Badam Halwa or Almond Halwa Recipe
Badam Halwa - Ugadi Special Recipe
Prep Time
3 hrs
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
Badam Halwa is a rich dessert made with ground almonds, sugar, and ghee.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 1 .5 Cups
Author: Aruna
  • 1 Cup Badam or Almonds
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 8 Cardamom
  • ~20 Strands Saffron
  • 3/4 Cup Milk or Water
  • 5 tbsp Ghee
  • A Few Drops Kesari or Saffron Colour Optional
To Blanch the Badam or Almonds
  1. Soak Badam in medium hot water.
  2. Set aside for 3 hours.
  3. Peel the almonds.
  4. Set aside
Soak the Saffron
  1. Soak the saffron in warm milk or water for at least 15 minutes.
To Make the Badam Halwa
  1. Peel the cardamom.
  2. Grind the cardamom and sugar to a fine powder.
  3. Add the badam, milk/water and saffron.
  4. Grind to a smooth paste.
  5. In a non-stick pan, over medium flame, heat 2 tbsp ghee.
  6. Add the ground badam paste.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Stir constantly and cook till the paste thickens a bit.
  9. Add 1 tbsp ghee.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Cook while stirring constantly till the Badam Halwa becomes translucent.
  12. Add the kesari colour.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Turn off the heat.
  15. Add 1 tbsp ghee and mix well.
  16. Serve the Badam Halwa warm.
Recipe Notes

If you want a softer consistency, add a little warm water or milk and mix well.

You could increase ghee by 1 tbsp.

Badam Halwa tends to stiffen as it cools because of the ghee in it. So warm it before serving it.

Refrigerate the leftover Badam Halwa.