Instant Badam Burfi: 5-Minute OPOS Sweet Almond Fudge


This OPOS badam burfi post comes to you on the eve of Diwali - the festival of lights, which has been a favorite since childhood. I would always wait for this festival for reasons galore - the lighting, the diyas, the sweets, and of course the exchange of gifts with friends and loved ones. The fervor associated with Diwali is unique compared to any other festival of India. I have never been an admirer of crackers though - which are burst in millions in the country on the eve of Diwali. You may call it cracker phobia. Nevertheless, I am happy I have remained away from crackers all my life, which have been banned in Delhi NCR following the rising pollution levels in the region. Okay now I do not want to hijack this post talking about pollution, which is one of my favorite topics, but gives me goosebumps, given the amount of nitrous oxide and carbon monoxide we are forced to breathe in from all sorts of pollution.

opos badam burfi

The badam burfi takes inspiration from our very favorite one pot one shot technique. Now you might be wondering whether OPOS sweets are able to please everyone alike. Perhaps yes. I never had doubt about it.

OPOS badam katli is :


  • healthy
  • tasty
  • nutty
  • uses no white sugar
  • quick to make
  • uses no butter or oil

Why Should You Make Badam Burfi Almond Fudge with OPOS


  • If you are fond of nuts, go for badam burfi OPOS style.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, go for nothing else than OPOS badam katli or halwa.
  • If you have guests at home and there isn't much to serve them, make this instant badam burfi and get set to receive compliments.
  • Do not be surprised if people start asking you for the OPOS badam burfi recipe!

I tell you, the more you spread the word about one pot one shot, the better it is for one and all. OPOS, the brainchild of Rama Krishnan, is no less than culinary magic. This is exactly what I profess when I share my OPOS posts in different groups. Many wonder what OPOS is. The unique culinary technique is a huge achievement for us all and has stirred a revolution in the culinary world. This "unthinkable" technique has literally pulled out many women from the chains of "slow" cooking. Not to mention, OPOS is attracting many males toward the culinary world. Hail OPOS every day. Not a single day passes when I do not OPOS a dish so much so that I want to experiment literally everything with one pot one shot. 

Okay, enough of OPOS admiration, let's come back to the real post- OPOS badam katli.
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Ingredients
1 cup- almond meal (1 cup= 175 ml) (it's super easy to make almond meal at home. Take a bowl of almonds and put them to a 2/3-liter pressure cooker. Add enough water to cover almonds. Close and cook for 2 whistles. Release pressure. Remove almonds to a bowl of cold water and immediately start removing their cover. Either let the almonds dry on a kitchen towel or take a kadahi and start heating them until they become dry...upon cooling, grind almonds to powder to make almond meal - you may not want to dry almonds and grind them to paste...both ways you will get almond katli...but I always prefer the drier version)
1/2 cup- raw cane sugar or white sugar or jaggery powder (I have imposed a ban on white sugar and white flour in my home, so I always look for healthier sugar alternatives)
4 tbsp- water 

How to make OPOS Badam Burfi

Put sugar and water in a 2 or 3-liter pressure cooker and cook for 4 whistles.
Release pressure immediately and stir in almond meal until it looks like dough.
Pour the dough on a greased plate or aluminum foil.
Press with a heavy utensil/chakli.
Let it be like this for an hour.
Cut badam burfi into pieces after an hour and enjoy instant almond fudge.
You can always scale up the ingredients while keeping the number of whistles or cooking time the same. But never try to double the OPOS recipe without mastering the technique.

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