Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cold Kesar Badam Dhoodh /Saffron Almond Milk

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts. There are lots of good things about these nuts that you can keep going on and on. They are low in saturated fats, a good source of Vitamin E, contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach, a good source of calcium and hence recommended to women for osteoporosis etc. Wat did I say, the list is endless.

Chilled milk flavored with saffron and ground almonds...

During the initial days of my pregnancy, many asked me to increase my intake of nuts and when googled most of the sites recommended to have 5-6 badams / almonds every day. When I consulted on this with my doctor, even she suggested the same. If you're pregnant, almonds are a great source of the folic acid you need! Ever since I make it a point to grab some almonds every morning till date.

With the increasing temperatures in Chennai, yes.. its shivering cold in the early hours and slowly the sun creeps in and by mid-day its sweating hot. I am always making chilled evening drinks to cool myself and the family. So made some cool almond milk for our evening chill out time and it was a sure thirst quencher filled with wholesome goodness.

~*What U Need*~
Almonds / Badam - 20
Saffron - few strands
Milk - 3 cups
Sugar - 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Chaara paruppu / Chironji nuts - 2 tbsp

How I Made it:
Soak Saffron strands in 2 tbsp of hot milk. Soak Almond in warm water for 30 mins. Peel off the skin.
Blend the peeled almonds, saffron soaked milk, cardamom powder and sugar in a blender. Grind to a fine paste. Mix this paste to the remaining milk and stir well.
Dry roast the chironji nuts in a skillet. Mix this to the badam milk and chill.

Serve chilled.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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54 comments:

  1. Delicious almond milk vimitha. Love it.

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  2. Yummmmyyy badam milk!!..looks delicious.

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  3. Healthy milk and best way to make kids have milk.

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  4. Wow yummy...I have never tasted this before...

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  5. Healthy n delicious drink...love it chilled !
    We too take at least 3 or 4 almonds daily...

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  6. Healthy Drink . Liked the addition of chironji seeds.

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  7. Delicious drink...
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  8. Happy New Year..Healthy delicious drink..

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  9. I love eating almonds too. Esp if they come in chocolates haha!!

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  10. I love this flavor...for a quick fix,,I drink complan kesar badam to satisfy the craving...simply love the taste of badam and saffron...

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  11. please send me parcel.drooling and tempting.

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  12. Yummy , all I need is a cup of this. I always love cold drinks like this!

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  13. delicious and healthy and filling dish
    i dont like milk much bt when its flavoured like this good for me

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  14. i had this milk when i visited india for the first time and it was love at first drink. i loved it. glad to have a recipe to make it myself now :)

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  15. Tasty & creamy kheer...good one..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. feel to have this drink..... only had in wedding ceremonies.....never tried on my own....

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  17. Healthy drink and great way to increase almond intake.

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  18. Simply loved this healthy drink!!

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  19. Love this drink very much, feel like having this drink rite now.

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  20. Healthy and Lovely Drinks... Looking just awesome Vimitha. Nice Click...

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  22. Healthy and delicious drink..

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  23. Such a healthy and delicious drink,love to have it any time of the day....

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  24. Healthy and thick badam doodh.......delicious.

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  25. Vimitha, I think I'd like Saffron Almond Milk, even though I'm not pregnant!

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  26. Healthy n different from regular Almond milk

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  27. Vimitha, at long last something yummy that is healthy!

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  28. wow healthy drink for the kids and quick change from the regular milk.

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  29. I remembered having saffron-badam milk during my final medical exams, forced down the throat by my mom as apparently its good for the mind..anyways it grew on me as its delicious! Happy wishes for the New Year Vimitha!

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  30. Healthy and delicious - a rare combination !

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  31. Yummmmm!!! My most favorite drink dear :) Looks so delicious...Ah wish I could grab those glasses :)
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  32. Healthy and delicious milk Vimitha.Almonds are good kids too.

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  33. delish almond milk..you are right..almonds are very good for us women.

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  34. I LOVE almond milk - this looks fantastic!
    Mary x

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  35. buy best quality saffron at your door step. kesar is good for health and this best for pregnant women for his child. kesar is Indian name of saffron.

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