Badam Halwa with Almond Flour – royal and decadent Indian dessert made with ground almonds, milk and sugar.
This rich melt in the mouth dessert is a specialty of many South Indian sweet shops and served at weddings.
Sharing the easy method of making badam halwa with almond flour which takes less than 15 minutes to make.
What is Badam Halwa?
Badam is the Indian name for Almonds and Halwa translates to pudding. Badam Halwa is a sweet Indian pudding made with ground almonds, milk, sugar and flavored with saffron and cardamom.
Traditionally almond halwa is made with whole almonds. Almonds are soaked, peeled and ground to a fine paste and cooked with sugar and milk. The halwa is very tasty, but it is a lengthy process with constant stirring.
With the readily available almond flour, I prefer using the store bought flour to make the halwa. The recipe comes together in just few minutes.
You will love this Almond Flour Halwa
- Its rich and decadent
- Just has 4 main ingredients
- Simple and can be made any time of the year
- Perfect dessert to serve for festivals like Diwali or Holi
Almond Flour: I use store bought almond flour from Costco. It is also available online.
Milk: 2 % or full fat milk works best.
Saffron: can be skipped ( but would recommend using it)
Ghee: homemade or store bought ghee works
What is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is made with blanched almond, where the skin is removed and the almonds are ground to a fine powder.
Can I use Almond meal in this recipe?
Almond meal is coarsely ground almond where the skin is not removed. Almond meal may not work in the recipe.
Can I use whole almonds instead of almond flour?
Yes, soak the almonds for 30 minutes in hot water. Peel the skin and grind to a fine paste and make the halwa
How can I make it vegan?
Replace milk with water or plant-based milk. Skip the ghee and add vegan butter or neutral oil.
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Badam Halwa with Almond Flour
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp milk
- ½ cup sugar (if you don't like it too sweet add ⅓ cup sugar)
- 3 – 4 tsp ghee
- few strands of saffron
- 2 cardamom pods, crushed
- Soak the saffron in 2 tablespoon of warm milk.
- Heat one teaspoon of ghee in a pan. Once the ghee melts, reduce the heat to low and add the almond flour.
- Coat the almond flour with ghee and saute for a minute.
- Add room temperature milk and sugar to the almond flour and ghee mixture.
- Mix and cook for few minutes till the halwa starts to thicken. Stir often to avoid burned bottom.
- Add the saffron milk and rest of the ghee and cook till the halwa comes together and doesn't stick to the pan.
- Finally add some crushed cardamom powder and turn off the stove.
- Serve the warm badam halwa.