Badam/ Badami / Almonds have very high protein content of all nuts. These are also good source of calcium. Once in a while when we want to drink something different from Coffee or tea, this is very refreshing and nutritious drink to have. Tastes absolutely delicious either hot or cold.
In my home town there is a chaat center which makes the best badam milk that I have ever tasted. Along with Almonds they also use pistachio nuts. Cold badam milk with hot & spicy chaats is a super combination. I have used badam powder that we get in store to make badam milk before, but using whole almonds and making it fresh is the best way to taste almonds.
So here is how I made
Almonds whole about 15(soaked for about 6 hrs or boiled in water for 30 mins)
Along with almonds Pistachios can also be added.
Sugar 3 tsp
Saffron strands few (soaked in milk)
Cardamom seeds of 1 pod (crushed)
Milk 3 cup
- Peel the skin of almonds. Using motor and pestle or grinder,grind almonds into a smooth paste. Add milk or water little by little to make it to a smooth paste.
- Mean while bring milk to a boil then add almond paste, saffron strands soaked in milk, sugar and cardamom powder.
- Simmer it down for about 5 min.
- Now its ready. Enjoy it when its hot or chill it for few hours and have it.
Over the weekend I had made badam milk and Onion Pakoras to go with it.