Kesar Badam Milk / Saffron Almond Milk


20 almonds / badam
3-3 1/2 cups milk
3 1/2 tbsp sugar or as required
a pinch of saffron
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
a pinch of salt


  1. Soak the badam in hot water for 20 minutes. Then peel off the skin and blend to a very fine paste adding 1/4 – 1/3 cup of milk.
  2. Boil remaining milk in a sauce pan. Reduce the flame and simmer for a few minutes until slightly reduced.
  3. Add badam paste and saffron (soaked in 1 tbsp warm milk) , mix well and cook at low flame for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. Add sugar and mix well till the sugar dissolves. Switch off the flame when slightly thick.
  5. Add cardamom powder and a pinch of salt and mix well.
  6. Serve warm or chilled garnished with sliced almonds and saffron strands…

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