Badam Halwa!!! Your mouth would start watering ! Yes its one of the most delicious, rich, expensive and drool worthy Indian sweet.
The almond had always been a symbol of affluence and romance in India. Almonds can be fried or blanched as a garnish or used as silvers in dessert. Badam halwa made of powdered almonds and sugar, is a traditional treat. It always reminds me of my mom. She used to make every winters.
2-1/2 cups almonds, soaked for 5 hours, balanced
2-1/2 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons butter (ghee)
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
2 sheets edible silver foil (verq)
Put the almonds in a food processor with half the milk. Grind to a paste, adding more milk a little at a time until all the milk is used up.
Heat the ghee in a heavy pan and add the almond paste. Saute over low heat until begins to stick.
Add the sugar and stir well. Cook until the ghee separates and the fudge well blended.
Remove from the heat and add the cardamom powder. Stir well and pour onto a flat dish.
When it is almost cool, cut it into fancy shapes and decorate with edible silver foil.