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RECIPE

Badam barfi

This rich traditional Indian sweet is a favourite on special occasions — Swati Agarwal shares her grandmother’s recipe.

Ingredients

Almonds: 500gm

Sugar: 450gm

Ghee: Slight, for greasing kadai

Method

Soak almonds for 7 to 8 hours

Peel off the skin

Grind in mixer with minimum quantity of water

Add sugar to the almond paste

Take a thick-bottomed kadai and grease it slightly with ghee

Pour the almond-sugar mixture into the kadai and stir constantly on low heat, taking care that the paste does not stick to the bottom

The mixture will first become thin as the sugar melts and then thicken into tight dough

Test whether dough is ready by making a small ball with fingertips. It shouldn’t stick to the fingers

Take the dough off the heat and knead it well

Roll the dough on a platform to the required thickness

Cut into the desired shape

Badam barfi is now ready to be served.