and raisins.

Hope all would like it and diwali wishes to all :)
Have a happy cooking and eating :)


Lavi said...

Happy Thalai Diwali Ila!!

Badam Halwa looks Good!

I like your blog layout and header and the variety of recipes u share. Its hard to see such things from new blogger.

Hope you learnt to link Back...
Have a Great Learning , Coooking and Blogging Experience.. Enjoy Dear!

ila said...

Hi Lavi
Thank u for the encouragement and wishes. Felt happy while seeing ur comment. Ur blog helped me a lot to improve my cooking lavi. Thanks for the reply. keep n touch
tc :)

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