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Badam (Almond) Burfi Diwali Recipe

✦ Badam (Almond) burfi is a popular Indian sweet prepared during Indian festivals such as Diwali/Deepavali. It is made with powdered almonds and sugar syrup.

Enjoyed by all :)

Badam almond burfi Diwali recipe, an Indian sweet
Badam almond burfi, an Indian sweet


  • ¾ cup almonds

  • 1 cup hot water

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 4 cardamom powdered

  • 2 tbsp ghee/clarified butter

*Tip: if you are not a fan of almonds, you can use cashew nuts instead!


  1. Peel the skin of the almonds - to do this, pour boiling water in a bowl with the almonds and soak for 5 mins. Then rinse the almonds with cold water and start removing the skin.

  2. Pat dry the peeled almonds and set aside to dry.

  3. Once dry, transfer the almonds to a blender and blend to coarse powder.

  4. Prepare the sugar syrup - to do this add sugar and water to a pan and stir continuously on medium heat. Boil the sugar syrup till it forms a string consistency.

  5. Add the almond powder, milk and cardamom powder to the sugar syrup and mix continuously keeping heat on low to medium.

  6. Once the mixture begins to boil, add a tbsp of ghee.

  7. Mix continuously until the mixture starts to separate from the pan.

  8. Transfer the almond dough onto baking paper and let it cool for 5 minutes (Don’t leave it for too long as the dough will harden).

  9. Add the remaining ghee and knead the dough for a minute until smooth. (Take caution as the dough will be hot)

  10. Roll the dough with a rolling-pin to a thickness of your choice and then cut the dough into bite size squares or a shape of your preference (traditionally they are cut into diamond shapes).

*Tip: You can decorate the burfi with silver leaf/silver vark and chopped almonds on top.


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