Kesar Badam Medallions

సర్వజిత్ నామ ఉగాది శుభాకాంక్షలు



(Wishing you all a happy Ugadi – This year is named Sarvajith)

I wanted to make something different for desert for Ugadi but last week’s badam halwa is still in fridge. When I asked mykesar.jpg husband why he is not eating anymore, his answer was “bored eating of halwa”. He suggested me that if I can make something else out of it he can manage to finish the rest. I gave it a little thought and came up with my own version of a sweet resembling the badam katli. This is my Ugadi Special.


2 cups Badam Halwa
1/4th cup roughly chopped pista (reserve few for garnish)
2 tbsp khoya or dry milk powder
2 tbsp heavy cream/condense milk
1 tsp elachi (finely powdered)
1 tsp ghee


In a heavy bottom skillet mix all the ingredients on medium low flame, keep stirring continuously until it starts to come together. Do not over cook as it might start to get brittle. Grease a wide plate with ghee and shift the mixture and spread it around to cool. Take melon ball size mixture and shape it into a small medallion by gently pressing with your fingers. Repeat the process with remaining mixture and garnish with reserved pista.

Notes and Tips

You can roll the mixture into desired shapes. This mixture should be little dry when you cook. You can even add little rose water or kewra essence.

(Ugadi greetings courtesy: http://www.123greetings.com)


10 Responses to “Kesar Badam Medallions”

  1. March 20, 2007 at 8:19 am

    Badam peda… sounds and looks good. Thanks for sharing.
    Happy ugadi!!!

  2. March 20, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I was thinking of making these ,then made something else!Looks great.I will try your way,thanks.

  3. March 20, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Hi padmaja
    happy ugadi to u and ur family members..i wanted to call u today..but missed ur number somewhere..

  4. March 20, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Wish you Happy Ugadi Priya!!

    nice recipe!

  5. 5 sia
    March 20, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    what? sweet made up of sweet? 😉
    looks very inviting padma. this is from a horse’s mouth who dont have sweet tooth:)

  6. March 21, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Hi Shivapriya

    The kesar badam sweet looks out of this world. Delicious.

  7. March 21, 2007 at 8:46 pm

    Ugadi Subhakankshalu. A clever idea. Very good recipe indeed.

  8. March 22, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    Hey MT, Asha, Swapna, Sia, Lakshmi, Suma and Sharmi thankq very much and Happy Ugadi to all of you.

  9. September 17, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Lovely recipe I just want to take a ite out of the picture yummy. 🙂

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