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Friday, November 23, 2007

Almond Sweet (Baadam Burfee)

Sweets are an essential item of any Indian household and this delicious and mouth-watering recipe is sure to become a hit among your family and friends. I got this recipe from a friend of mine, years back, and this has been a favourite with my family since then. Do try this out and give me your feedbacks.
Ingredients required are:

1. Almonds (de-skinned) : 1 cup
2. Milk (whole or skimmed) : 1 cup
3. Ghee (clarified butter) : ¾ cup
4. Sugar : 2 cups

Method of preparation:

Make a paste of almonds and milk in a food processor.

Meanwhile, heat a non-stick or any other thick bottomed pan. Pour in the almond-milk paste, the ghee, and the sugar. Keep stirring the mixture on a low flame, till it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
(Do not at any point, be tempted to increase the flame, especially during the later stages, as there is a high risk of the mixture getting burnt or over done.)

In the meantime, grease a thali or a tray. Once the mixture changes colour and starts leaving the sides of the pan, pour it on to the tray and spread gently. Cool and cut into desired shapes.

A word of caution:
If the mixture over cooks, the end product turns out hard and crumbly. So be careful especially towards the last stages.

To de-skin almonds, soak them in warm water for about an hour. The skin then peels off easily.

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