This quick and easy Badam Burfi recipe is made with blanched almond flour. You may try this delicious Badam Katli recipe to make your festival bright and stress-free.
Making sweets for festivals like Diwali can be a daunting task, except for experienced home chefs and cooking professionals. Sweets are great for any occasion: a house full of guests, sudden celebrations, or just because. Traditional sweets such as Jangri, Laddus, milk sweets, and burfis are very popular in India. However, they require a disciplined approach. The same applies to regional sweets such as Jamun, Rasagulla, Mysore Pak, adhirasam, and more. If you miss one thing, such as string consistency, it is over! You have to start over!
Make Badam Burfi in 15 Minutes:
This badam flour burfi is different from traditional ones. You don’t need to soak the almonds, peel them, and then grind them. Moreover, this burfi can be made in 15 minutes if you have almond flour and sugar. All grocery stores now sell blanched Almond flour. But, you can also replace almond flour with almond meal.
Almond flour is different from almond meal because the former is blanched (skin removed). Also, almond flour is powdered, and it has a finer texture. While almond meal is ground with skin, and it has coarser texture. The burfis will be more grainy compared to the traditional one if you use an almond meal to make almond katli.
Reason Why This Almond Katli Recipe Special?
- Time-saving: This simple Almond Katli recipe can be made in 15 minutes. However, this does not include the time it takes to set the burfis.
- Energy-saving: It takes only a few minutes to prepare.
- Simple Recipe: This recipe is simple and easy to make since there is no sugar string consistency required to make this badam katli.
- Adoptable: You can easily replace it with an almond meal or real almonds. The same measurements can be used for almond meal. For real almonds, blanch 1/2 cup of the almonds in warm water for 8 hours. Then, remove the skin and blend together with 1/4 cup of milk. The rest of the steps are identical to those in this recipe.
Can You Make Almond Flour Katli for Vegans?
Yes, this badam katli can be made vegan with the exception of ghee. You just need to substitute ghee with any plant-based butter to make it completely vegan.
Moreover, if you are using whole blanched almonds, grind them with almond milk.
Badam Burfi With Almond Flour Recipe
|Prep Time||15 minutes|
- Heavy bottom nonstick pan
- 1 cup Almond flour
- or Almond meal or Soaked Badam+milk paste
- ½ cup Sugar (3/4 cup for sweeter burfi)
- 1/3 cup Water
- ½ tsp Cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tbsp Chopped nuts / Sliced almonds
Recipe to make badam burfi with blanched almond flour:
- First, make sure to measure and have all ingredients on hand.
- Add 1/2 cup sugar with 1/3 cup of water to a nonstick pan. Half of a cup of sugar is enough for 1 cup of almond flour. However, you can use 3/4 cup of sugar for every cup of almond flour if you prefer sweeter katlis.
- Then, heat the sugar water mixture. Combine the ingredients until sugar is completely dissolved.
- The sugar mixture will begin to boil at this point. Next, mix in a quarter tsp of cardamom powder properly.
- There is no need to make the sugar syrup stringy. You can add the flour at the boiling stage.
- Next, add a cup of almond flour and mix quickly. You can lower the heat to make it easier. However, be mindful if you are using an iron or stainless steel pan since the flour becomes thick very quickly.
- Continue to mix and stir in a circular motion. In a matter of a minute or two, the almond flour absorbs sugar and forms a thick paste.
- To avoid burning, continue to stir the paste.
- Use the ladle to remove any particles stuck on the pan’s bottom or sides.
- In 8 minutes, the mass gathers and moves along with the ladle.
- Keep in mind that the pan may become sticky if you cook the flour. So, reduce heat to a low simmer and add 1 tbsp of ghee.
- Keep your butter paper on hand for quick rolling. Turn off the stove, then transfer the almond flour dough onto the butter paper. Once the dough is warm enough to touch, you knead it to shape it a little more.
- However, it is not necessary to knead the dough. The mass has already gathered nicely. Place a butter/baking paper on top and gently roll it until you reach the desired thickness.
- Take off the paper, garnish the katli dough with chopped nuts or almond slices, and then press them gently.
- You can make as many slices, diamonds, or squares, as you wish.
- Allow it to cool completely before it becomes firm burfis.
- You can either store them in a tightly sealed container or eat them right away. Badam burfi makes also a great gift choice.
1) For the best flavor and smoothness, use only a teaspoon of ghee. You can also avoid using ghee if you like vegan katlis. Don’t worry, the burfis will still look the same without ghee.
2) Keep the heat source at a low setting while you mix the flour and sugar syrup together. This is because almond flour thickens quickly.