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Love almonds? Try a few recipes at home

Sun Online Desk     3rd March, 2018 10:16:40 printer

Love almonds? Try a few recipes at home


Craving for something sweet with almonds in it? Try making a badam aur gulukand ki kulfi or an almond-infused phirni for your family and guests.


Experts have listed a few recipes that can be tried at home:


* Badam aur gulukand ki kulfi


Serves: Four


Preparation time: 20 minutes


Cooking time: 45 minutes plus freezing time




200 gm almonds


40 gm rose petals


1.5 litre milk (full fat)


80 gm dried whole milk (unsweetened)


70 gm sugar


A few strands of saffron


Blanch and peel the almonds and make a paste of 90 per cent of the almonds. Clean and soak rose petals in water and cook them in sugar till thick.

Dissolve the saffron in a small bowl of warm milk to extract its flavour. Then boil the milk and reduce to 40 percent, add grated dried whole milk, almond paste, sugar and saffron extract. Cook till dried whole milk is dissolved.


Pour the mixture in kulfi cones, add cooked rose petals, sliced almond and freeze it. Serve with falooda and rabri.


* Badam ki phirni


Serves: Four


Preparation time: 10 minutes


Cooking time: 15 minutes



One cup almonds (peeled)


500 ml milk


100 gm sugar


Two tbsp rice


1/2 tsp cardamom powder


1 tbsp rose water




Chop the almonds finely and keep aside. Soak the rice for 15 minutes. Now grind to a paste using little water. Keep milk for boiling, add sugar and cardamom powder. Once it boils, lower the heat and add almonds. Cook for two mins and then slowly add the rice paste.


Keep stirring on a slow flame till the entire milk thickens and coats thickly on the back of a spoon. Remove from flame, add gulabjal and pour in small containers. Refrigerate and serve cold.


Serves: Four


Preparation time: 10mins


Cooking time: 20mins




2 tbsp Desi ghee


1 cup Almonds


1/2 tsp Green cardamom powder


3 tblspn Rice


1lt Milk


1/2 cup Raisins


150 gms Sugar


1 and a half tbsp Almond slivers




Soak rice for half hour. Soak raisins in water for 15 minutes.Blanch the almonds, remove skin and grind to a paste adding little water.


Heat a pan and add desi ghee. Now lightly sauté the almond paste on low heat for 1 minute. Add milk and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and add rice. Cook for 15 minutes or till the rice overcooks and thickens the kheer.Add sugar and raisins. Garnish with almond slivers.