Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Badam ka sheera (Almond pudding)

Happy New Year!

A healthy dessert for any occasion.  I made it for Bogi festival.

We happened to taste this dish in a restaurant during our recent india visit.  We forgot to ask the chef for the recipe.    Both of us were kind of asking each other why we did not ask him. We googled  but could not find anything which would lead to that dish.    I kind of reverse engineered and came out with this recipe and it matched the original dish to a great extent.  

Jaggery is a healthier replacement to white sugar.

Here you go!

What you need?

Almond meal - 1 cup  (see notes)
Powdered Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 3 Tbsp
Milk-1/2 cup

How to make?

1.  In a pan, heat 1 Tbsp of ghee, fry almond meal in medium heat for few mins.  It should be roasted
2.  Add hot milk and powdered jaggery to this
3.  Keep stirring till the liquid is absorbed.  Add 2Tbsp of ghee and keep stirring for about 5 mins.  It should come to a thick consistency more like halwa.   It will be sticky when it is hot.  Let it cool completely.  I could not wait that longer to try!

Notes:

* Almond meal can be easily made at home.  Pulse almonds in the food processor till they are powdered.  You will run with almond butter if you run it longer.

* You can powder jaggery at home.  Some store even sell it shredded.  

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