Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Hot Badam Milk On A Cold Winter Night

Hot Badam Milk On A Cold Winter Night

We in Bay area experienced our first rain today, boy has the weather turned cold, the idea of getting out of the cozy comforter gives me a chill. How ever cold it is still Winter is a beautiful season, it all about cozing up around the fire place with kids, its about family, its about friends and its all about reminiscing the year that went by and also anticipating and getting ready to welcome the next year.

With the weather so cold I would hate to drink anything from the refrigerator, this is where the hot Badam Milk comes like a savior. This comforts the soul and gives a warmth to sustain a cold rainy night.
Badam milk is enjoyed both chilled and warm, I always had it cold in AP and hot or warm in Karnataka. Easy to make and store and a just a spoonfull to sooth your soul.
Ingredients ( this makes for a 1 1/2 cup of Badam Milk Powder)
1 cup of Badam /Almond slightly toasted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp elachi powder (Cardmon)
1 tbsp Kesar
Grind all the above ingridents into a ine powder and store in a air tight container.
To Make Badam/Almond Milk
soak a handful of Badam for over night, peel the skin off and chop the almonds roughly.
Warm a glass full of milk add the above Badam/Almond powder mix well and top with chopped almonds.
To get this beautiful color add few strands of saffron to warm milk and allow it to stay for few min then add the saffron milk mixture to milk.

Enjoy the season with hot Badam Milk.

Thanks to Bee's Comments, decided to make this my entry to CLICK , theme for this month being Nuts. Thanks a ton Bee for the pointer would have missed it without your comment :)

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EC said...

Its already very cold here since two three days and i ur hot badam milk is too tempting...very bad that i can only see and enjoy it for the time being...i am feeling lazy to make it..wish i could get download it right from ur blog

Seema said...

That looks lovely... We are freezing here in Mid West!! We are ready for hot drinks & snacks too :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow Sreelu garu! Very nice drink for a chilling winter.I liked your picture today - Yellow glass with bright red fresh strawberries in a green basket as a backdrop.Oh itz very pretty.

Rina said...

Yea Sri, When I saw that glass of milk on your Mango dal post I thought that would be Badam milk. How we use to enjoy it cold during summer in Vizag. Every pan shop use to carry this. I remember it use to cost Rs.3.00. But yes, in chennai very restaurant had it hot. Use to buy the mix and make it at home. But now you gave the the recipe for the mix. I have pouch of badam at home... so will try making this. It has been bitterly cold from the past two weeks, here too. We already had two good snowfalls. Sure we need something soothing and warm. Picture looks gr8.

Hope this comment of mine will be published.

Pooja said...

Wow ,
now that is called a perfect dessert for this cold days... Looks very nice in color.
Thanks for visintg my blog , stay tuned... and keep on sharing more recipes..

Namratha said...

Looks delicious Sreelu, I have ready badam powder with badam pieces in it, saves me the trouble of making the powder :-D I love Badam Milk..nice treat any day!

Laavanya said...

What a perfect, comforting drink for these chilly winter days.

remya said...

wow!! sreelu...wat a tempting pic yaar...its very cold here...like to have that glass of hot badam milk...i'm feeling lazy to make by myself:-((

Finla said...

Wow it looks so good and the colour is beautiful.

Mansi said...

That looks so comfortng Sreelu! I keep a bottle of the dry fruit mix in my pantry so i can mix it with milk and make it anytime! I just love this so much:)

DK said...

I so luv Badam milk.... And it sure did rain..and I made a soup instead of this milk..but hoping it will rain once again to gimme a excuse to make this abs delish milk..! :)

bee said...

almonds ...yummm... they also remond me of CLICK nuts!!!! lol.

i added some butternut squash (cooked) to this milk last time from vcuisine's recipe. it was fab.

Rajitha said...

sreelu..what a great idea! looks delicious and would warm anyone up esp. when it is snowing for us!!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

My all time fav!!! Your picture looks gr8!!!

Sagari said...

badam milk looks delecious i like it both cold and hot

Bindiya said...

Just the thing I need in this cold weather, looks sooo inviting!

Cynthia said...

Can I please have some?

bee said...

dear sreelu, there's an e-mail for yo.

Unknown said...

that looks pretty comforting for Winter. we're in Summer here in New Zealand, but still have chilly wind now and then. typical south pacific weather, perhaps. there's one thing that makes me wondering, though that you say badam and in Bahasa Indonesia buah badam (kenari) is the same meaning of almond. is badam an Indian name for almond?

Paru ... said...

Hey Sreelu,

Lovely drink..
My alltime fav drink..


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