Almonds Halwa to Enhance Immunity
Almonds are packed with vitamin E, protein, zinc, and healthy beneficial fats. Vitamin E is very crucial to the healthy working of the immune system. Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidant flavonoids and amygdalin. A half-cup serving of almonds, i.e. approximately 46 almonds, provides almost 100 % of the recommended daily amount of vitamin E. Having a bowl of badam halwa is not only decadent indulgence; it is a sure-fire way of boosting immunity!
1) ½ cup almonds/badam
2) hot water to soak
3) ¼ cup milk
4) 1½ tbsp ghee / clarified butter
5) ¼ cup sugar
6) 2 tbsp saffron milk
7) ¼ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
8) few dry fruits, chopped
Preparation Method:- Firstly soak ½ cup of almonds in enough hot water for 30 minutes. Further, peel the skin of badam and transfer it to the blender. Also, add in ¼ cup milk. alternatively use almond milk or water if you are vegan.
Blend to smooth paste. Transfer the badam paste into the large Kadai. Add in a tbsp of ghee. And saute for a minute on low to medium flame.
Furthermore, add in ¼ cup sugar and saute continuously. Stir continuously till the sugar dissolve completely.
Now add 2 tbsp saffron milk and stir. to prepare saffron milk, soak few threads of saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk for 10 minutes. Keeping the flame on low-medium, stir till the mixture thickens.
Now add half tbsp of ghee and stir. Stir till the mixture separates the pan and ghee oozes out from sides.
Furthermore, add in ¼ tsp cardamom powder and mix well. Finally, serve badam halwa hot or chilled garnished with few chopped nuts.