• Low Calorie Sugar Badami Halwa
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INGREDIENTS


Low Calorie Sugar Badami Halwa

Servings - 3 - 4

INGREDIENTS


Almonds - 250 grams

Water - 400 milliliters

Milk - 1.5 litres

Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Saffron - 1/4 teaspoon

Milk - 200 milliliters

Ghee - 100 milliliters

Equal sugar - 15 grams

Almonds - for garnishing

PREPARATION

1. In a bowl, add 250 grams almonds, 400 milliliters water and soak for 6 - 8 hours.

2. Heat 1.5 litres milk in a heavy skillet and bring it to a gentle boil first on a low to medium heat.

3. Then lower the heat and simmer the milk. Stir while the milk is simmering. 

4. The milk will froth many times, while its being simmered. So when you see this happening, with a spatula stir the milk. 

5. Scrape the milk solids from the sides and add to the milk. 

6. The milk will continue to reduce and thicken as its being simmered on a low heat. 

7. Continue to simmer and stir. 

8. Towards the end when the milk has reduced much, you will see bubbles bursting in the reduced milk. At this point continuously stir.

9. When you see no bubbles in the reduced milk, its time to switch off the heat. It takes 2 hours and 30 minutes overall on a low heat. 

10. Remove it from heat and keep aside.

11. Take the soaked almonds and remove the skin.

12. Transfer this into a blender, add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder, 1/4 teaspoon saffron, 200 milliliters milk and blend it into a smooth paste.

13. Heat 100 milliliters ghee in a heavy skillet, add the blended paste in it and mix it well.

14. Then, add the prepared khoa in it and mix it well.

15. Cook for 7 - 10 minutes on medium heat.

16. Garnish with almonds.

17. Serve.