Badam and Khus Khus Halwa Recipe @Virasati Rasoi

This Badam Khus Khus Halwa Recipe is a traditional Rajasthani halwa recipe. It is perfect for any festive season and on chilly monsoon or winter evenings. It is very good for kids because of the inherent qualities of two main ingredients; first one Badam (Almonds) which is full of nutrients including Vitamin E.It promotes brain development and boosts energy levels. The second one is Khus Khus (Poppy seeds) which has a soothing cooling effect and are full of Calcium & Zinc.

Halwa Recipe


Time: 40 minutes

Serves:  4


1) 200 grams Badam (Almonds)

2) 50 grams Khuskhus (Poppy seeds)

3) 100 grams of sugar

4) 3 Tablespoon of Ghee

5) Kesar (saffron) a pinch soaked in 2 teaspoon Gulab Jal (Rose Water)

6) Elaichi (cardamom) powder 1/4 tsp for flavour

7) Pistachios for garnishing

8) 1/2 cup water

9) 100 gms Mava (Khoya) -Optional

Method :

  1. Soak 200 gm Badam in water in a bowl overnight.
  2. Soak 50 gm Khuskhus in a strainer (in a bowl the fine granules will scatter) overnight.
  3. Peel off the Badam (almond) skin directly or you may blanch it and put it in a mixer to grind along with Khuskhus. Use very little water while grinding Badam and Khuskhus otherwise, its fine granules will spread in the bowl.
  4. Make a fine paste add water intermittently as required for making a uniform paste. Pour in a separate bowl.
  5. Clean the leftover in the mixer with a small amount of water. Store this milky water for future use separately.
  6. Take a Kadhai or a pan and pour 2 to 3 tablespoon ghee, heat it on low flame. When warm pour Almond-Khuskhus paste. Sauté it for 15 minutes until light brown. You may add the leftover milky water from the mixer to adjust the consistency.
  7. Add 100 grams of grated Mawa (khoya) (optional) CAUTION:  Do not overheat and make it dark brown else  it will lose its nutrient value.
  8. Switch off the gas flame.
  9. Add the rose water with Kesar and Elaichi powder and mix well.
  10. Garnish with Pistachios. Badam Khus Khus Halwa recipe is ready to be served.

Watch Halwa Recipe Video here:

About Virasati Rasoi

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

– Franklin D Roosevelt

We don’t grow older, we grow riper, resonating with the same lines Mrs Shail Kothari has proved that age is no bar to start a career and that secret of happiness is to be able to pursue your passion.Shail Kothari

Growing up in Rajasthan with her grandparents and parents, she was introduced to traditional cuisine at a very young age. Cooking is her passion and since her childhood, she started cooking a variety of dishes.

Even after getting married, family and friends enjoyed her recipes cooked with seasonal and easily available ingredients. Her cooking style and taste were much appreciated. However, due to household chores and other responsibilities she could not take up her passion seriously then.

However, she always wanted to introduce to the younger generation the traditional tasty recipes that are simple and quick to make. With her determination to ensure that people will not forget these legacy recipes and taste,  her youtube channel named “Virasati Rasoi “was born. As the name suggests, the recipes on this channel are inheriting traditional heritage with the fusion of modern style cooking.

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At the age of 60+, where we all usually think of retirement. Shail Kothari is an example of leading life with passion and integrity. She uses the best of her skills and experience in every recipe video she uploads. Her vision is very clear to bring back our old traditional and healthy recipes in fashion. She wants to show the younger generation menu choices beyond western dishes and junk food.

She also believes in continuous improvement and experimenting, she diligently thinks before choosing any new recipe or method. She keeps in mind that all the ingredients are at home or easily available across India and will be interesting for all generations.

Share “Virasati Rasoi “YouTube channel with your colleagues and networks and continue checking for more scrumptious recipes every month! My favourites to name few from her channel are corn dishes, (called “Bhutta” in Hindi).

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