This is a great almond dessert that is one of my favorite kind of sweets. It pleases my palate for a sweet taste and because it is made with almonds that are so healthy and nutritious, I don't feel guilty eating it. Every so often I make this and it lasts for a long time. My guests always love it, too! Keep reading below for the Health Benefits of Almonds!
Cooking Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
Serves: 20-30 pieces
|1||Packet||MTR Badam Feast|
|2||Cups||Dry Milk Powder|
|1/2||Stick||Unsalted Butter or Ghee|
|Silver Foil Imported from India|
- Heat the butter in a pan on medium heat.
- Add saffron to the milk and pour the milk, the packet of of Badam Feast and the almond powder to the pan.
- Stir the mixture for a few minutes. You would notice that the mixture will start to thicken making a paste or dough.
- Add the dry milk powder and the cardamom and stir it consistently.
- Pour the mixture into a square pan.
- Let it cool for half an hour.
- Cover with silver foil.
- Cut into desired pieces.
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Health Benefits of Almonds
- Good for the brain: Almond is a source of many nutrients which help in development of the brain. Almond induces high intellectual level and has been considered as an essential food item for growing children. Many mothers give almonds soaked in water to their children daily in the morning (2-3 pieces of soaked almonds are good enough, you can also remove the outer shell if it causes allergy to you.
- Regulates cholesterol: Regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL), thereby effectively controlling cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol is called bad cholesterol.
- Good for heart: Mono-saturated fat, protein andpotassium contained in almonds are good for the heart. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and reduces the risk of heart diseases. The presence of magnesium in almonds helps to avoid heart attacks. Almonds help reduce C-reactive protein which causes artery-damaging inflammation. Almond is also a source of folic acid. They therefore help to reduce the level of homocystein, which causes fatty plaque buildup in arteries.
- Skin care: The benefits of almond for skin care are well known, and hence a massagewith almond oil is often recommended for new born babies. Almond milk is also added in some soaps as almonds help in improving the complexion of the skin.
- Regulates blood pressure: Potassium present in almond helps to regulates blood pressure. Almonds are very low in sodiumwhich also helps in containing blood pressure.
- Prevention of cancer: Almond improves the movement of food through the colon, thereby preventing colon cancer.
- Protection against diabetes: Almonds also help in reducing the rise in sugar and insulin levels after meals. This offers protection from diabetes.
- Good in pregnancy: Almond contains folic acid. Folic acid helps to reduce the incidence of birth defects in newborn babies.
- Weight loss: Unsweetened almond milk helps one to reduce weight. The mono-saturated fat contained in almonds satisfies appetite and prevents over-eating. Studies have revealed that almond rich low calorie diet is good for obese people to assist in shedding their weight.
- Prevention of constipation: Almonds are rich in fibre. Like most other fibre rich food, almonds also help in preventing constipation. Make sure you drink good amount of water after eating almonds.
- Boosts energy: The presence of manganese, copper and Riboflavin helps in energy production.