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Badam Burfi (Almond Burfi, Badam Katli)

By Swasthi on August 28, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Badam burfi recipe with almond flour or whole almonds. Badam katli is an Indian sweet made with almonds, sugar & cardamom powder. This delicately flavored almond burfi is delicious & rich with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. It is apt to make this for any festivals or celebrations. Badam katli also make an amazing gift.

badam burfi

About Badam Burfi

Badam Burfi is a traditional Indian fudge made with almonds, sugar, ghee and cardamom powder. There are a few different ways to make almond barfi. Traditionally it was made by soaking, peeling, blending and then adding it to reduced milk. Cooked further to get a thick consistency that would set to burfi upon cooling.

This almond burfi is vegan as there is no milk or ghee used in the recipe. Making this is quite easy and can also be tried by beginners since the recipe does not require any sugar syrup or string consistency.

If you have the ready almond meal, you can also use that in the recipe. More details in the recipe card below.

More badam or almond recipes on the blog
Badam milk
Easy badam ladoo
Badam payasam

badam halwa recipe

badam burfi also known as almond burfi

More similar recipes,
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Gulab jamun
Kaju katli
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Preparation to make badam burfi

Skip this section if you have store bought almond flour. If using store bought flour use super fine blanched almond flour. In this case scroll down directly to make the almond burfi.

1. Add ¾ cup almonds to 2 cups of hot boiling water. Off the stove and rest them for a minute or 2.

blanching almonds for badam burfi

2. Drain off the water and rinse under running water in a colander.

rinsing almonds for making barfi

3. Spread them on a clean absorbent cloth.

Blanched almonds on a cloth

4. Skin becomes loose. Just remove them, they come off easily.

peeling off the skin of almonds

5. Air dry them until completely dry. Do not powder moist almonds as the almond powder will be too coarse.

Optionally you can add them to a wide pan and roast them lightly till they look dry and moist free. Do not discolor the almonds.

toasting the almonds

6. Cool them and powder them in a blender. Keep this aside

adding to a blender jar

7. Do not aim to get fine powder. A slightly coarse powder (like we make for kaju katli) will do. Do not over blend otherwise the nuts will release oil.

Powdered almonds to make badam burfi

How to Make Badam Burfi

8. Add ½ cup sugar (+ 2 tbsps optional) sugar and ¼ cup Water to a nonstick pan. Dissolve the sugar completely on a low flame. I also added ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder here.

sugar and water in a pan to make badam burfi

9. Make sure the sugar has dissolved completely. Bring it to a rapid boil.

boiling sugar syrup

10. Immediately add the almond powder. Take off from the stove, set aside and mix well to break lumps.

adding almond meal to the sugar syrup

11. Put it back on the stove. Begin to cook stirring continuously on a medium flame.

cooking badam burfi mixture

12. Very soon the mixture will thicken and begin to leave the sides. Add cardamom powder at this stage if you have not added to the water earlier.

thickened badam katli mixture

13. Then add 1 teaspoon ghee or oil and mix well. Cook until the mixture begins to leave the sides & turns very thick. I did not add any fats but just cooked a bit further to ensure the mixture is thick.

mixture about to leave the sides

Test the mixture

When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove the pan from the stove and keep aside. Take about 1/4 tsp of this mixture and cool a bit. Grease your fingers and roll it to a ball. You should be able to form a ball. This is the right consistency. The ball must be non-sticky and dry.

14. Pour this to a greased plate or foil or butter paper. Cool down a bit until you can handle it. Do not cool completely as the mixture will harden and cannot be shaped.

badam katli mixture on a parchment paper

15. Grease your fingers and knead it well until you get a smooth dough.

kneading badam katli mixture

16. Cover the dough with a parchment paper and and roll it using a rolling pin to desired thickness. I did mine to 1/4 inch.

rolling the mixture

17. Sprinkle some sliced pistachios or other nuts and cover with the parchment. Roll it again gently. Cut to desired shape. Since I doubled the recipe I got 15 badam burfi pieces. With the above recipe you will get 8 pieces.

cut to desired sizes

Cool badam burfi completely and store them in a air tight jar.

badam burfi

I have made these the same way I make the Kaju katli. The only difference is the almonds need to be blanched and then almond meal has to be prepared. You can take a look at the video to get an idea of the recipe.

