Sunday, November 27, 2005

Almond(Badam) Burfi!

My Appreciation of the intricacies of Indian cuisine always ranks quite high!!

This is one such power packed sweet that makes all the difference --- could say a world away from regular Indian sweets prepared at home!! The truth is it's actually a simple affair.

Badam Burfi:(Almond cake)

Almonds (Badam) 1 cup
Butter 1/2 stick
Sugar 1 1/4 cups
Milk 1/4 cup
ghee 2tbsp

Put almonds in a microwave container. Soak in water. Cook on high for 6-8 minutes. Cool. Peel skin off of the almonds and grind the peeled almonds in blender with milk to a smooth paste. Take a pan,melt butter and add almond paste. Keep stirring on medium flame, until it starts to thicken. Add sugar and continue stirring. Add ghee by spoonfuls every minute and continue to stir. Cardamom powder can be added if needed for flavour(optional) .Keep stirring until it becomes very thick and leaves the side of the pan. Take greased plate. Pour the above onto it. When slightly cool, cut it into desired shapes