Badam Burfi (Almond Squares)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

This easy-peasy sweet dish is a North Indian speciality that's rich and lick-your-fingers yummy... you can't possibly eat just one! Prep. time includes 20 minutes of cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 1 -2 tablespoon ghee or 1 -2 tablespoon clarified butter (Use ghee for authenticity!)


  1. Grease a shallow 6x6 inch pan with ghee.
  2. In a frying pan over a low flame, mix almonds, sugar and milk and keep stirring.
  3. After 5 minutes, add ghee.
  4. Continue stirring till the mixture thickens to the consistency of bread batter, and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  5. Continue stirring for another couple of minutes.
  6. Remove from flame and pour it into the prepared greased pan; smoothen surface of the mixture if necessary.
  7. 20 minutes later, after it partially cools down, cut into 1 inch squares using a knife or pastry cutter.
  8. Cool completely, and store squares in an airtight tin.


Most Helpful

You know, Anu, I feel its really "injustice" to give just 5 stars to this recipe. If I were a fairy, I would use my magic wand and give this recipe infinite stars. What an addictive recipe this is. I swear, I am no-good when it comes to making burfi, but, this one's come out SO GOOD, it looks as though its bought readymade! My Goodness, I can't wait to share it with everyone tomorrow morning! The preparation time, cooking time and number of servings, everything is PERFECT! These are so addictive! I scraped the pan clean and licked my fingers clean on the crumbs. What a delectible treat these will make in the coming winter months! I promise you, I will break my coming Friday fast, with this recipe of yours and pray to God to make all your dreams come true. I'd like to mention that I used 2 tbsps. of melted ghee for this. Another small thing that was missed in the recipe which could be handy for those who don't make burfis' regularly - you have to peel the almonds and only after peeling them, you have to grind them. I put them in water and heated them for a few minutes. This made the skin soft and easy to peel off! Anu, thanks COUNTLESS TIMES for posting this recipe. Why didn't I try this earlier?!

Charishma_Ramchandani September 09, 2002

These are delicious and addicting, Anu! Thanks to Charishma's comments, I just had to try this and am so glad I did! I used only 1/2 C sugar, and margarine since I had no real butter on hand. Seems I had to cook it for a pretty long time. Maybe because of my substitutions or because I didn't grind the almonds fine enough. No matter! It finally thickened and everyone here is loving it. Nice and nutty. Thanks for a great treat!!!

yogi November 27, 2002

I love these! I have made it both with regular butter and with ghee, and either one works for me. I love almond flavored sweets, so these are right up my alley. Very easy to make and absolutely delicious. Very sweet, so they go well with coffee or tea.

Sarah Cox November 26, 2006

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