Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Badam Kheer/Almond Milk





Yesterday, my blog baby turned 2. It would never have been possible without the support of my family, friends, virtual friends, readers and silent readers. I remember how I started this blog without even knowing what actually blogging is. I had no idea how to present food and take good pictures. I did not know anything about lighting, backgrounds etc. I have actually taken photographs in the night, with the only light source being a single tube light, and posted them as well. I was always excited about blogging. The day I post a recipe, I keep checking my mail a dozen times in a day to see how many comments my post has received. It continues even today, after two years. That excitement to cook, click and post is still the same. And I hope it just continues this way. I thank all the people who stop by this little space of mine and keep it ticking!


Serves - 4
What you’ll need
  1. Almonds – ¾ cup
  2. Milk – 3 ½ cup
  3. Sugar – ¾ cup
  4. Saffron 6 to 7 strands

Method
  1. Take the almonds in a vessel. Add water to immerse them well.
  2. Heat this till the water starts boiling. Remove and set aside.
  3. Cool completely and remove the skin of the almonds
  4. Grind the almonds with about ¼ to ½ cup of water into a smooth paste.
  5. Boil the milk in a vessel. Once it starts boiling, let it keep simmering. Stir once in awhile to avoid burning.
  6. Take a ladle full of warm milk and soak the saffron strands in it.
  7. Simultaneously, heat a Kadai, add the ground almonds paste, add about a tbsp or 2 of water mix well and stir well on medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Keep stirring else the almond paste may get burnt.
  8. Now add the boiled milk and stir well without any lumps. Cook on low to medium flame stirring once in a while.
  9. Once the mixture starts boiling, reduce heat to low and add the sugar mix well.
  10. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Stir once in a while.
  11. Finally add the saffron milk and mix. Remove from heat.

Serve warm or chilled.



Note:
You can soak a few extra almonds and use them to garnish the kheer by chopping them and adding it add the end.
You could also add some cardamom powder, but personally like only the taste of almonds and the fragrance of saffron.
You can add a pinch of yellow food color.

36 comments:

Rasi said...

one of my fav too & congrats on super successful 2 years of blogging

Nagashree said...

Congratulations on the 2 year birthday, you are doing a great job and I love your recipes. Badam milk looks slurp!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Congo !!! Love to taste it anytime...
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Swasthi Blank said...

Congrats Kaveri! A healthy Badam Kheer

Vimitha Anand said...

Congrats dear... The badam milk looks so creamy and yummy

Rafeeda said...

hi kaveri... i keep coming to your blog for afternoon curry ideas and have already tried a couple of them... please do keep up the good work... :)

Divya Pramil said...

Delectable badam milk, love it anytime..2 years is definitely a time to celebrate about..Congrats dear..Keep blogging and rocking :)
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Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Congrats akka... n kheer looks rich n delicious...
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PT said...

congrats dear.. its a great achievement.. keep rocking :)

Priya R said...

love this kheer and what lovely clicks too

Nandini said...

Congrats on blog birthday!! Lovely and tasty kheer.

Hema said...

Congrats on completing 2 years, keep going, the pictures look very good especially the last one..

Roshni said...

Congrats on your milestone Kaveri... Wishing you many more years of cooking and clicking.. Your photos have taken an amazing turn lately.. i am sure your efforts are paying off.. good luck.. we will try your recipes and enjoy at our homes as well..

jeyashrisuresh said...

Congrats kaveri, badam drink looks awesome and pictures are perfect. U know what a coincidence me also made badam kheer and clicked today for a special occasion post!!

Suja Manoj said...

Congrats dear,keep rocking..the pics are so good,yum

Uma Ramanujam said...

Milestone No 2 huh? :-) Great work kaveri.. Your photos are improving and eye catching now a days. Please pass us some milk as a treat. :-)

Priya said...

Congrats Kaveri and happy birthday to ur blog baby.. Wat an excellent kheer to celebrate this beautiful milestone.

divya said...

Congrats dear... The badam milk looks so creamy and yummy

Julie said...

Congrats Kaveri,way to go..wishing many more blogie birthdays and many interesting recipes from your space!!
Kheer looks healthy & delicious to celebrate d day!!
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Sangeetha Priya said...

Congrats for completing 2yrs!!! yummy kheer n gr8 clicks...
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Sarojini said...

Happy Birthday:) Our blogs are actually almost the same age!Your blog looks so nice and has so any followers, you have learnt far more than me!

Farah Saleem azeez said...

congrats kaveri! I think all bloggers have the excitement!:) haha

Ruchi Indu said...

Congrats Kaveri!!! Yummy Kheer and the pics are too good

Mélange said...

Congrats Dear kaveri..I love your blogging style which would have turned you one of my fav bloggers...keep rocking..Cheers !

And kheer looks divine here..Can I have one glass plz ?

rajirk said...

hi Kaveri

congts and happy birthday to your blog and wishing you many many more years to have a nice time with all the foodies. God bless u

Kalpana Sareesh said...

congrats!! this is a treat def.

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Maha Gadde said...

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Sangeetha said...

Congratulations Kaveri! Lovely write up n after reading this post it confirmed that every blogger has the same kind of expectations, thinking etc, sinz I am 100% like u :)
Now-a-days Your pics got new look n they look rmore inviting!! Great work Kaveri , keep it up!!
Badam kheer is my fav drink too...delicious one, nice presentation !!

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Congrats Kaveri...yummy kheer.
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Swathi Iyer said...

Congrats Kaveri on your blog anniversary. Wishing many more years of wonderful blogging. Almond Kheer looks delicious. I love to try it.

Vidhya said...

Belated wishes dear,Wishing you many more wonderful blogging years.Badam Kheer looks delicious.Lovely presentation and wonderful photography.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Congrats dear....Wishing you many more...Kheer looks tempting and yummy...

Radhika said...

Congrats kaveri.... I totally understand what you mean. Wishing you many more happy years of blogging.

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