Thursday, November 8, 2012

Badam Burfi (Almond Fudge)

Badam Burfi is a very popular Indian sweet. This sweet is very rich and just melts in your mouth. I got this recipe from a cook book and made some variations. It turned very good, just as I wanted- Soft, chewy and not too sweet. 

I tried it for the first time and the results were good. It is not very difficult to make. A little time consuming but trust me the end product is great. A melt in your mouth burfi!!:-)

  • Badam/Almond- 1 cup
  • Milk- 1/3 cup
  • Sugar- 1 cup
  • Ghee/ Clarified butter- 1/4 cup
  • Water- 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder- 1/2 tsp


Soak the almonds in warm water for half an hour.

Then drain the water and remove the outer skin.

Now grind these almonds along with milk to get a paste.

Now take a wide bottomed pan (preferably non stick) and add sugar and water. Start heating on a medium flame, until you get a single thread consistency (take small amount of sugar syrup in between your fingers and when you move the fingers apart, a single thread will be visible. But take care not to burn yourself while doing so).

When you get the single thread consistency, add the prepared almond paste and ghee to the sugar syrup. Mix it well, until everything comes together.

Then keep stirring it continuously on a medium flame. After sometime, the mixture will start to thicken. Now add the cardamom powder.

Continue to heat further with continuous stirring. After a while the paste starts to come together and forms like a chapathi dough (I stopped the process of cooking at this stage, as I wanted soft and chewy burfis. If you want hard burfis, continue to heat for few more minutes). Transfer the mixture to a greased plate (I used cake pan) and spread it evenly with a greased spoon (to desired thickness).

Allow it to cool for a while. When it is still warm, cut them into desired shape and size (I used a knife). Garnish with chopped or whole almonds.

Badam Burfi is ready!!

Store them in an air tight container.


  1. Thanks Anu. A Happy Diwali to you as we'll :)


  2. Heya¡­my very first comment on your site. ,I have been reading your blog for a while and thought I would completely pop in and drop a friendly note. .
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  3. Thanks a lot Navya for dropping by. Glad that you are following my recipes for a while. Do give me your feedback if you have tried any of my recipes :-)