Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Badam-Carrot Milk

Circa 2002.
Every weekend,we had a regular routine.By evening,we'd start from home on our two-wheeler,stop at Sree Krishna sweets Adyar,get two glasses of take-away badam milk and head straight to Besant nagar beach.We'd find a cozy spot for ourselves and sip on our badam milk as we'd discuss our future plans.During one such outing,we got a shock when we sipped curdled Badam milk,no kidding!There ended our badam milk fiesta along with the beach outing[okay,not the last part!]
Badam milk 2

Come 2011-We hardly go to the beach these days and even if we do,we get one Jughead special from Fruit shop and sit in the car and discuss which restaurant we should have dinner from!

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!
Badam milk 1

Badam-Carrot Milk
Recipe adapted from Bharathy's blog


Ingredients


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]


Method


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.


Notes
  • 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.
Picnik collage


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.

25 comments :

  1. How I wish we had a beach in Bangalore! Drinking a cool badam milk on the beach, sigh!!Best part is sitting and discussing where to eat:-)

    I love badam milk specially if its to wash down some spicy chaat;-)

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  2. Very tempting recipe....nice clicks...

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  3. Yummy and healthy cooler for this summer.

    kurinjikathambam, Event: HRH-Healthy Summer, Roundup: HRH-Puffed Rice

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  4. I love this drink,addition of carrots might hv made it thick n even flavorful

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  5. Carrots in Badam milk is definitely new and should be interesting too :)

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  6. Looks delicious ...adding carrot is nice idea

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  7. yummy n tempting ....my toddlers fav
    sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  8. Adding carrots to this so very new. Always had almond milk, love it :)

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  9. Healthy refreshing drink dear...
    nice clicks :)

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  10. Very delicious combination.. looks absolutely perfect !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  11. This was in my to make list ever since Bharathy posted it... now you are tempting me to make this and now Kuwait weather already touched 40C...

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  12. Nice combo,healthy and loved the pics very much !

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  13. Soo tempting milk; can have it everyday,without any hesitation..

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  14. Nice combination of healthy ingredients....Thanks for sharing...

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  15. Pretty as a picture and simply irresistible!

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  16. Perfect drink....looks very delicious...

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  17. Divya, this is a completely enticing drink - question! what is the brown thing curled up between the carrots and the badam on the plate?

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  18. I make badam kheer often. Love the idea of adding carrots :) Brought back Elliot beach memories :)

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  19. I don't like to drink milk but with addition of thingslike this i would give it a try.
    I should make this once for my daughter.

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  20. its been such a long time i didnt go to beach..after i left mlore..lucky u..:)

    the drink looks so refreshung and rich

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  21. couldnt get in here yesterday as the connection was so poor!

    So you tried with 8 almonds for 200ml as in mine?since i felt you were right about the overpowering almonds, I reduced it to 5 for 200ml and was just right :)

    Glad you tried and blogged, divya :)
    looks homely and comforting :)

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Divya.

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