Pro Tips

Toasting almonds: Blanched almonds have some moisture in them. So I have toasted them lightly just to dry them up. You may also air dry or sun dry them.

Trying to blend moist almonds most times makes the almond meal very coarse. So dry them well and then blend them.

Making almond flour or meal: The key to a good almond burfi is not to over blend the almonds. Almond meal can be slightly coarse and is just fine to use the coarse one here. Do not over blend the almonds to the extent they begin to release oils.

Sugar syrup: We don’t need a string consistency for this recipe. You can just add the almond meal once the sugar dissolves completely in the water.

Water: Adding too much water to make the syrup will increase the cook time and may also affect the color of the badam burfi. So just use as mentioned in the recipe.

Color: I do not use any kind of food coloring in our foods. So I have not added anything here. But you may add some organic color if you prefer.

Flavor: We love the cardamom flavor so I have used only that. However you may also use few drops of rose or kewra water for fragrance.


Almonds: You can also use store bought blanched or silvered almonds or even almond flour or meal for this. On occasions I have also made this burfi with Bob’s Red mill blanched almond flour and has worked out very well.

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Recipe Card

badam burfi almond burfi

Badam Burfi | Badam Katli | Almond Burfi

Badam burfi is a Indian style fudge made with blanched almond flour. sugar and cardamom powder. This recipe is simple to make and tastes great. You can also use store bought almond meal to make the badam burfi.
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Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ¾ cups almonds (badam) or 1 cup almond flour or meal
  • ½ cup sugar (+ 2 tbsps optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoons pistachios chopped for garnish (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fats (optional) (Ghee or flavorless oil or almond oil)
  • 1 teaspoon fats for greasing (ghee or flavorless oil)


Preparation for Almond Burfi

  • Skip this section if you have store bought almond flour. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • Then add almonds and leave them for a minute or 2. Drain them to a colander.
  • Immediately pour cold water and rinse them. Rest them for a minute. Drain off the water completely.
  • Spread them on a absorbent cloth and wipe off.
  • Peel the almond skin. Air dry them for a while. Do not powder moist almonds.
  • To quicken the process, I toast the almonds on a low heat just until the moisture vanishes.
  • Powder: Add the moist free almonds to a blender jar and make a powder by pulsing them.
  • Do not over blend the mixture to a state where it begins to release oils.
  • Pulse them for a few seconds, scrape the sides & repeat.

How to Make Badam Burfi

  • Add sugar to a non-stick pan and pour water. Dissolve it completely.
  • Bring the sugar syrup to a rapid boil. Reduce the flame to medium.
  • Then add the powder and mix to blend everything well.
  • You can also take it off the stove for a while and mix it.
  • On a medium flame, keep stirring and cook till the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan.
  • optional – If it doesn't then add 1 tsp of ghee or almond oil. I haven't used any.
  • Then add cardamom powder. Cook until it leaves the pan.

Check if mixture is ready

  • When the mixture leaves the pans & turns thick, set the pan aside. Take ¼ tsp of the mixture and cool it.
  • Grease your fingers and roll it to a ball. You must get a ball that isn't sticky. If not then cook it further.
  • Immediately transfer the mixture to a parchment paper or greased plate.
  • Let the temperature cool down a bit.
  • When it is still slightly hot, grease your hands and knead it well for 2 to 3 mins to get a smooth dough.
  • Do not leave it to cool completely as the mixture will harden and cannot be kneaded.
  • Place it on a parchment paper and cover it.
  • Roll it with a rolling pin to desired thickness.
  • Sprinkle chopped nuts and roll it again lightly to tuck the nuts.
  • Then slice to squares or diamonds. Cool completely.
  • Store badam burfi in an airtight jar. Keep refrigerated and use.


