Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Badam burfi/Almond candy
So, here is a simple and healthy (when taken in moderation !) dessert for you to enjoy. Many of you might know how to make it. This is just a reminder for you and for those who haven't tried yet, believe me you'll love this.
Almonds (blanched)- 1 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup or to your liking
Milk-enough to grind the almonds (lesser the better)I used 1/3 cup
Ghee (clarified butter)- 2 Tbsp
1.Blanch and skin the almonds.Grease a tray with ghee.
2.Grind it in your blender or mixer-grinder, adding milk, until it becomes a paste.It's up to you whether it should be a nice butter-like paste or a bit coarse paste. But do not make it too coarse.
3.Heat ghee in a wide pan.
4.Mix the paste with the sugar and cardamom and add to the ghee.
5.Continuously stir the mixture until it starts leaving the sides and becomes thick.
6.Transfer it to the greased tray and level the top with the bottom of a spoon or a glass.Garnish with Almond slivers and allow to cool for 4-5 minutes.
7.Cut into the desired shape while it's still warm.
8.Allow to cool the burfi completely and store in an airtight container.
9.This stays good for a week in the room temperature and longer in the fridge.
I have already written this in my Almond- Chocolate chip biscotti post here.
1.If you prefer to soak the almonds in advance and peel off the skin, then do it at least 5-6 hrs in advance in hot water.
2.Adding cardamom is optional, my family likes it without cardamom or saffron.