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Badam Halwa and Barfis

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Badam Halwa and Barfis

A light and easy halwa recipe with the goodness of almonds.


  • 125 gm soaked, blanched and ground almonds
  • 75 gm poppy seeds soaked in milk
  • 1 liter milk
  • 125 gm khoya
  • 200 gm sugar
  • 200 gm ghee
  • 1/4 tsp saffron strands
  • 4 green cardamoms


  1. Strain and grind the poppy seeds.
  2. Combine with almonds, cardamom and milk, blend until smooth.
  3. Cook on a slow flame.
  4. Once the mixture thickens add khoya, sugar and saffron.
  5. Thicken the mixture further.
  6. Add the ghee and continue cooking until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
  7. Serve hot as halwa.

  8. To make Barfi:
  9. Set in a lightly oiled tray. Cut into desired shape and decorate with silver leaf.