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Instant Badam Burfi: 5-Minute Sweet Almond Fudge


This 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.

badam burfi

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

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 


  • If you are fond of nuts, go for badam burfi style.
  • If you have a sweet tooth, go for nothing else than 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 badam burfi recipe!


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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 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 recipe without mastering the technique.

Comments

  1. We love to buy badam barfi on special occasion but now i will try myself on this eid. Because home made will surely be hygienic.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, badam burfi is a delicious and healthy way to tempt your taste buds. This OPOS badam burfi simplifies the process, so you can have a dessert in no time.

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