Almond Halwa with Saffron

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 500 g - almonds, soaked overnight in plenty of water
  • 300 g - sugar
  • 80 g - ghee
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 15-20 strands - saffron
  • For garnishing:
  • Slivered almonds pistachios

How to Make Almond Halwa with Saffron

  • Rub saffron in 2 tsp of hot milk, to extract colour, keep aside.
  • Drain water of soaked almonds, add fresh water.
  • Peel off skin and place peeled almonds in another bowl of fresh water.
  • Drain off the liquid and grind almonds to a smooth paste, using minimal amount of water.
  • Melt ghee in a heavy or non-stick saucepan.
  • Add almond paste, cook, stirring continuously, or it may get burnt at the bottom.
  • Cook over low flame till paste turns light golden in colour and aroma exudes.
  • Add 250 ml. boiling hot water, allow to bubble, stirring gently.
  • Cook covered till moisture gets evaporated.
  • Add sugar, stir gently till sugar melts, and mixture gets watery.
  • Cook again till all water is reabsorbed.
  • Sprinkle cardamom, saffron, and stir gently.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds, pistachios, serve piping hot.