Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Super Simple Badam Kheer - Stove-top Almond Drink

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All, I am back with Badam Kheer. So many postings to go through, plenty of awards to claim in 2 weeks absence. I am grateful for all the comments and well-wishing emails from fellow bloggers and buddies.The eye surgery went well. I can see clearly(hmm, almost) without glasses for the first time in two decades. Thats really something. Isn't it? Reading fine prints is a challenge but doctors have asked me to be patient. Now, that is a virtue that is hard to come by. While I wait "patiently" for my cornea to fully recover, I would like to virtually share this recipe for a super simple and yummy drink that I make frequently at home. Try it, you'll like it.
Ingredients :
  • Almonds - 1 cup, blanched
  • Skimmed Milk - 5 cups
  • Sugar - 2/3 cup or more
  • Yellow Food Coloring/Saffron strands - a pinch, Optional
  • Slivered Almonds - for Garnish
  • Cardamom Powder - a pinch
  • Make a fine paste with the blanched almonds and a cup of milk in a blender.
  • Cook the Almond paste in a thick bottomed stock pot for about 5 minutes or so.
  • Dilute/soak food coloring/saffron in a bit of milk and keep aside.
  • Add the sugar and continue to stir. The paste will loosen and re-thicken.
  • Add the remaining milk, cardamom powder and cook on a low flame for about 10 minutes.
  • Pour in the food coloring/saffron milk and switch off the stove.
  • Garnish with Slivered Almonds.
Makes ~3-4 Servings.

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  1. Congrats on your successful eye surgery.Happy to note abt the improvement in eyesight. A lovely way to celebrate this with Badam Kheer and it sure looks awesome.


  2. Dear Lassie
    Wao , you are back and I feel so good that every thing went off so well!!
    Dont strain your eyes beyond what doc has permitted.
    This is a nice drink. It is now quite cold in Delhi and I think it is time to take a break from your famous red drink and start this one!!
    Enjoy your vacation

  3. So glad you're back, I was beginning to have withdrawal symptoms from reading your awesome recipes! Gorgeous pics!!! And need I say, 'yum yum'? :D x

  4. Wow pretty and lovely kheer...Pass that bowl dear....

  5. Wonderfully prepared.... & well captured too....
    Hope u are feeling fine.....& gay....


  6. Yummy dessrt, will try out for the weekend.Have lots of recipes bookmarked for the weekend.Its snowing heavily, so no work other than cooking, eating, lazing around in the couch.
    Hope you get better soon.Merry christmas and happy new year

  7. Welcome back and I guess you had a wonderful time back at home..Also glad to know that your eye surgery went well..How did the lil one enjoy all the pampering and extra care?
    Tempting badam kheeer, beautifully presented :-)


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