Thursday, April 30, 2009

Almond Milk Cake ~ Badam Halwa in Microwave!

I took a day off as the boys were due for their vaccine shot. We expected them to throw lot of tantrums and also chances of running a temperature. Luckily none of this happened except Peddu being very cranky. Now that's nothing new, these days he has got into the habit of wanting a ride the bike very often. They were happy knowing that they were due for a car ride. Poor darlings, they were crying the moment we got into the room. My first sister in laws and her daughters were at home for a week and the kids had a great time with their cousins.

I thought I should plan the menu but somehow managed on the fly! One thing I did remember to make is their favorite Rava Kesari and the impending Microwave event forced me to make this too. This wasn't a last minute dish but last minute preparation! This month my lovely event is guest hosted by dear friend Mythreyee and the moment she choose Nuts, I knew I had to make this. This has been on my mind for so long and finally I came around making it.

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The whole day the kids had a field day playing around and I got around this only after they took an afternoon nap. Knowing the richness of the dish, I just wanted to make with a cup and not more than that.

The nutty feeling you get when you chew it is simply awesome. Infact to make it smooth, I soaked it in hot water for more than an hour or rather things worked out that way. I really don't think you got to soak it for so long.

Ingredients Needed:

Badam / Almond - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 - 1&1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup 1 tbsp
Roasted Nuts for garnish.
Ghee - 2 tsp
Saffron threads - 4- 5 + Milk 2 tbsp
Hot water for blanching almonds

Method to prepare:

Micro 1 cup of water for 1 min. Soak almonds in it for 10 mins. Peel off the skin. Heat the milk for saffron for 1/2 min.

First run the almonds in the mixie, when you get the coarse powder, remove a tsp and grind the rest with milk to a smooth paste.


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In a microwave safe bowl, heat the ghee and roast the nuts for 1 min on micro. Remove the nuts and transfer the almond paste, milk along with the soaked saffron and sugar to the same bowl. Add the coarse almond power to the same bowl

Micro for 10 mins, check in intervals of 2 - 4 minutes and keep stirring. You will get a good thick consistency which is more of a barfi and between a halwa.

Finally mix in the roasted nuts.

I liked the taste the coarse powder gave to the entire texture. And it was very creamy.

Sending a bowl to Mythreyee for Microwave Easy Cooking event themed on Nuts!

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16 comments :

Chitra said...

wow, delcious halwa..i dont have badam @ home , how abt this trying with pista? becoz i want to finish it off..

meeso said...

Looks good and easy :)

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious & nice entry..

Oliver said...

Lovely recipe, thanks !

Prathibha said...

wow...lovely halwa

Maya said...

Looks so creamy and delish!

Divya Vikram said...

I never knew making Badam Halwa was this easy! Looks yummy!

Simran said...

Looks delicious

Uma said...

mmm. badam halwa! That too in MW! looks so good and yummy Srivalli.

Shreya said...

it looks so tasty and refreshing!great entry:-)

Priya said...

Yummy halwa!

Pooja said...

Oh, yum! Bookmarked!

Kalyani said...

wow looks great .. will try soon ....

A_and_N said...

Looks great. I'm so bad with the MW that I need to learn!

Kayal said...

till today i was in a thought that making any halwa will be the most tedious and time consuming process. You made it very easy...halwa looks so yummy

Sunshinemom said...

Wah wah! Valli, the things you use that mw for really surprises me!!

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