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If you love almonds you should try one of these four dessert recipes this Holi

Craving for something sweet with almonds in it? Try making a badam aur gulukand ki kulfi or an almond-infused phirni for your family and guests on Holi.

more lifestyle Updated: Feb 27, 2018 18:09 IST
Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
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From badam aur gulukand ki kulfi to almond-infused phirni, here are some delicious desserts that include almonds for you to prepare as you celebrate Holi.(Shutterstock)

Almonds are such a versatile ingredient, and based on how you prepare them, the possibilities you can come up with are endless. If you are craving for something sweet with almonds in it, you’ve come to the right place. With the help of chefs Kunal Kapur and Ajay Chopra , we’ve decided to take a sweeter approach to almond dishes.

From badam aur gulukand ki kulfi to almond-infused phirni, here are some delicious desserts that include almonds for you to prepare as you celebrate Holi:

Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert . (Shutterstock)

1. Badam aur gulukand ki kulfi
Serves: Four

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes plus freezing time

Ingredients:

200 gm almonds
40 gm rose petals
1.5 litre milk (full fat)
80 gm dried whole milk (unsweetened)
70 gm sugar
A few strands of saffron

Method: Blanch and peel the almonds and make a paste of 90 per cent of the almonds. Clean and soak rose petals in water and cook them in sugar till thick. Dissolve the saffron in a small bowl of warm milk to extract its flavour. Then boil the milk and reduce to 40 per cent, add grated dried whole milk, almond paste, sugar and saffron extract. Cook till dried whole milk is dissolved. Pour the mixture in kulfi cones, add cooked rose petals, sliced almond and freeze it. Serve with falooda and rabri.

2. Badam ki phirni
Serves: Four

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

One cup almonds (peeled)

500 ml milk

100 gm sugar

Two tbsp rice

1/2 tsp cardamom powder

1 tbsp rose water

Method: Chop the almonds finely and keep aside. Soak the rice for 15 minutes. Now grind to a paste using little water. Keep milk for boiling, add sugar and cardamom powder. Once it boils, lower the heat and add almonds. Cook for two mins and then slowly add the rice paste. Keep stirring on a slow flame till the entire milk thickens and coats thickly on the back of a spoon. Remove from flame, add gulabjal and pour in small containers. Refrigerate and serve cold.

Kheer is a type of rice pudding. (Shutterstock)

3. Badam ki kheer
Serves: Four
Preparation time: 10mins
Cooking time: 20mins
Ingredients:
2 tbsp Desi ghee
1 cup Almonds
1/2 tsp Green cardamom powder
3 tblspn Rice
1lt Milk
1/2 cup Raisins
150 gms Sugar
1 and a half tbsp Almond slivers

Method:Soak rice for half hour. Soak raisins in water for 15 minutes.Blanch the almonds, remove skin and grind to a paste adding little water. Heat a pan and add desi ghee. Now lightly sauté the almond paste on low heat for 1 minute. Add milk and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat and add rice. Cook for 15 minutes or till the rice overcooks and thickens the kheer.Add sugar and raisins. Garnish with almond slivers.

4. Almond and honey flavoured srikhand
Serves: Two
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Ingredients:
1 and a half cup Hung yogurt
2 tbsp Powdered sugar
3 tbsp Almonds (toasted and crushed)
1 tbsp Honey
½ tsp Cinnamon powder

Method: Blend yogurt and sugar and pour in small glasses. Fill half the glass and add toasted and crushed almonds. Pour a little honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Repeat the process. Serve chilled.

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First Published: Feb 27, 2018 18:06 IST