Peeling almonds is a very easy task. When one of my friends make Badam Halwa, I’ve heard her saying that she would soak almonds in cold water overnight. In the morning, she would get up and peel its skin. After a year or so, I decided to make Badam Halwa for a festival. When I spoke to my mother about peeling almonds skin, then she gave me this easy tip. I shared this tip with my friend too. Now, here you go…
Peel almond’s skin in 10 minutes and then try out your favorite Almond recipe.
How to Peel Almonds?
Boil water in a pan. The quantity of the water should be more than the almonds. Example, For 1 cup of almonds, boil 3 to 4 cups of water. Transfer the hot water to a bowl and add the raw shelled almonds. Set it aside for 10 minutes.
Drain almonds and run under cold water so that it is cool enough to handle.
Now, hold the almond between your thumb and index finger, squeeze the almond and the peel just comes off. If not, just scrap the almond using a knife. The skin would come out very easily.
Drain the almonds on paper towels.
Peeled Almonds are ready!
Note. If almonds stay in water too long, they would get soggy.
You may like to try out the following dishes that use peeled almonds.