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Badam Kheer - Almond Dessert (Drink) An aromatic Indian culinary enticement that is an absolute delight to the sweet-toothed

is Badam Kheer, a milk based dessert/drink where ground almonds are cooked in milk and sugar and flavored with saffron and cardamom.Its not-so-creamy texture,mild nutty flavor of almonds, aromatic rich flavor of saffron and cardamom make it a delicious sweet drink after a dinner party or a spicy meal.

Badam Kheer Recipe Ingredients: 25 almonds (badam pappu) 1 litre milk 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup sugar 4-5 crushed green cardamoms 10-15 strands saffron soaked in warm milk Method 1. Soak almonds in hot water for 15 minutes and peel the skin and grind the almonds to a paste adding half a cup of water. 2. Bring the milk to a boil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add the sugar and almond paste and then on low heat keep stirring once in while till the milk is reduced to 3/4 th of its quantity.Ensure that you stir so that it doesnt burn. 3. Add the cardamom pwd and stir well.Turn off heat. 4. Soak saffron strands in some warm milk and stir it well and add it to the kheer. 5. Garnish with silvered almonds and serve chilled.