Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Badam burfi/Almond candy

What do you do, when your toddler outsmarts you by spitting out the almond in the choco-almond, after licking up all the chocolate ? I made burfi.  Almond is ground to a paste, this way he cannot spit it out and get the protein he needs.  Mamma outwitted her baby.

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.



Ingredients:

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
Cardamom-a pinch
Ghee (clarified butter)- 2 Tbsp

Method:

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.




Blanching Almonds:

I have already written this in my Almond- Chocolate chip biscotti post here.

Notes:
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.

Contributor: Namitha

59 comments:

  1. Kids are too smart these days.My son does the same with food. Burfi looks awesome!

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  2. badam burfi looks awesome, Namitha! very good way to get your kids to eat almonds.

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  3. I recently made Coconut Burfi, Love ur Badam Burfi !! Looks tasty and beautiful click !!

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  4. Dear Namitha..Now That I call a Smart Mamma !!!. Ur almond Burfi looks just divine..as you must know by now that I have a sweet tooth..In fact I was looking for something sweet for my next post...and this did cross my mind and I see it here now...I guess Sweet minds think alike ..lol. Superb Clicks..

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  5. Very good idea to make kids have nuts...burfi looks too good namita just like the one bought from outside...superb clicks too..and wish you a very happy ugadi

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  6. Namitha and Sunitha,


    Almond burfi kollam, Ingne vennum ammayayil.

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  7. Almond barfi looks great and beautiful click too...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  8. my sonny bpoy has started spitting out things when he does not like the taste. thats a great idea. will make it for him. bookmarked.

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  9. Delicious burfis.Nice click and Happy ugadi

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  10. Lovely burfis- the color is amazing!

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  11. enikkum kudi kurachu tharu nami..Adipoli!!looks so tempting..:D

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  12. Almond candy sounds scrumptious, yum!

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  13. It looks yummy! Thanks a lot for visiting our blog and for following us..You have a great blog here with awesome pictures..Brilliant photography!! Glad to follow you too :)

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  14. I've never had this before - it looks really tasty.

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  15. This looks right up my alley! And beautiful pictures as usual. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. A very delicious way to make your kid eat almonds...
    Burfi looks awesome!

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  17. superb..you have made it well

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  18. Both Mom and Son are smart.. you are one step ahead to make nutritious food delicious for him..
    pass me some too..

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  19. I m sure..ur son can't outsmart u in this.. lovely recipe! love it

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  20. Awesom almond burfi. Hope ur son liked it.

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  21. Burfi looks so delicious. Thanks for dropping comments on my blog and following me.

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  22. Barfi looks delicious and mouth watering.

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  23. Oh am sure i wanna try this one soon..........its looks so so good and jus my kinda bar...super fantasttic...cheers and happy St.Paddys day sweety.....

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  24. Mouthwatering and delectable almond Barfi....

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  25. I love those almond burfis!!! Looks somethng like Palkova too! Yummmmm! :)

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  26. Yum, I love almonds. This looks delightful! I have some almond paste in my refrigerator now just waiting to be used in a Dutch dessert my mom always makes.

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  27. super aayitundu, egg rolls um kalakki..

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  28. This something we could all make really easily and I love sweet almond pastes.

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  29. I am sure your little one must have loved this :) we call this badam halwa, I always make this for Diwali...nice clicks :)

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  30. nice... and as usual beautiful pic too...

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  31. Your burfis look yum and I wish I could bite into some of these!

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  32. wow very nice ,crunchy bite ...

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  33. good one! I have not tried these yet...planning to try soon after seeing your burfis.

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  34. i love burfi very much interesting sweet let me also try

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  35. wow thats a very yummy burfi dear

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  36. My favourite recipe. Nice click....

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  37. Almond burfi looks delicious and i wish to take one piece from your plate,, very rich one. Thanks for sharing dear,, take care n keep smiling.

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  38. Beautiful and delicious burfi....

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  39. Super almond burfi. Perfect pieces, craving to have some now. Mmmmmmm

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  40. I love getting this from my Indian grocer, now I can try making it!

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  41. mommys are smarter always ;) I loved the way simple almonds are transformed into a lovely methai :)
    Thanks for the recipe am sure I put it to use in my kitchen sometime :)
    TC

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  42. If it meant my mom would make me something delicious like this, I would eat all of teh chocolate off of the almonds. Seriously. Amazing.

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  43. This looks like it would be my perfect dessert!

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  44. Wow.. looks soo yummyyn tempting.. lovely presentation.. firsttime here.. nice blog.. :)

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  45. Seriously yummy recipe. Very lovely click.

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  46. LOoks so perfect and lovely click.

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  47. yum yum barfi...it sure tastes superb.

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  48. My first time here. And OMG! your blog is a stunner. Love the pics n will be a glad follower. Waiting to find more time to go thru most of ur posts. Cheers!

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  49. great-lloking burfi...I normally add saffron...it does taste divine!

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  50. Clever Mom ! :)
    Burfi looks awesome! I can do with one of these right now.

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  51. I tried this yesterday.....it came out yummy.Great work girls

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