Saturday, 7 August 2010

Gujarati Badam Pak- Almond fudge




Badam Pak is a gujarati sweet made with ground almonds, milk powder and ghee. A soft creamy mithai (sweet)that is made for festivals , weddings and  offerings to the gods.

Ingredients:

250 grams milk powder
250 grams ground almonds
6 tablespoons ghee
Pinch  saffron
1 teaspoon cardamom  powder
1 tablespoon almond slivers
1 teaspoon poppy seeds (kus kus)

For sugar syrup:

250 grams sugar
3/4 cup water
pinch saffron.



Method:

1. Add sugar and water  to a pan, heat, add pinch saffron and bring to boil.
2. When syrup comes to 1 thread consistency turn off heat and leave to cool.
3. In a heavy bottom pan add the ghee and roast the milk powder on low heat tlll it starts to take on brown colour.(3-4 minutes)
4.Add the ground almonds and continue roasting till a rich aroma fills the room and mixture looks golden brown.(7-8 minutes) Mixture will look fairly dry don't be tempted to add more ghee.
5. Add the cardamom powder and stir.
6. Add the slightly cooled sugar syrup  to the roasted mixture,it will start to thicken.Keep stirring mixture till it starts to leave the sides and come together.
7. Transfer mixture to an oiled tray and press it down and smooth with the back of a spoon.
8. Sprinkle poppy seeds (kus kus) and chopped almonds and few saffron strands,


9. Keep aside to cool.
10. Once cool cut to desired shapes.

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35 comments:

  1. OMG! Looks so tempting.yumyum...

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  2. Badam Pak looks delicious...Would love to try it !!!

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  3. wow badam pak looks so delicious n tempting ....sweets a my real weakness ...beautiful presentation ...drooling here

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  4. Delicious Badam pak nice dish.

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  5. badam pak looks scrumptious..loved the thali

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  6. yummilicious pak..have bookmarked..will surely try this..also ur thali looks beautiful.

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  7. They must be very delicious! Can't go wrong with almonds!

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  8. The fudge is soft and lovely! I love the traditional stuff there!

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  9. it looks lovely dear.... simply love it.....

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  10. Very authentic prep..... Mouth watering too... I kept relishing the captures u posted.... Very very well presented.... Kudos!!!

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  11. Badam Pak looks gorgeous !! Lovely presentation ...

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  12. YUMMMMMMY looking badam pak dear. Loved the presentation as well.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  13. am fond of nuts in sweets..this looks yumm...

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  14. Badam pak looks superb, delicious and mouth watering. Wonderful presentation.

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  15. Tempting badam pak..Loved the presentation..

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  16. that looks so yummy.Wonderful recipe:)

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  17. WOnderfula and yummy sweet, looks tempting.

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  18. Badam pak looks wonderful and nice presentation

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  19. First time here. Lovely, lovely blog, Nayna. Found you thru your event announcement in someone's blog. I have one or two Gujarati dishes. Will re-post for your event.
    Added you to my reader too :)

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  20. I love the color full pictures and badam pak looks so so good.

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  21. yummy..Love the presenation..

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  22. Badam Pak looks so yummy..tempting.

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  23. Looks utterly yummy..feel like finishing that fully..:)

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  24. Super yummy...looks fabulous dear..my fav..do send in ur entries for my ongoing event A Visual Treat..

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  25. thanks for the entry dear..email id is working properly dear and received entries there...do try n send it one more time...creativesanyukta at gmail dot com

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  26. Oh I love the props you have used! and ofcourse barfi looks gorgeous take me straight to India :)

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  27. the 1st pic looks nice..m dying 2 try one

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  28. This is one of my most favourite Indian sweets.
    I canNOT wait to make it.
    Cheers!

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