Badam Sheera

I used to make kiddo sleep by 8 PM when we were in the old apartment. But here in the new place,  its a great feat if I can drag him home by 8 PM. After a light dinner, bath and brushing his teeth later, I would take the protesting kid to the bed.

So, its hardly surprising that he won’t get up in the mornings, raising my BP again. Its tough to get a sleepy kid ready for school. Its all the more difficult, cause the mommy in question (yes, me, myself and Rajani) is also half asleep. The morning feet of brushing, breakfast and getting ready for school is always laced with a lot of coaxing and a lot of threats. He reaches school, just about in time and I always feel that I have aged an year more by then.

But this morning, he got up at 7AM sharp. He was bright eyed and started his day with full energy. Why? Because his 2nd term holidays are starting today. And beleive me, I feel as if I have aged two years this morning!

Like my son reaching the school late, I am also late for the last day of Blogging Marathon 20. I am paired with Preeti of Preeti’s Kitchen Life and this post is inspired from her Badam ka Halwa recipe.

Check out the other bloggers, who have posted their entries on time, here in the Blogging Marathon page.

Makes : 2 small servings  

Ingredients: 

  • Almonds                :           1/2 cup, blanched
  • Milk                         :           1/4 cup + 3 tbsp
  • Ghee                        :           1 tbsp
  • Sugar                       :           1/4 cup
  • Almond slivers, for garnish

Method: 

  1. Blanch the almonds and peel them. I did the blanching in MW.
  2. Blend the almonds with 3 tbsp of milk to get a paste. You might have to add a bit more milk, if required, to get a smooth paste.
  3. Heat ghee in a pan, add the almond paste and cook till it changes color. You need to stir continuosly, else the almonds might burn.
  4. Add 1/4 cup milk, stir and simmer for about  2-3 minutes. Add sugar and cook, stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves and the water from it evaporates. Cook till the required consistency is reached.
  5. Serve hot, garnished with slivered almonds.

Note: The quantity of milk here is approximate. You might have to add a little more, if the halwa turns out to be very thick. The halwa will turn out to be hard, if you cook for a really long time after the sugar is added. You will have to take it out when the ‘halwa’ consistency is reached.

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9 responses to “Badam Sheera

  1. Awesome… Thanks for choosing this.. Hope you like it, it’s look wonderful

  2. Wow wat a wonderful and super nutty sheera,give me that bowl.yummm..

  3. Haha we have this waking up ritual everyday. First with the older one now with the younger one. i feel like grandma.
    Lovely shira.

  4. LOL Rajani. Even I’m not a morning person and I can’t agree more about feeling aged especially with my little one. The sheera looks awesome. So tempting.

  5. oh dear!..u had to tempt me..this is a nostalgic one.so many memories…such wonderful flavor..awsum!!

  6. wow…making the entire sheera using badam…this seems like sweets for the God or King :) ….we are no less so guess shud make an attempt

  7. btw….my son gives me equal hard times during week days and surprisingly on the weekends when I want him to sleep an hour longer than me….it turns out that he is up before me…guess…they are born to age us ;)

  8. nutty richness must be so delicious..so happy we are paired for Blog Hop Wednesday. can’t wait to try one of your recipes :)

  9. This is looking so good Rajani..and I can feel your pain about getting the kiddo ready in the morning..cos it’s the same story here too..:)

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