I had seen a recipe of this in a magazine and was looking forward to making this so much.My regular stock of Nandini badam milk powder was over too.Soaked some badam overnight and set about making it.I remember seeing it in Indira's blog,so checked that for making sure I was doing it the right way.I was in for a big surprise with the end product.It tasted nothing like the store-bought badam milk.It tasted purely of badam and I was not sure I liked it that much.I went ahead and added some cardamom powder and saffron strands to it.Now it started tasting somewhat like the badam milk which I was so used to!!
Hubby liked it plain while I preferred the milk-cardamom-saffron added version.Pure badam milk is an acquired taste I guess!!
Recipe Marathon - Day 27
Homemade Badam milk
Badam/Almonds -a handful,soaked overnight or for at least a few hours and blanched
Water - 2 cups
Sugar - to taste
Milk - 1 cup
Saffron strands - a few
Crushed cardamom - 1
Grind the blanched badam to a very smooth paste adding enough water.
Sieve through a muslin cloth and extract milk.
Grind the residue once again adding enough water and extract the milk.
Add sugar to taste.
Pure badam milk is ready to be served!!
What I did - I added a few saffron strands and one crushed cardamom to the milk and microwaved the milk for a minute.It can be served hot or cold!!
Have you seen what my marathon buddies have been cooking today?