For preparing Mawa boil 1 litre milk and add a pinch of soda. Stir continuously while adding the soda. When it thickens to mawa consistency, remove from heat and cool.
Soak dal overnight, wash and remove husk. Grind it coarsely.
Heat ghee in a deep pan and lightly fry green cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon. Reduce heat and add the ground dal. Fry on medium heat to a golden brown colour.
Reduce heat and add milk. When the milk thickens, add sugar and saffron. Fry till ghee separates. Add mawa and mix well. Remove from heat and garnish with badams (almonds).