powdered almonds
Last Updated : Jul 28,2023

What is Powdered Almonds, badam? glossary | benefits | uses | recipes |
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What are powdered almonds ?

Almonds can be powdered raw or roasted and can be grinded into a blender. It can be powdered finely or coarsely, as per one's choice and recipe demands. One can also add sugar along with it and blend it together for any food preparation. Sifting the powdered mixture through a very fine sieve will give it an a very good texture.

How to select powdered almonds

As readymade powdered almonds are not available, you will have to buy almonds and powder them. Look for almonds that are uniform in colour and not limp or shrivelled. In addition, smell the almonds. They should smell sweet and nutty; if their odour is sharp or bitter, they are rancid.

Culinary Uses of powdered almonds in Indian Cooking

" The chief use of it is to thicken the gravies imparting a rich taste.
" Ground almonds can be mixed with water to make almond milk.
" It is very popularly used to coat various sweet and savoury food items.
" Almond powder blends well when whipped with cream or sweet cream.

Indian mithai, sweets using powered badam

1. besan ladoo is one of the most popular mithai in Indian cuisine. It might be known by various names, but this delicious laddoos of spiced and sweetened besan is famous all over the country.

besan ladoo are made and relished for festivals, family events and different occasions. Some people also serve besan ke ladoo as prasadam. All you need is patience while making besan ladoo, patience is the key. 

2. halim ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet dishmade with iron-rich garden cress seeds, ghee, jaggery, rava, powered almonds and desiccated coconut. Once the halim is soaked, this is a super quick Maharashtrian halim ladoo to make. 

Want to boost your iron levels, then nothing better than halim ladoo recipe. Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron!

How to store powdered almonds

It can be stored best in an air tight container, in refrigerator. Although it's best to powder in small quantities and do it as required to avoid rancidity or any kind of spoilage.

Health benefits of powdered almonds

Almonds are rich in B complex vitamins such as Vitamin B1, ThiamineVitamin B3, Niacin and Folate which plays an important role in the brain development. Almonds balances your cholesterol levels. almonds have a very low glycemic index and good for diabetics. See all 13 super health benefits of almonds

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