We are a family of sweet lovers. Though we dont have it too often, also because its not so readilly available around except in the Indian stores.And also a bit scary thinking of the enormous amounts of ghee (fats) and sugar we would be consuming. One plus point for us living abroad, because I am sure if we were in India, it would be difficult for us to resist the temptation of the varieties of sweets available there. When I visit all the blogs especially nowdays ,its loaded with sweets and I do feel like making everything I see and hear around me. After all,its Diwali!!
I had bookmarked this recipe long ago and finally made this recently. We all loved it a lot.Hope you bookmark this and try it during this diwali 2013. Its really easy to make and takes very less time.
Recipe source- Aayis recipes
Badam Burfi recipe- Badam kathli- How to make almond fudge- Easy diwali sweet recipes
Dry roast the almond for 10 minutes. Cool and grind it in a blender to a fine powder(along with the peel.
Alternatively,Soak the almonds in hot water for an hour. Peel off the skin and then grind it in a blender to a fine powder(its okay if it is slightly moist.)
Grease a plate with ghee and keep it ready.
Combine the sugar and water. Boil it till sugar dissolves. Stir in intervals.Allow it to boil and slightly thicken till you get a one string consistency.
Now add the almond powder. Mix well.
Keep stirring till it thickens.
You can add some ghee while stirring for some flavour , but its optional.
This takes around 7-10 minutes.
When it thickens ,immediately pour on a greased plate. It will set in 2-3 minutes.
Using a sharp knife, cut into shape of your choice.
Allow it to cool and set well, seperate the slices.
Store in a air tight container.
This sets quite soon, so dont really wait and stir for long till it leaves the sides of the vessel. When it thickens well, just pour on the greased plate.
Do add a pinch of cardamom powder when you stir. I forgot it this time.
You can use store bought almond meal too.