Almond Burfi (I) (Badam Barfi Method I)
1 cup almonds; finely ground,
3/4 cup sugar or more if you want it sweet,
1/2 cup milk,
2 tbsp ghee,
Few threads of saffron,
Ground elaichi (green cardamom) as per taste,
Sliced almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts to garnish.
Soak almonds in water for 5-6 hours or in warm water for 2-3 hours. Then peel the skin and grind to a smooth paste using little water. Then heat a pan, add this almond paste, sugar and milk and cook stirring till it thickens. Then add ghee, saffron (dissolved in little warm water) and elaichi powder, mix well, cook for 2 minutes and remove from flame.
Grease a plate with ghee and spread this mixture evenly on it. Let it cool and then cut into desired size pieces. Garnish with sliced almonds, pistachios and cashew nuts.