This easy to make (almond) badam burfi recipe is most likely going to transport you back to the last time you had the best Indian food. While not exactly an Indian recipe (as the flavours are present throughout the middle east as well), badam burfi, or almond fudge (bars) are an ever-present dessert at almost every get-together or celebration.
The other great thing about this particular badam burfi recipe is that you can use the same base and add any other flavours or textures you’d like. We opted for an easy to make recipe because we’re going though a dairy phase and this reminded us of our time in India many many moons ago, and because this didn’t require any baking.
IS THERE A VEGAN VERSION OF THIS EASY BADAM RECIPE?
Yes! You can easily substitute the milk powder, butter and condensed milk with almond flour, sugar and vegan ghee! Although it’s not as easy since the almond flour and sugar has be cooked on a stop top, it does taste great as great.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE!
- It’s extremely easy to make (takes about 30 mins including setting time!)
- You can customize the flavours and textures really easily.
- It’s a great way to bring the world into your home.
HOW TO MAKE BADAM BURFI WITH MILK POWDER
Milk powder, while not necessary in this recipe adds a bit of extra flavour and texture. The easiest way to do that is to do half and half instead of all almond flour.
HOW TO MAKE BADAM BURFI WITH ALMOND FLOUR
While the recipe below calls for both almond flour (or almond meal), and milk powder, you can easily double the almond flour amount and take out the milk powder altogether.
HOW TO MAKE BLANCHED ALMOND FLOUR AT HOME
While the easiest way to do it is to just buy the blanched flour (available at grocery stores and on Amazon), the second-best way is to make it at home as long as you have a decent blender.
- Step 1: Soak almonds overnight.
- Step 2: Peel off the skin.
- Step 3. Let almonds dry (you can throw it in an oven for a few minutes or let them air dry.
- Step 4: Blend. Blend. Blend. Coarse texture. Don’t over blend because you want the fats in the almonds for this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE BADAM BURFI
- 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2/3 Regular (or low fat) milk
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 milk powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 tablespoon ghee or butter (room temp)
- 1/2 almond slivers
- In a deep bottom, non stick pan, add the butter or ghee condensed milk, milk powder and almond flour on medium-low heat.
- Keep stirring and mixing well for 5 mins. You will notice that the mixture is separating from the sides of the pan.
- Add cardamom powder and mix quickly after turning off the heat. You want to make sure not to overcook the mixture.
- Spread over a greased pan (or line the tray with wax paper). Aim for half an inch thickness.
- Lightly press the almond slivers on the mixture.
- Let the mixture set for a few hours (you can also throw it in the fridge for an hour or two, but it tastes better if you let it air dry).
- You can store this in an air-tight container for a few days.
- Enjoy with tea, coffee or chai!
To cut down on the dairy products, replace the milk powder and condensed milk, and regular milk with coconut milk and sugar while doubling the almond flour amount
You can also use vegan ghee to truly make this a vegan badam burfi recipe.
We’ve made so many different versions of this easy badam burfi recipe otherwise known as almond fudge including ones using saffron, rose water and pistachios, and will be sharing them soon
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