Mixed Dried Nuts Halwa/Badam Milk Powder

I went on making Badam(Almond) Powder mix for Badami Haalu/Badam Milk & on the road of discovery a delicious halwa was made. Both Milk(hot & cold) & halwa tasted wonderful. I made the powder twice on popular demand at home. Here is the recipe ...

Ingredients:

Badami/Almonds - 2 cups
Cashewnuts - 1 cup
Pista - 1 cup
Nutmeg Powder - 1tsp
Saffron strands - 15
Color- saffron color a big pinch
Edited to add : Cardamom Powder : 1/2tbsp

Toast all nuts over stove top pan/oven/microwave whichever way is convenient to you. They should be crunchy to eat once they cool down. Let them be at Room Temperature when you begin the process of powdering.
Take all the ingredients with toasted nuts and pulse them in mixer/blender/...
The end product should be granular.
Heat up a thick pan and spread the mix over it and switch off the stove. Keep stirring in 2 mins interval in this way the excess oil that oozed out during pulsing will dry and the fragrance is still retained. Cool to room temperature and store in a airtight container.

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Add 1tbsp of this powder to 200ml of hot milk with sugar and serve ..or chill the milk and pulse it in a blender so that the powder and milk are mixed well and serve.

This is not a good picture but still sharing it to show how it may look:

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Color in the rim is because of the saffron which released it's color when I left it for a while....

Mixed Dried Nuts Halwa :

Dried Nuts Powder : 5tbsp
Whole Milk : 1/2litre
Sugar: 5tbsp (or as per your taste)
Ghee: 1tbsp

Heat milk in a thick bottomed pan and let it boil and reduce to half. Keep stiring in between..
When milk has condensed to half of the original quantity add dried nuts powder and condense further untill it starts thickening.
Add sugar and ghee and keep stirring till sugar dissolves and the halwa thickens. Remove the pan from heat and let it cool... Serve at room temperature..
Halwa was made for Sai Prasadam so you can see few flower petals on it..

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13 comments:

Anisheetu said...

Yum yum... Still have the taste of the Halwa...

notyet100 said...

WOW,,,LOVED HALWA IN THE MEET...THNKS FOR THE RECIPE,,.ND YA BADAM MILK POWDER LOOKS GOOD TOO...I LIKE MTRS BADAM MILKPOWDER,..BUT NOW CAN TRY UR RECIPE AT HOME,..:-)

Priti said...

Loved the halwa...yum yumm yummy....and the fragrance was so gud...still can feel it..thanks for the recipe :)

Shreya said...

really nice way to make badam powder at home!:-)

easycrafts said...

Halwa looks yum...have to try ur version of badam milk

SriLekha said...

both the recipes are so good and tasty

sowmya said...

the day i had the halwa,i had decided to make it..it was really yummy..Thanks for the recipe lakshmi!!

Suma Rajesh said...

yummy yumm..healthy and inviting drink...thanks for sharing..luved the powder soo much..

Sireesha said...

Both recipies are delicious and healthy......Thanks for sharing

farida said...

both halva and badam drink look and sound great. It's interesting, we call almonds BADAM too and we also make halva:) I guess both words are of arabic origin and well blended into our language. cheers.

Anisheetu said...

thanks... come anytime the breakfast will be ready :)

Illatharasi said...

Hmmm... halwa (remember what I did with this in the meet :( LOL)

I love badam milk, will try it:)

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