Almond Drink – Badam Kheer

PREP TIME: 5 Mins for chopping nuts + Almonds soaking time 5 hours

COOKING TIME: 30 Minutes

 

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Ingredients

Almonds – ¼ cup or 30 soaked almonds (soak almonds for 5 hours or overnight)

Whole Milk – 1.25 liters

Sugar – ½ cup

Saffron – 15 strands

Chopped pistachios – 2 teaspoons

Chopped Almonds – 2 teaspoons

Salt – 1 pinch

Procedure

STEP 1: Boil the milk in a heavy bottom saucepan in low heat until it reduces to ½ the quantity. Keep stirring often so the milk doesn’t get burnt. This took about 25 minutes.

STEP 2: Peel the soaked almonds, add 2 tablespoons of the boiled milk and grind to a fine paste.

STEP 3: Add in the almond paste to the milk and mix well.

STEP 4: Now add sugar and saffron strands and cook for 5 more minutes. Add a pinch of salt and turn off the heat. Add very finely chopped/crushed pistachios and almonds.

STEP 5: Let the kheer cool down completely and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. (This can be served warm but the kheer tastes better when served cold😉)

STEP 6: Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios on the top before serving.

TIP: Add cardamom powder to the mixture if you enjoy cardamom flavor.

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