Badam Milk

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Badam is a Hindi word for almonds. Badam Milk is a very traditional, and delicious drink, and can be served any time of the year. Almonds are rich in calcium and iron and with milk makes for a very healthy drink. Almond milk also has medicinal values and is considered as very good for health.

badam milk

Ingredients
(serves 4)

  • Milk 4 cups/1 lt
  • Sugar  4-5 tbsp
  • Almonds  ½ cups
  • Green cardamoms  4
  • Saffron threads  ¼ tsp

To serve

  • Green cardamoms 1
  • Saffron threads  4-6
Method of preparation

  1. Soak the almonds in 1 cup warm water for about an hour. Now peel off the outer skin of the Almonds.
  2. Using a little milk make a fine paste of almonds in the grinder.
  3. Soak saffron threads in one table spoon lukewarm milk. Keep aside.
soaked and peeled almonds                                           almond pastein the grinder
  1. Remove the skin of the green cardamoms and ground them in the mortar.
  2. Boil the milk, after the first boil reduce the heat and add almonds paste. At this point stir continously.
badam milk
Adding of almond paste in the boiling milk
  1. Now boil the milk on medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Stir continuously so milk will not get stick at the bottom.
  2. Add sugar, mix well and boil for another minute and turn off the heat.
  3. Now add grounded cardamoms and soaked saffron milk. Mix well.

Badam milk is ready.

badam milk
Badam milk served in small cups for a party

Serving suggestions

I like to serve chilled Badam milk in summers and hot milk in winters.

In any case sprinkle a pinch of ground cardamoms, and garnish the badam milk with a couple of threads of saffron before serving.

Some other Desi Drinks