  1. I use ½ cup + 2 tbsps sugar. If you prefer less sweet then half cup is good enough.
  2. You can also use store bought blanched fine almond flour. I have made it another time with Bob’s red mill blanched almond flour and it works very well.
  3. I did not use any kind of fats to cook the mixture. If the mixture doesn’t leave the pan, then do add a tsp of ghee or any flavorless oil. So for ease use non-stick pan.
  4. For greasing my hand, I used refined coconut oil that has no flavor. You can use ghee or any other fats that do not have flavor. 
  5. After the mixture is poured to the parchment paper, the mixture should turn very thick and become like a soft mass as it cools down a bit. After you knead it should not be sticky and should be able to make a soft ball. This is the right consistency.
  6. If you go wrong at this step, put back the mixture immediately on the stove and cook further for a short time.
  7. I doubled the recipe and got about 15 pieces.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Badam Burfi | Badam Katli | Almond Burfi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 stars
Hello Swasthi,
I made this badam burfi and it turned out amazing. I can say it tasted better than even store bought kaju katli. Your recipe helped me make the almond flour too. I always thought homemade flour won’t be fine. But I was wrong. My burfi was so smooth and wonderful. Thank you!


Your instructions indicate to add the cardamon in step 8 and then again in step 12. Is that correct?

Thank you

Hi. Is it compulsory to blanche almonds. Can I use it without removing its skin?

Hello Ma’am..
I am Shilpa.. Can I use jaggery powder instead of sugar?

Okay ma’am.. thank you.

Hello, The sugar and almond mixture turned dry and like a bundi mixture. What went wrong?

4 stars
Hi, I made this Burfi and it came out good. I always try your various recipes and they always turn out good. Thank you very much.

Hii Swasthi. Can I use half almonds and half kaju in this recipe?

Hi.. I have made this it came out really good
.. Thank you so much

The almond barfi I made was very runny and did not harden ( even after leaving it out overnight)
Can you help.?

Hi Swasthi,
I can’t find the video in the recipe
Can you please share?


5 stars
My badam burfi came out very well. Which brand of flour do you use? Mine was coarse so felt a lot of grits in the burfi. But tasted very delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

5 stars
Which brand badam flour would you recommend? Will any brand work? I will be making it tonight

5 stars
Thanks a bunch. For the first time my badam Katli came out perfectly.

4 stars
I tried Badam burritos today it came really well I do love your recipes you give really well measures and explanation to recipe is also great

5 stars
I have followed the recipe and made it a couple of times and really loved it. This one time I left the almond mixture on the stove for longer.The almond mixture dried out and became extremely brittle while kneeding. It was just a pile of almond lumps that are brittle. I did not know how to fix it. I heated some water and sugar in a pan and once the sugar water mixture came to a boil and became slightly thick, I turned the stove off, added the almond mixture back and gave it a good stir to remove lumps. At this stage the pan was still a bit hot due to residual heat of the stove. This helped me fix the issue and I could kneed the almond mixture and the burfi was successful. Just that it had turned more sweeter 🙂

Hi, will a readymade badam powder work ? I have a MTR bottle nearing expiry

5 stars
Easy & perfect recipie, flavour of almonds are maintained.Only thing sugar amount was high for me .So i tried it with little less than 1 cup of sugar. It came out perfect.

Has anyone tried making these into balls?

5 stars
Namaste, this barfi looks very delicious. I have a few queries:
1. Can I use store bought ground almonds. If so, how much should use.
2. It’s for my little kids, can I color the barfi with gel coloring, if so at what stage in the process?
3. Can I use sprinkles or colored nuts on top of the barfi?

Thank you so much for your time and effort I appreciate it.

5 stars
Too good! Loved the simplicity with which one can make a fantastic sweet which is less in calories too !! Keep it going Swasthi..

5 stars
Hi ,can i use jaggery instead of white sugar ? If yes ,can u say me the measurement . . . thk u

5 stars
hi i tried this and when i put it on the plate, i went to wash my hands to knead it and when i came back it was hard like granola…………so i added some water and it just ruined it and so i put it in a blender and added more water….. FAILED lol