Sunday, August 19, 2012

BADAM HALWA RECIPE | CELEBRATING 3 YEARS OF BLOGGING

  Today my blog turns 3 and i wanted to celebrate the occasion with a sweet. Before going into the recipe, I extend my heartfelt thanks to Raji of Raks Kitchen who motivated me to start my own blog and  cleared even my silly doubts patiently in all times. When i came to Singapore 4  years back the cyber world is totally new to me and I don’t know anything other than checking of emails. Then slowly when I started searching recipes on Google I came across Rak’s Kitchen and started chatting with her. Then we exchanged phone numbers and started sharing even many things apart from food.  Slowly after a year with lot of motivation from her side I  started my own blog and moved into my own domain after 2 years of blogging.
My family is a great support to me and Suresh encourages me a lot in each and every step. During my India Trip few months back , i wanted to design a Visiting card for me and I was very surprised to see the enthusiasm in Suresh and my daughter Varsha in designing the card.  Varsha who loves variety of food and have little interest in cooking and because of her I started trying out more dishes other than Traditional South Indian Dishes. My little one Varun is slowly gaining interest in food but he always say “Baby you are an awesome cook”!!
Most of my cooking are inspired from my Mom who is an awesome cook and cooks for a huge crowd effortlessly. Many times i silently observed her the way she cooks and i have  learnt a lot from her too.
I am happy to have a good circle of friends in the blogging sphere who motivates me a lot in each and every step . I extend my heartfelt thanks to all my readers, friends and followers and all my fellow bloggers who visit my space and  try out my recipes .
So now coming to the recipe, I tried badam halwa from Raks Kitchen and it turned out so well and i loved the texture and the taste very much.
badam halwa
INGREDIENTS:
BADAM |ALMONDS 1/2 CUP(Heaped)
SUGAR 1/2 CUP(Heaped)
GHEE 1/4 CUP
MILK 1/4 CUP
CONDENSED MILK 3 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
YELLOW FOOD COLOR or SAFFRON A PINCH
CARDAMOM POWDER A PINCH
BADAM HALWA
METHOD:
  • Soak the badam in hot water for an hour.
  • Take out the skin and grind this into a smooth paste by adding milk to this.
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  • In a heavy bottomed deep vessel ( i used a non stick one) add the sugar and add 1/2 cup of water. Boil till the sugar dissolves and when it is completely dissolved lower the flame and add the ground almond paste.
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  • Mix this without any lumps and the condensed milk(if using) , food color and cardamom powder. If using saffron soak it in warm milk for 10 minutes and add. I didn’t use cardamom powder.
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  • Stir it continuously and slowly start adding ghee to this.
  • When you see white colour bubbles on the sides of the pan switch off the flame and transfer it to a greased plate or bowl.
  • The entire process will take 3-4  minutes. Keep the flame medium low.
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  • I added a dash of Everest Milk Masala at the end to enhance the flavor.
  • You can store this in the refrigerator for 4 – 5 days. Just warm it up in the Microwave before eating which gives the perfect taste of badam halwa.
badam halwa
Note:
  • Adding the right amount of ghee will give a nice texture to the halwa and so add it as per the quantity mentioned.
  • Once it cools down it will be thickened, wait for a while to get the perfect texture.
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47 comments:

  1. Congrats on the milestone jeyashri.. Badam halwa looks perfect for the celebration

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  2. Congrats jeyashri... Great going... Badam halwa looks so yummy timely sweet..
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  3. omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this badam halwa looks AMAZING!!!...... i remember when i was a lil kid my dad used to buy this from woodlands in chennai :) yum!

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  4. Many many congratulations Jeyashri. I totally relate to the wonderful feeling this post has been written with. It is so true that support from loved ones and good friends can go a long way to make life very special.
    I wish you loads of success with the blog as well as other things in life.

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  5. Congrats dear and wish you many more successful years in blogging :) Hearty wishes pic looks too good and delectable..Awesome dessert fit for a celebration :)

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  6. Congratulations Jayashri..
    The badam halwa looks divine..even I love the add the milk masala in some of my Indian desserts.it gives a nice taste.

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  7. Congrats!!!!iknow how happy u r way to go :)

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  8. Lovely sweet to celebrate... Congrats on your Bloggiversary!

