Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi

Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi

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Barfis have a knack of tempting everyone, young and old. But many of us resist taking a bite as we are scared of the calories hidden in it!

Here is a Healthy Almond Barfi that you can indulge in occasionally. Made of protein-rich almonds, this yummy barfi uses very little ghee and sugar. It has the right amount of sweetness and a rather rich flavour, thanks to the magic of spices like saffron and cardamom.

This Almond Barfi can be preserved in an airtight container at room temperature for around three days. Relish every bite of this delectable treat!

Try other healthy sweets like Makhane ki Kheer or Jowar Apple Sheera .

Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi recipe - How to make Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi

Soaking time:  2 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     18Makes 18 pieces
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3/4 cup almonds (badam)
1/2 cup cow's milk
a few saffron (kesar) strands
1 tsp warm cow's milk
1 1/2 tbsp ghee
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

  1. Combine the almonds and enough hot water in a deep bowl, cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 2 hours. Drain well.
  2. Peel the almonds.
  3. Blend them in a mixer along with the milk to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  4. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  5. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan, add the almond paste, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  6. Add the sugar and cardamom powder, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 4 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Pour the mixture immediately into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter greased plate and spread it evenly to make a square.
  8. Cut into 18 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  9. Cool and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  10. Serve or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Handy tip:

    Handy tip:
  1. This barfi stays fresh for 3 days when stored in an air-tight container at room temperature.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy51 cal
Protein1.1 g
Carbohydrates2.5 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.3 mg


Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi
 on 07 Aug 20 12:20 AM

Tarla Dalal
07 Aug 20 05:30 PM
   Kunjan thanks for the feedback !!! keep reviewing recipes you loved.
Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi
 on 22 Apr 20 06:10 PM

Yummy! Thanks for the wonderful and simple recipe
Tarla Dalal
22 Apr 20 08:24 PM
   Hi, Happy to know you have like the recipe.. do keep trying more recipes and give us your feedback..
Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi
 on 13 Nov 17 08:05 PM

I made it this weekend but there was no way to cut it into bars. It didn''t set and was basically a mush. Don''t get me wrong, it was an amazingly tasty mush! Wow was it good. But any advice on how to get it to set better? Even leaving it out overnight didn''t help.
Tarla Dalal
14 Nov 17 08:33 AM
   Hi, This recipe has been tried here and it did turn you great, the cooking time is very important and so is the flame...Do try it again next time and let us know how it turned out...Happy Cooking !!
Badam Barfi, Healthy Almond Barfi
 on 18 Aug 17 10:51 AM

Just one piece of this barfi is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Very yummy and healthy...