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Saffron Nuts Kulfi

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Already I have shared a Paan Kulfi recipe and now it’s Saffron Nuts Kulfi. A healthy, easy, simple and heavenly coolant for summer. Also a favorite for everyone right from kids till the elders. Let me share the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Full Fat Milk – ½ litre
  • Corn flour – ¾ tbsp
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Saffron – few strands
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Pistachios – 10 nos
  • Almonds / Badam – 15 nos
  • Saffron – few strands

Preparation:

  • Boil the milk in a sauce pan, once when it’s boiled, take a glass of milk and keep it aside.
  • Now add in the sugar and half the quantity of saffron strands, mix well until it dissolves, keep in low flame and the let the milk thicken.
  • Add in the corn flour to the mix in glass and mix it well, so that no lumps are formed.
  • Now pour this milk, corn flour mixture to the boiling milk, stir well until it thickens. Be sure no lumps are formed.
  • Remove the milk from fire when it thickens, leave it until it reaches room temperature.
  • Take all the nuts together in a blender and grind them to a fine paste by adding little boiled milk.
  • Pour in the nuts paste to the milk mixture, once when it reaches room temperature.
  • Whisk it well, so that it becomes soft and fluffy, sprinkle the leftover saffron strands, mix it well.
  • Pour it to the kulfi moulds and freeze it for atleast 7 to 8 hrs.
  • Remove the kulfi mould from the freezer, show the bottom and sides of the moulds in the running water or rest them in warm water atleast for 10 mins.
  • Now gently remove the kulfi by twisting and pulling the stick.
  • Garnish with finely chopped nuts and a strand of saffron.

Served chilled.

 

 

Badam (Almond) Halwa

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Badam Halwa is a rich, delicious Indian dessert prepared with the pureed almonds, ghee, sugar and saffron. Whenever my hubby goes to Chennai, he use to get this Badam Halw and my kids love this a lot. As it’s purely made of badam/almonds and ghee, it would be in small quantity but very expensive and so thought of preparing it at home for this Diwali.

Badam/Almond Halwa takes about 30 mins, and yummy, delicious and the aroma is unbeatable. So hereafter I would say no to outside Badam Halwa. Let me share the recipe of Badam Halwa…

Do check out my other Diwali/Deepavali recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/11/03/deepavali-diwali-sweets-and-savories/ and do check out my other halwa recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/.

I am taking this to Fiesta Friday #94 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Badam (Almond) Halwa

Badam (Almond) Halwa

Ingredients:

  • Badam/Almonds – 2 cups (levelled)
  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Clarified butter/Ghee – 1 ½ cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Saffron – few strands
  • Yellow food colour – a pinch

Making of Badam Halwa –

 

Preparation:

  • Soak almonds for 2 hrs or soak almonds/badam in boiling water for 15 mins.
  • Soak saffron in a tbsp of hot milk for 10 mins.
  • Drain the water and peel off the skin of the almonds/badam, grind it in the mixer with a cup of milk to a coarse or fine paste (as you prefer, I grounded to coarse paste).
  • Grease a tray with a tsp of ghee/clarified butter.
  • In a non-stick vessel, add in sugar and pour the water, let it boil, stir well so that the sugar dissolves well and let it reduces to ¾ of the quantity.
  • Now pour in the ground almond/badam mixture to the kadai, and start stirring it continuously.
  • Add a pinch of yellow food colour to the soaked saffron milk, give a sir and pour it to the badam.
  • Stir well and when it starts thickening, pour in the ghee/clarified butter little by little along the sides of the badam mixture and start stirring it.
  • Badam/almonds keeps on absorbing the ghee/clarified butter as you pour, but at one stage it starts releasing the ghee/clarified butter along the sides and comes to a glassy and rolling consistency.
  • Transfer the badam/almond halwa to the greased tray and level it with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle few strands of saffron and finely chopped almonds/badam over it.

Note: cook on medium flame or low flame once the badam/almond is added to the sugar syrup. Keep on stirring continuously else the halwa will be burnt. Do not reduce the quantity of ghee/clarified butter, else it would become sticky and would be chewy.

 

Badam (Almond milk) / Badam Paal

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Badam or Almond milk is a soothing and wholesome drink made with Badam(Almnds) and milk, an excellent nourishing and healthy dink for kids. It is delicately flavoured with nuts, cardamom, rose essence. It’s one of mine and my grandfather’s most favourite drink. Whenever we had to eat outsidefor dinner  we never miss this BADAM MILK. Dedicating this recipe for my grandfather, who is no more…

Badam (Almond) milk

Badam (Almond) milk

Ingredients:

  • Saffron – 5 to 6 strands
  • Rose water – 3 drops
  • Cardomom powder – ½ tsp
  • Badam(Almonds) – 20 nos
  • Milk – ½ litre

Preparation:

  • Soak Badam in water for 2 hrs. Peel the skin and add to blender.
  • Blend badam with little milk to a fine paste.
  • Boil the leftover milk and add the badam paste to the milk and keep stirring for 15 mins.
  • Add saffron to the boiling milk, mix well.
  • Then add cardamom powder, rose essence and sugar. Stir well for 10 mins.
  • Pour in a glass.

Before serving garnish them with chopped badam and a strand of saffron.  You can serve this hot or chilled. When you need it chilled, refrigerate it for an hour.

Note: When you don’t have time to soak Badam for 2 hrs, boil the Badam in water for 15mins, let it cool and peel the skin.