Badam (बादाम) or Almond Halwa/ Pudding is one yummy dessert which can be made for any festival, be it Holi, Diwali, or just simply when you want to feast something healthy (remember Almond has host of health benefits). To make this halwa, all you need to do is soak almonds, grind to paste and then cook with sugar, ghee (clarified butter) and milk. In case you have vegan choice, you can skip milk and instead of ghee can use other oil alternatives like almond oil. Soaking is what contributes to most of the time, but its really idle time, so if you ignore that soaking time this recipe does not take huge time.
I often hear my fellow friends saying they don’t get time to cook or cooking takes time, and this means dessert is one thing which normally goes out of window. I am sharing this step by step pudding recipe of Lotus seeds, also known as Foxnut seeds which can be made in jiffy. It is more commonly known as “Makhane Ke Kheer” (मखाने की खीर). This is phalahari kheer recipe that suitable for Navratri fasting or vrat or any upwaas, like Mahashivratri. Makhana is healthier than any other cornflake cereals or popcorn, hence I normally roast it and keep it in jar and simply munch it when hungry.