Badam katli is an Indian sweet dish made from almonds. Making Badam Katli has become easier now that almond flour is easily available in all supermarkets. It’s one Indian sweet that has only a few ingredients and is so easy to make.
Author: Mina Joshi
Prepare a greased tray by greasing it or line it with grease proof paper.
Transfer the almond flour to a microwave proof dish and heat it for two minutes, stirring in between. This takes away the raw taste of the almond flour.
In a saucepan or wok add 1 cup of water to the sugar and heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
Keep this boiling for about 10 minutes and add the rosewater, the contents of one packet of the saffron and the cardamom powder. Keep stirring until you get a one string sugar consistency. To find this consistency – touch your fore finger on the sugar syrup. Touch this finger to your thumb and pull apart gently. The sugar will feel sticky and should pull apart in one string. This is called the one string consistency.
Once you get the right sugar syrup add the almond flour to it and mix well. Also add a tablespoon of ghee to give it a smooth feel. Once you see that the mixture has come together, transfer it to a greased dish.
Using the back of a spoon, press the mixture into the dish and make it nice and smooth. The addition of powdered saffron gave the badam katli a lovely colour.
Transfer the sliced almonds to a bowl and mix the second packet of saffron to the almonds, mix and sprinkle over the badam katli and press them in. Allow almond katli to cool.
Once cool – cut the almond katli into squares or diamonds shapes. The almond katli can be stored in a tin up to a fortnight.