Go Back

Badam Puri Recipe

Badam puri - A popular sweet of Karnataka made during Diwali and other festivals.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course sweets
Cuisine Indian
Servings 20 puris


  • All purpose flour or Maida - 1 cup
  • Almonds - 1/2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron - 1 pinch
  • Kesar food color - 1 pinch
  • Salt -1 pinch
  • Oil - for deep frying

For sugar syrup:

  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

To make paste:

  • Rice Flour – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp


  • Soak almonds in hot water for 10 mins.
  • Remove the skin and grind to a smooth paste using 2 to 3 tsp water.
  • Sieve all purpose flour without any lumps in a mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, saffron, kesar food color and mix well.
  • Make a well in the center and drop in the ground almond paste.
  • Add 2 tbsp water to the mixie jar, rinse well and add the water to the bowl.
  • Knead into a soft dough adding more water if necessary.
  • In a flat plate, drop ghee and rub with finger tips till it is smooth.
  • Add rice flour to the ghee and rub both together for 5 to 7 mins till it becomes shiny and smooth. Keep aside.
  • Divide the dough into equal lemon sized balls.
  • Roll each ball into thin chapathis of 8 inch discs.
  • Place one chapathi on a plate.
  • Drop ½ to ¾ tsp of rice-ghee paste and smear all over the surface.
  • Place another chapathi on top and smear the paste all over.
  • Repeat till 5 such layers are stacked.
  • Roll it like a mat from one end to the other tightly resembling a cylinder.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut across the cylinder into ¼ inch thin, round pieces.
  • Once again roll each round piece into thin discs. Use all purpose flour for dusting.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan.
  • When hot, deep fry this badam puri till golden in color and crisp.
  • To make the sugar syrup, heat water in a sauce pan. When it comes to a boil, add sugar and mix well.
  • Boil till the sugar syrup reaches one string consistency, add cardamom powder and keep aside.
  • Dip the puris in warm sugar syrup and arrange on a plate side by side.
  • Badam Puri is ready.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts or powdered sugar sprinkled on top.