Badam orange halwa

Orange Halwa2


Yes its one of the most delicious, rich and drool worthy Indian sweet. You can easily flatter your guest by serving them home made badam halwa. πŸ™‚

This halwa uses almond meal and coconut milk to create an extra creamy texture, and is flavoured with orange juice and sweetened with dates. I used what I had on hand, but I imagine if you had some vanilla it would work well here, I used cardamom to flavour this along with orange.


Preparation time-5 minutes
Cooking time-15-20 minutes
Soaking time-6 hours


  • Almonds-1cup
  • Any milk of choice-3/4 (adjust as per the consistency)
  • Dates paste-1/4cup
  • Fresh orange juice-from 3 large juicy oranges (approx. 3/4cup)
  • Ground cardamom-1/4tsp
  • Sunflower spread/butter-1tbsp

For garnishing:

  • Chopped nuts


  • Soak almonds with enough water for 5-6 hours or overnight. Drain and de-skin the almonds. (To do this press each almond between a thumb and forefinger and slide to remove the skin)
  • Place the skinless almonds in blender/food processor and blend to a coarse paste (if required add some milk while blending)
  • Add sunflower spread in a heavy bottom pan, add the ground almond paste and keep stirring constantly to prevent it from burning.

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  • Add the rest of the milk to the paste and cook until the most of the moisture in it dries up only then add orange juice by constantly stirring, add dates syrup stir well.
  • Cook until it start to come away from the sides of the pan and the other thing is you can notice is when the halwa no longer sticks to the sides of the pan.
  • Stir in some cardamom powder, take off the flame.
  • Garnish with nuts and serve hot orange almond halwa.

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  • Sweetness can be adjusted as per the taste of the orange.
  • Orange adds sweet and mild tanginess to the halwa, make sure to use juicy and sweet oranges.
  • Brown sugar or any sweetener can be used alternatively to dates paste
  • I used coconut milk in this recipe alternatively regular milk can also be used.
  • Sunflower spread can be substituted with clarified butter/ghee.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 3, 2015, in Indian, Sweets, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. You arouse my taste buds often…please, i can’t have them everyday πŸ™‚

    Anyway, great to read your posts. Thanks!

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  2. Chitra, you are superhuman! You never stop! And everything so original and beautiful.


  3. I would choose cardomom

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  4. Sounds delicious and very intriguing, I’ve never tasted it !!

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  5. What a delicious halwa, I’m loving it πŸ™‚

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  6. Wonderful Halwa Chitra, Looks and sounds absolutely delicious, I am a cardamom fan.

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  7. Your recipe looks so yummy and is helpful ! I’ll try some and follow your blog
    Thank you!

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  8. Its mouth watering halwa recipe.. yummyy

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  9. I love Badam Halwa; in fact I dislike sharing it with anyone. πŸ™‚

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    • Same pinch Aruna…. This halwa reminds me my dad whoz not on this earth physically used to buy this for me each time when we go to restaurants and I used to finish all by myself without sharing. … Thank you for taking me back to those sweet memories….


  10. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.


  11. Looks delicious and yummy.. badam with orange sounds very interesting.. never heard of it before

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  12. I too love badam halwa.Your’s looks so good

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  13. Badam halwa with orange flavour sounds awesome.. Grt thought C

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  14. Looks absolutely delicious!


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