This post has got nothing to do with our future plans or dinner plans but a very simple recipe for homemade badam milk which got over before I could spell a-l-m-o-n-d.Anything to beat Chennai heat!
Recipe adapted from Bharathy's blog
Fat free milk - 1/2 litre
Sugar - 4-5 tsp[or to taste]
Almonds - 20,blanched
Carrot - 1 small,cubed
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Saffron strands - a few
Almonds chopped-a handful[optional]
Make a paste of blanched almonds with 2-3 tbsp milk until it becomes a smooth paste,keep aside.
Cook the carrots in a pressure cooker till soft.Add a few tsp of milk and blend into a smooth paste.
Boil the milk with sugar and add the nut and carrot pastes.Let it cook for 5-7 minutes on slow heat to let the nuts cook.
Mix in the cardamom powder and chopped nuts.
Garnish with saffron strands and serve chilled.
- Fat free milk is preferred for this milk since full fat milk suppresses the taste of almonds.
- I microwaved the carrots on full power for 3 minutes and used it.
How did we like it -As soon as we took the first sip,we got transported back to our beach outings and hence the introduction.Perfect drink during summer season[and otherwise too].We liked the chilled version best though Bharathy says it could be served hot too.