Badam milk is a delicious drink flavored with ground almonds, cardamom powder and saffron.
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mughlai, north indian
or ¼ cup almonds
for soaking almonds
or add as required
light pinch saffron
Rinse and then soak ¼ cup almonds (about 35 almonds) in ⅓ cup hot boiling water. Cover and keep aside for 30 to 40 minutes.
Later drain all the water and peel the almonds.
You just need to press the skin and it comes out easily.
Add the peeled almonds in a grinder jar.
Then add 4 tablespoons sugar or add as required, seeds from 4 green cardamoms and 1 pinch saffron. Saffron is optional and can be skipped.
Add ¼ to ⅓ cup milk. Milk can be chilled or at room temperature.
Grind till smooth. The almonds should be ground very well to a smooth consistency. If there are coarse particles or chunks, then it can be irritating to the throat.
Pour the ground almond mixture in a saucepan.
Now add the remaining ½ cup milk in the grinder jar. Shake and swirl the grinder jar so that almond paste attached to the sides and bottom of the jar gets mixed with the milk and nothing gets wasted.
Add this milk in the saucepan.
Lastly add remaining 1.5 cups milk in the saucepan. Mix well.
making badam milk
Keep the pan on a low flame and begin to heat the milk.
Stir at intervals so that the milk does not scorch from the bottom.
You just need to heat the milk and there is no need for a vigorous boil. A light boil is also fine. Switch off the flame when the milk becomes hot.
Serve badam milk hot or warm
. it can be chilled also and then served. If you want you can add a touch of rose water in the milk.
Alternatively you can even garnish badam milk with rose petals. Sliced blanched almonds can also be used as a garnish as well as a few strands of saffron.
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