Monday, July 12, 2010

Rich Badam Halwa

If you are wondering what happened to the golden saffron yellow colour badam halwa and what's that brown bits in the middle, that's because i used almonds with skin which gave you a much better taste.
 The reason behind why i used almonds with skin is not just because of it's antioxidants, well that's just one reason, the other reason is whenever i buy some things here i always used to compare and see how much it costs in India. When i was comparing for almonds it's almost the same price here. If you are living in a western country and if you want to spend some 10 Euros( approximately) on  1 kg of  almonds it's ok, but in India if you are spending Rs.800 to 900 for 1 kg of almonds, normal middle class family will really think a lot about that.
Almonds are really like only for rich in most of the developing countries. Some people they may not be able to taste these food even in their life time, by God's grace we have these food to eat.
 So i was thinking when there are people in the world who couldn't afford for these nuts in their life time, why should i waste these antioxidant rich skin of the almonds.
 So our family's all time favourite Badam Halwa turned into this Rich Badam Halwa with skin. I also made this in microwave to avoid all the burnings  and make life a bit easier.

Ingredients:
Whole Almonds- 1 cup
Whole Milk- 1 cup
Unsweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk- 1 cup
Brown Sugar- 11/2 cups
Saffron- 1/4 tsp soaked in warm milk
Ghee- 3 tbsp
Few chopped almonds and saffron to sprinkle on top
Method:
Grind the almonds with some milk in a blender( you don't have to soak the almonds). Combine the ground almonds, whole milk, condensed milk, sugar and saffron in a large microwave safe bowl, mix well.
Microwave it for 5 minutes in high power. Open it, take the bowl and stir the mixture, again microwave it for another 5 minutes. Open, stir well and add the ghee, stir it again. Microwave for 2 minutes. If your halwa starts bubbling and if it's little bit thick, remove from the oven and transfer it to a serving bowl, sprinkle with nuts and saffron.
Serve warm or cold, either way it taste delicious.
Note:
Cooking time might vary according to your microwave, so just check for the consistency of the halwa.

This recipe goes to the event MEC: Favourite hosted PJ originally started by Srivalli of Cooking For All Seasons
This recipe also goes to the event Celebrate sweets- Halwa by Nivedita's Kitchen.

42 comments:

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. It is a lovely recipe. I hope you have had a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Satya said...

looks very rich n delicious ....very colorful n tempting

aipi said...

I appreciate your sentiment of not wasting any edible part of any ingredient. Most of the times this is done to improve the look of the dish but what folks don't realize that very often it reduces the nutrition value and also the taste of the dish... good thinking... personally i don't mind the skin in halwa.. and your dish looks great.

Nitha said...

Delicious halwa..

PranisKitchen said...

thats really nice ayesha.. usage of almond with skin.. realious rich and delicious halwa.. yummy yum

Suhaina said...

oh wow... this is so easy to make and will sure win the hearts of many people... I am sure it would have tasted heaven . looks so good.

Priti said...

Yummy...I knew someone will post badam halwa for the halwa event...n here u go....drooling over this

Uma said...

almond skin in halwa is new to me..

PJ said...

Yummy dessert!Thanks for sending it to the event.

Peanutts said...

yumm, look lovely

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Halwa looks sinfully delicious. I noticed that u have used just 3 tbsp ghee which is good for me (calorie freak)

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Roopa said...

thats a nice sweet, I just had badam milk today, and now i see this, I feel like having yet another cup of badam milk now :(...lovely sweet, i love the taste of badam in sweets.

Pari said...

Hi Umm, good thought on using Almonds with skin and in microwave.
Visit when u have time dear.

~ Lopa said...

That Badam Halwa looks yummy.

Not Germany, in Netherands since May2008. How about you?

Krishnaveni said...

yum yum halwa, great

Chaitra said...

mmm Rich n delicious Halwa,mouth watering.....

Priya said...

Loved ur idea of using the whole almonds, also am totally agree with u, yeah we are blessed to enjoy such rich sweets sometimes..Halwa looks incredibly yummy and fabulous..

Rach said...

halwa looks so yumm. Good you used the skin also (I've heard its better to consume almonds that way). You had nice thoughtful thoughts on using the skin instead of wasting :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Def rich and yummy halwa...

jais said...

looks yummy dear. healthy one

Niloufer Riyaz said...

truly a rich n delicious halwa, looks mouthwatering

Nithu Bala said...

Umm, I love anything with badam..halwa is superb yummy..wanna taste right now..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Badam halwa does sound healthy with skin dear...
will soon give a try :-)

Life is beautiful!!! said...

A very rich desert ofcourse :). The combination is too gud and I am sure it tasted gr8. How are you doing Moon?

vineetha said...

Rich and thick halwa..Preparing in microwave makes it even more attractive.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

yummy halwa,very tempting and inviting recipe...

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your rich and delicious comments;-)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Halwa looks very tempting n yummylicious....

Sarah Naveen said...

rich and yummy!!! loved it..

Torviewtoronto said...

Looks delicious

Yummy Team said...

Wonderful, tempting badam halwa..I too loved your idea of using whole almonds..

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Oh ymmyy.One of my fav.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Ayeesha, that is such a nice thought about others who cannot have this. I agree with your idea. I too like to cook things with skins and that kind of thing whenever it is edible. Lovely color and pic of the halwa.

nivedita said...

Hi Umm,
Lovely recipe and perfect for my event, Thanks a lot.
And, Yes, even I used to make it a lot when I was in UAE and was using Dirhams as currency!! :-)
And now in India, I too think before I buy dry fruits!! :-(

Divya Vikram said...

Badam halwa super!!

Neetz said...

woww this one is surely yummy and i bet anyone who eats will ask for more :)... sorry being late to follow u.... :(

Vegetarian Zest said...

I was craving for some sweet...i'm not allowed to eat sweets on weekdays...due to high sugar levels. Just by seeing your halwa...my sugar levels have increased...it's delicious. Dreaming of having it...just one bite.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments.
Thank you Neetz for following my blog, that's so sweet:-)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments.
Thank you Neetz for following my blog, that's so sweet:-)

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

gorgeous halwa..MW versions saves time and still looks heavenly n healthy with less ghee..usually it requires ghee half the quantitiy of nuts...love and appreciate ur sentiments for the waste of the skin...i too try nt to trash peels and skins of fruis.nut and veggies..

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome / easy / healthy recipe. I just tried it with evaporated non-fact milk and it turned out tobe very tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

MarmandeintheKitchen said...

I just recently discovered carrot halway and loved it - I can't wait to try this one and your black jaggery recipe. Love your blog, can't wait to read more!

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