Any cold beverage with milk as combination, am sold for it....:) I wanted to try badam kheer since long and a days craving for it pushed me to try it. This is a very rich and tasty dessert that can be made with less effort too. I like my kheer to be served cold.
1.Soak badam in hot water for 10mins. Now press the badams to peal the skin off.Grind the badams with 1 tsp milk to a fine paste and keep aside.
2.Soak saffron in warm milk, set aside.Boil milk in a wide bottomed pan,add sugar and simmer it for 5mins so till milk becomes slightly thicker. Now add the saffron milk and mix well.
3.Then add the badam paste. Allow it to boil for 3-5 mins.By this time the mixture starts getting thicker. Add cardamom powder, give a quick stir and switch off.
Garnish with chopped almonds and Serve hot or cold.
- Though the traditional badam kheer recipe is peeling the skin and grinding it.Sometimes I take the shortroute of just powdering almonds, sugar and mix it with milk whenever needed.
- Just powder almonds with sugar,then add saffron strands and cardamom powder. Your readymade badam mix is ready!
- It thickens with time, so switch off when its slightly thicker.