Badam Puri

5 from 2 votes

Delicious crisp badam puri made at home in 20 minutes oven baked and using almond flour to make it quicker!

Baked badam puri on a plate.

Delicious oven-baked crispy badam puri made at home in 20 minutes using almond flour to make it easier!  

Badam puri is like an Indian cookie.  They are made with almond flour and flavored with saffron and cardamom powder for a rich, delicious flavor.

 These badam poori are baked so no deep frying is needed for crispy puris.

While some Indian sweet recipes may seem hard, this recipe uses no sugar syrup so you don’t have to worry about the sugar string consistency.

Baked badam puri.

Why you will love this recipe

Few ingredients | Just five ingredients are needed to make these treats.

Quick to prepare | Ready in 20 minutes without a great deal of active time.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free | Suitable for all diet types – substitute non dairy milk for milk to make it vegan!

Ingredient Notes

Below are ingredient notes. Full ingredients and directions are in the printable recipe card at the end of the post. 

Ingredients for badam puri in small bowls.

Almond Flour: We use the finest almond flour to create a delicate, nutty base that forms the heart of our Badam Puri. The base forms a soft dough.

Saffron: Infusing a regal touch, the vibrant saffron threads lend their distinct flavor and mesmerizing golden hue, adding a touch of luxury to each bite. Make sure to soak the crushed strands to get the yellow color.

Milk: This ingredient helps to make a soft and velvety texture. I use whole milk. It harmoniously binds the ingredients together, ensuring a satisfying consistency.

To make it vegan, you can substitute a non dairy milk.

Cardamom Powder: The warm, aromatic essence of cardamom powder infuses our Badam Puri with an unmistakable Indian charm, leaving a lingering, fragrant taste.

Sugar: Just the right amount of sugar sweetens the deal, balancing the flavors and making each piece an irresistible, guilt-free pleasure.

 You can substitute cashew powder in place of almond meal to make kaju puri. Or add small cashew pieces to make kaju badam puri.

 

Making It

Preparation:

Crush saffron strands and leave to soak in milk.  

Crushed saffron strands soaking in small bowl of milk.
Crushed saffron strands soaking in small bowl of milk.
Saffron bloomed in milk in a small bowl.

Meanwhile, combine the almond flour, saffron, and a pinch of cardamom powder in a mixing bowl. Mix well to distribute the flavors evenly.

Almond flour, cardamom powder, and sugar in a bowl.

Gradually add saffron milk to the dry mixture, stirring gently until a soft, pliable, smooth dough forms. Allow it to rest for a few minutes to enhance the saffron’s color and aroma.

Saffron milk added to almond flour, sugar, and cardamom powder in a mixing bowl.
Saffron milk added to almond flour, sugar, and cardamom powder in a mixing bowl.
Dough for badam puri.
Soft dough formed.

Preheat your oven to the ideal temperature, ensuring the Badam Puri bakes to a perfect golden crispness

Place dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out with a rolling pin to about ⅛ inch thick inch.

Dough rolled out for badam puri in between two sheets of parchment paper.
Rolled out dough with a rolling pin to the side.

Cut them into desired shapes – traditional triangles or contemporary squares, the choice is yours. I used a 2 ½ inch circle cookie cutter.

Circle cut out of an almond puri.

Place the cut Badam Puri on a baking sheet and pop them into the preheated oven, patiently awaiting the moment they turn beautifully golden and crispy.  Bake in the oven for 11-13 minutes.  Flip once in between.

Circle cut outs of badam puri on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

 Check the underside to see if there is some browning.  That is a sign they are done.  Remove from oven and let cool completely before eating.

Browned bottom side of badam puri.

Storing and Reheating

Make sure to store in an air tight container once cooled completely.  If it is humid in your kitchen there is a chance they will soften again.

You can crisp these up a bit more if you like later – pop in the oven at 350F for 2-3 minutes keeping an eye on them.

Baked badam puri on a cookie sheet.

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Baked badam puri on a plate.

20 Minute Badam Puri Baked

Shilpa Joshi
Delicious crisp badam puri made at home in 20 minutes oven baked and using almond flour to make it quicker!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 9 badam puri
Calories 130 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 Parchment paper
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • 1 2 inch cookie cutter (circle) or use a steel cup or small bowl

Ingredients
  

  • cup almond flour 150g
  • ¾ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup sugar 50g
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • tsp saffron strands

Instructions
 

  • Crush saffron strands and leave to soak in milk. Preheat oven to 360F.
  • Meanwhile, mix almond flour, sugar, and cardamom powder in a bowl.
  • Add saffron milk and mix well to combine and form a dough.
  • Place dough in between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out with a rolling pin to about ⅛ inch thick.
  • Using a 2½ inch cookie cutter, cut out circles and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven 11-13 minutes. Flip once in between.
  • Check underside to see there is some browning. That is a sign they are done. Remove from oven and let cool completely before eating.

Notes

Make sure to store in an airtight container once cooled completely.  If it is humid in your kitchen there is a chance they will soften again.
You can crisp these up a bit more if you like later – pop in oven at 350F for 2-3 minutes keeping an eye on them.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gTrans Fat: 0.004gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 0.05mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for updating this information Shilpa!
    I’m going to attempt to make these with my kids for Diwali 😀