Feb 1, 2008

Badam(Almond) Katli

Badam Katli is one of the richest sweets of NorthIndia usually made in all weddings. It is one of the delicious and easiest sweets to make. I had learnt this recipe from my grandmother and tried it for the first time and it came out really awesome.
  • 500 gm Almonds (soaked overnight or soak in hot water )
  • 450 gm Sugar, powdered
  • Few tbsps Milk
  • Silver foil


  • Soak the almonds in hot water for an hour.
  • Drain and change water from almonds.
  • Peel the skin of the almonds. Wash once more with cold water.
  • Grind to a fine paste using as little milk as possible.
  • In a heavy large skillet mix almond paste and powdered sugar.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, using a large handled spoon or spatula on a medium flame.
  • Take care of splattering in initial stages.
  • Also, do not stop stirring because the mixture may get burnt or stick to bottom of skillet which will spoil the taste.
  • When a soft ball is formed, which means it will leave the sides of the skillet, take off from fire.
  • Grease a clean work surface and a wooden rolling pin with melted ghee.
  • Roll quickly while still warm to 1/5" thickness in a proper square shape.
  • Apply silver foil and press lightly with foil paper or cotton.
  • Mark out long diamond shapes with a sharp knife.
  • When almost cool remove carefully with a sharp edged wide spatula.
  • Store in layers between sheets of butter paper.

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