Badam Halwa with Almond Flour | Almond Pudding

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Nuttiness, Richness, and Creaminess – This Badam Halwa with Almond Flour Recipe is made with an easy twist on the traditional recipe making it fuss-free. Ready in under 30 minutes, it’s the perfect sweet treat!

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About Badam Halwa Recipe

This Badam Halwa made with Almond Flour is a super easy dessert recipe with a unique twist on the traditional Badam Halwa.

It is a simplified version of the traditional badam halwa recipe, where you usually soak, blanch, and grind almonds. However, this almond halwa recipe is made with almond flour and is ready in under 30 minutes.

This halwa is often made in large batches when the weather turns cold in India. Eating one tablespoon of this rich halwa every day is believed to provide the body with warmth during the chilly weather.

With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can whip up this smooth and melt-in-the-mouth heavenly dessert.

Try this delicious yet simple Indian Dessert Recipe today and share it with your loved ones, friends, and family!

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Badam Halwa Ingredients

Almond Flour – Unlike the traditional Badam Halwa recipe, we use almond flour, making this recipe quick and fuss-free. As it is made without the steps of soaking, blanching, and grinding the almonds.

Ghee (clarified butter) – only two tablespoons of pure ghee are used in this recipe. As almonds also contain oil, which separates during the roasting step.

For a vegan-friendly recipe, substitute it with plant-based fats, such as coconut oil or vegan butter.

Milk – is used to cook the almonds in this recipe. Using milk instead of water adds a creamy and luscious texture to the halwa. It also enhances the flavor by adding more richness.

For a vegan-friendly recipe, substitute it with plant-based milk, such as almond milk or soy milk. You can replace the milk with water.

Brown sugar – I prefer using brown sugar in this dish as it enhances the golden brown color of the halwa. However, you can use white sugar, coconut sugar, palm sugar, or jaggery in this recipe. The choice is yours!

Cardamom powder – is used to add aroma and enhance the flavor of the halwa. You can replace cardamom powder with nutmeg powder.

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How to Make Badam Halwa

Step 1 – Prepare the Ingredients

If you don’t have almond flour, you can make it by blanching, roasting, and grinding almonds in a food processor until they become a fine powder.

Soak a pinch of saffron strands in 1 tablespoon of warm milk or warm water if you’re using saffron. Keep it aside for later.

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Step 2 – Roast the Almond Flour

Heat ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan or pot over medium flame. Add the almond flour to the ghee. Combine the almond flour with ghee (clarified butter) until it becomes golden brown.

Keep stirring to prevent lumps from forming. This will take around 8-10 minutes.

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Step 3 – Cook the Almond Flour

Once the flour turns golden brown, slowly pour in the milk while stirring continuously. Be careful, as the mixture may splutter.

Continue stirring continuously. Cook the mixture on low heat until the milk evaporates, and the mixture thickens, leaving the sides of the pan.

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Step 4 – Sweeten the Halwa

Now, add sugar and soaked saffron along with the milk. Also, add 1/2 teaspoon of cardamom powder. Stir well to combine.

After adding sugar, the halwa may loosen. Cook till the halwa thickens and it easily leaves the sides of the pan.

Once the halwa reaches a thick pudding-like consistency, remove it from heat.

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Step 5 – Garnish & Serve

Garnish it with some almond slivers or other chopped nuts.

Badam halwa is traditionally served warm. You can enjoy it as is or refrigerate it for a few hours to set before serving.

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Serving Suggestions

It is best enjoyed warm. Reheat it slightly before serving for that warm and comforting flavor. You can also serve warm Badam Halwa with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.

Serve it with a handful of chopped nuts sprinkled on top of the halwa. It makes it visually appealing and adds a crunch to the smooth halwa.

As Almond Barfis – For making badam burfi, pour the hot mixture on a greased plate. Even it out and top it off with chopped nuts. Keep it at room temperature overnight or till it hardens. Cut it into squares or diamonds for serving.

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Recipe Tips

  • For a creamy pudding texture, use extremely fine almond flour. If using almond meal, grind it into a fine powder in a food processor.
  • To prevent burning, cook the halwa on low flame, it will also ensure even cooking.
  • For the best aroma, use freshly ground cardamom or nutmeg powder.
  • To check if the halwa is cooked through, keep stirring continuously and cook until it begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  • If you have no saffron in the kitchen, and you want to add some color to the halwa, then use a pinch of saffron or yellow-orange food color.
  • To store the leftovers, let the halwa cool down completely. Then, transfer it to a clean, airtight container. Just before serving, heat for about 30 seconds in the microwave. It will stay fresh for up to a month. When ready to eat, defrost and reheat until hot.
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1. Can I use almond meal instead of almond flour?

Preferably almond flour should be used for this recipe. If you don’t have almond flour, grind the almond meal into a fine powder in a food processor for better texture.

2. Can I make almond flour at home for Badam Halwa?

Yes absolutely! Roast the almonds, let them cool down, and finely grind them to make almond flour at home for your Badam Halwa.

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badam halwa recipe

Badam Halwa with Almond Flour Recipe

This simple yet flavorful recipe creates a delightful dessert that celebrates the richness of almonds in every bite!
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon pure ghee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped nuts
  • a pinch of saffron soaked in 1 tablespoon of warm milk


  • Heat a pan or kadai on low flame. Add ghee to the kadai and let it melt.
    2 tablespoon pure ghee
  • After the ghee is melted, add almond flour to the kadai. Roast almond flour for 8-10 minutes till it gets a golden brown color. Make sure there are no lumps.
    1 cup almond flour
  • Next, add milk to the roasted almond flour. Be careful as it might splutter. Mix everything well. Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed.
    1 cup milk
  • Cook till all the milk is absorbed and the mixture becomes thick.
  • Now, add sugar and saffron soaked milk to the kadai. Mix everything well. Cook till the sugar is completely melted and the mixture is thickened. It will take around 5 minutes.
    1/4 cup brown sugar, a pinch of saffron
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
    1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • Garnish with chopped nuts. You can serve the halwa as it is or make it into almond barfis.
    2 tablespoon chopped nuts


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