Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Badam Milk Powder

Badam Milk Powder is a flavorful mix of dried nuts and sugar which is added to milk. This powder is simple and very hard to go wrong. All you need to do is grind them together and store. 



Badam milk is a very popular drink in India. It can be served hot or cold. I grew drinking this using the MTR brand. It is one of my favorite drink. Few months back I bumped into this recipe and was amazed at the simplicity. I had everything on hand. Hence tried it right away and was very happy with the outcome. Do try making it and its a great way to have the dried fruits in this form (especially to those who don't like to eat whole almonds). A sip of hot or cold badam milk is always comforting :-)

Ingredients:
  • Almonds (badam)- 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nut- 2 Tbsp
  • Pistachios- 1 Tbsp
  • Raisins- 10-12
  • Sugar*- 1 cup
  • Saffron (kesar)- Few Strands
  • Cardamom Pods- 4-5
* I used rock sugar (kallu sakkare in kannada).



Procedure:

Measure all the dried nuts and sugar mentioned under 'Ingredients'.



Now grind all of them together in a dry mixer until you get a fine powder (if your jar cannot hold all of them at one go then, grind them in batches. Make sure each batch contains sugar. Without sugar you get a sticky mass because of the oil released from the dried nuts).
Badam Milk powder is ready!!



Store it in a dry air tight container. It stays good for 3-4 months.

How to use: Add this powder (1 Tbsp) to a glass of hot or cold milk. Add additional sugar, if desired. Mix and serve.
This powder can also be used in vermicelli payasam or any other milk based dessert.

3 comments :

  1. Healthy powder and delicious drink

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  2. very healthy n homemade s always very best...

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  3. Thanks Anu and Vijayalakshmi. Yes its a healthy drink indeed.

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