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  9. Congrats on the milestone Jeyashri.... Its an awesome moment for sure....Way to go !!!! Halwa is my very fav, its way too tempting.

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  10. congrats Jeyashri!! and i love that halwa to pieces ...love the BG even more

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  11. Congrats on teh milestone Jeyashri! The Halwa looks superb, even iw as planning to try this after seeing Raks post

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  12. Congrats on your fine achievement Jeyashri!

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  13. very yummy halwa with awesome clicks... congrats on your milestone dear...

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  14. Congrats Jeyashri on the milestone. Halwa looks very tempting.

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  15. congrats jey on d milestone..wish u many more...that halwa looks damn tempting and apt for d occasion

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  16. congrats jay.. wish you many more..

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  17. congrats on 3 years of blogging. always loved your recipes and posts. keep up the good work Jeyashri. love this badam halwa...such a great colour.

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  18. Congrats on your milestone.. and all the best for many years to come..
    What a nice color... I love the texture of it

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  19. Congrats on the successful completion of 3years,Happy blogging!!
    Nice way to celebrate the day..halwa looks super delish!

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  20. hi jeyashree
    congrats on the success of 3yrs of blogging...........keep blogging n putting tasty recipes....badam halwa looks g8.

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  21. congratulations jey :) it's such a joy to see your blog grow day by day

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  22. Congrats jeyashri...you do have a wonderful blog and I visit you everyday....keep rocking....

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  23. Congrats...Wish you many more....and halwa looks just so tempting...yum..

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  24. CONGRATS JEYASHRI ON THIS MILESTONE.

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  25. Happy Blog anniversary :) In spite that I helped and pushed you in blogging, I think one should really have that inside them to make an impact and maintain it :) You have great passion towards it, and I am glad I am a motivator for you :):) Keep going and keep posting :) Thanks for the mention and trying badam halwa..

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  26. Hi Jeyashri

    Congrats! Happy blogging. Keep rocking dear. All the best. Badam halwa tempting me to tk out. During DEc visit come with badam halwa.

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  27. Congrats on your milestone..keep going and looks forward more yummy foods..Thanks for the visual treat..Halwa looks perfect.

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  28. Hi Jeyashri,
    Congrats On your big milestone and for moving to your own domain....Looking forward to lots of interesting and mouthwatering recipes from you...
    Badam halwa looks really yum

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  29. wow wonderful post jeyashri,congrats and keep rocking...

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  30. Congrats Jeyashri, way to go gal.. Wat a lovely post, halwa looks irresistible and delicious.

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  31. Congrats on blog birthday....You have nice recipes as well as neat presentation...Keep going...

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  32. Keep going girl, and the halwa looks awesome..

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  33. Congrats!!! On your milestone. Badam halwa looks delicious

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  34. Looks Yum
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  35. Congrats !!! This is such a divine sweet.. am to yet to try it..

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  36. Congrats and its a real rich and tasty halwa... Keep Rocking Jey !!!

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  37. Happy 3rd Birthday to you blog. Wishing this space many more yummy recipes :)

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  38. Halwa looks absolutely delish...slurrp!

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  39. Congratulations Jeyashri on completing 3 years... wishing to see many more beautiful tasty recipes from you... :)
    That badam halwa looks perfect!

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  40. Congrats Jeyashri ! Wishing many more of sucessful years!
    Halwa looks very tempting!

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  41. Congrats on achieving the milestone...I am glad to hear that Raji is behind you...Keep going! My best wishes to you and ur space!! Badam halwa looks delicious!!

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  42. Very delicious halwa. nice snap

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  43. Congrats.... Wishing you many more happy years blogging..

    Halwa looks delicious..

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  44. hey tried badam halwa this deepavali.it came great. all at home and guests loved it. you made my day again. thank you so much

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  45. hey tried badam halwa this deepavali.it came great. all at home and guests loved it. you made my day again. thank you so much

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  46. i tried this today. but it gets sticky and looks like semi burfi.. y is it so? whether i cooked for long time? i cant grind a fine paste as well? but it tastes good. can u clarify me

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    1. I think you have cooked it for a long time. If it is well soaked it will grind out nicely.

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