Badam Halwa or Sheera (Almond Pudding)

Badam Sheera or Halwa is a rich and tasty Indian dessert prepared with almonds milk, elachi(cardamom) and Kesar(saffron), one of my favorite halwa.

Badam Halwa or Sheera (Almond Pudding
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna
  • Clarified butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (Ghee)
  • Almond meal/Almond flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) Don't have? Don't worry, see note below
  • Full fat milk 1/2 Cup or little more (8 tbs)
  • Sugar 1/2 Cup or as preference (8 tbs) or less
  • Food color 3 Drop (as needed) (Optional)
  • Saffron 1 Pinch , ground (Optional)
  1. 1. In a deep heavy bottom pot, heat clarified butter, add almond flour and milk. Stir constantly and cook over low flame until the mixture thickens.
  2. 2. Add sugar, stir constantly and cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the butter starts oozing out.
  3. 3. Turn off the heat and stir in food color and ground saffron. Let cool.
  1. 4. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

If you do not have almond meal/flour, you can make at home. Ground whole almond with skin(yes, almond skin is great so you don't need to remove) or if you want without skin, soak almonds overnight, peel next day and make puree(with milk) and use in place of almond meal or flour.