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Badam Halwa (बादाम का हलवा, బాదాం హల్వా, பாதாம் ஹல்வா)


Badam Halwa (बादाम का हलवा, బాదాం హల్వా, பாதாம் ஹல்வா) is a very popular recipe. This is a rich recipe and one can’t have too much of it at one time but it is delicious nevertheless.

Regional Dish : Rajasthan; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu & Kashmir; Andhra; Tamil Nadu; North India and South India.

Cuisine Style : Rajasthan | Cooking Time 45 minutes | Take it as Snack | Type Sweet | Shelf Life : 2 to 3 weeks.

Appx. Nutritional values : Calories (232 Kcal), Carbohydrates (15 g), Protein (3 g), Fat (8 g).

Ingredients to serve :

  • Almonds, soaked overnight   1/2 cup
  • Milk       1/3 cup
  • Sugar     4 tbsp
  • Cardamom (elaichi) powder    1/4 tsp
  • Ghee     1/4 tsp

For the garnish

  • 2 to 3 almonds, peeled and sliced

Method :


  1. Drain and remove the skins of the almonds.
  2. Purée the almonds with 4 tablespoons of milk to a smooth paste in a mixer.
  3. Heat the ghee in a non-stick kadhai and add the almond purée. Cook over a slow flame while stirring continuously till the mixture turns golden brown (approx. 15 minutes).
  4. Boil together the remaining milk with 4 tablespoons of water, add to the almond mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar and cardamom powder and cook till the sugar has dissolved, while stirring continuously.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with the almonds.


Other variants / Cuisine Style : None.

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