Badam Katli

Saawan maas & monsoons bring many festivals along.Most of us have endless cups of tea.We also love to gorge on sweets and savories. Saawan is a month full of important festivals.Month begins withSaavan somvar vrat, Shravan Purnima.Varalakshmi vratam& Rakhi. Teej , Janamashtami,Gowri puja,Ganesh Chaturthi follow.Parkash Parb,Parsi new year & of course our,Indian Independence day.It is time to celebrate.

Expensive sweets like badam katli,kaju katli rule the roost in most sweet shops.However,you can easily make them at home.


Most sweet shops are famous for their Badam Katli and Kaju katli.People of all ages love diamond shaped pieces of dry fruit paste.Make this easily at home,a day earlier to any party.All you need is almonds & silver varq optionally. It is also healthier than maida cake.You can make this katli with pistachio,cashews,saffron & walnuts.

To see Badam Katli recipe scroll below:

Badam Katli
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Prep Time: 8 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Category: Dessert

Cuisine: Indian

Badam Katli


  • 2 cup badam or almonds
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 1-3/4th cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 10-12 saffron strands or kesar optional
  • Silver foil/varq optional


  1. Soak almonds over night and remove the skin.
  2. Soak the peeled almonds for 2-3 more hours in warm water to soften.
  3. Grind them with minimum water in a blender and sieve.
  4. Mix saffron strands in milk.Keep it aside.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and add the almond paste to it.
  6. Mix well with a spatula.
  7. Add saffron milk and sugar to it.
  8. Cook for 10-15 minutes till it forms a homogeneous mixture.
  9. Line a tray with baking sheet.
  10. Alternatively,you can add some ghee to a tray if you do not have baking sheet
  11. Level the mixture and apply the silver varq on it.
  12. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours.
  13. Serve well.

Note: If sugar is less, the mixture will turn our as a halwa,which is as tasty as the sweet as well.In case you want more hard barfi you can add more sugar to the mixture and cook again.

If you cannot soak the almonds overnight,make sure you soak them for 2-3 hours in hot water so that skin can be removed easily .

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2 Responses

  1. Sonubua
    | Reply

    Lovely recipe, though it does not mention at what stage saffron is to be added

    • bhavana bhatia
      | Reply

      Thank you.Saffron is optional.You may or may not add it.Saffron strands soaked in milk is added along with sugar.
      I have updated the recipe for more clarity.

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