Badam doodh, also known as badam milk, is a sweet beverage drink popular in Awadhi cuisine. This drink is flavoured with ground almonds, cardamom powder, and saffron. Badam milk can be consumed either hot or cold. In the winter, it can be hot, and in the summer, it can be chilled.
According to ancient Indian wisdom, in the cold season, eat warming foods and in the hot summer, eat cooling foods. Soak the almonds overnight or for 7 to 8 hours if you want a refreshing almond drink in the summer. Soak almonds for less time or soak in hot water for 30 minutes to make badam milk warmer in the winter.
The ingredients required to prepare hot badam milk are: (SERVINGS- 3)
PREP TIME: 35 MIN
COOK TIME: 5 MIN
TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN
• 35 almonds or 1/4 cup almonds
• 1/3 cup hot water for soaking almonds
• 2.25 cups milk
• 4 tablespoons sugar or add as needed
• 4 green cardamoms
• 1 light pinch saffron (optional)
Now, let’s get into its recipe:
• Rinse and soak 1/4 cup almonds (approximately 35 almonds) in 1/3 cup hot boiling water. Set aside for 30 to 40 minutes, covered.
• After that, drain the water and peel the almonds.
• You only need to press the skin and it will easily come out.
• In a grinder jar, combine the peeled almonds.
• Then stir in 4 tablespoons sugar (or as needed), the seeds from 4 green cardamoms, and 1 pinch of saffron. Saffron is optional and can be left out entirely.
• Add 1/4 to 1/3 cup milk. Milk can be served cold or at room temperature.
• Grind until the mixture is smooth. The almonds should be finely ground to a smooth consistency. It can be irritating to the throat if there are coarse particles or chunks.
• In a saucepan, combine the ground almond mixture.
• Fill the grinder jar with the remaining 12 cups of milk. Shake and swirl the grinder jar to ensure that the almond paste on the sides and bottom of the jar is mixed with the milk and that nothing is wasted.
• Pour the milk into the saucepan.
• Finally, add the remaining 1.5 cups of milk to the saucepan. Combine thoroughly.
Making badam milk
Keep the pan on a low heat and start heating the milk.
Stir at regular intervals to prevent the milk from scorching from the bottom.
There is no need for a vigorous boil; simply heat the milk. A light boil is also acceptable. When the milk becomes hot, turn off the heat.
Badam milk can be served hot or warm. It can also be chilled before serving. You can flavour the milk with rose water if you want.
Alternatively, rose petals can be used to garnish badam milk. As a garnish, sliced blanched almonds and a few strands of saffron can be used.
Do try out this delicious recipe and enjoy out the hot badam milk in the evening with your family.
Last Updated on August 18, 2021