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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Almond Kheer / Badam Kheer (Paal)

Have you ever been complained about for not eating properly??? Oh thats very common isnt it!!! Calm evening sitting by yourself and watching "King of Queens" and laughing at Doug's clumsy actions and aftermath, suddenly Krish came from work desk complaining that I dont drink sufficient Milk and ladies need a lotta calcium and blah blah!!! He continued - Almonds are good source Vitamin E and rich in dietary fibre... When I heard Almonds my mind wandered off to childhood days while he was still talking about the goods of Almonds, at Ammamma's place Almond/Badam will be picked and laid to dry, when dry the outer shell is cracked open to get the edible nut. We as kids would be so intrigued about the fruit and would ask Ammamma:

We: "When can we eat them?"
Amma: "Kanna, it has to dry, so wait till tomorrow!" cos she know kids could wait only until tomorrow.
We: "Okay Ammamma!!!"

We would run away and play but within the same afternoon we would go back to her a hundred times asking her if the Badam's are dry. After a while there is no putting us back, so she sits with us in the evening to break the shells, the wet shell would neither yield nor would we. Finally breaking open we would eat half of them even before they reach the plate. Laughingly Amma would break and give each of us our fair share. But there will be hardly anything left to take into her kitchen.

Suddenly my hands were thrusted with Almonds only then I realized Krish was still hanging on to his arguement. I gave him a blank look and took them and munched on a few, slowly with so much memories from childhood I went to the kitchen to make Almond Kheer/Badam Kheer/Badam Milk/ Badam Paal or what ever its called as.



Ingredients:

Unsalted Almonds - 1/2 cup
Milk - 3 cups
Saffron - few strands
Sugar - 5 tbsps
Cardamom - 1-2 nos.
Nutmeg - some
Water

Garnishing:

Almond Slivers

Method:

1. Heat Water in a microwave or a kettle and soak the Almonds for 15-20 mins. Use your thumb and press the Almonds to remove off the peels.
2. In a blender or mixer make a fine or coarse (your choice) paste of Almonds with some Milk.
3. Heat the remaining Milk in a heavy bottom pan, when Milk boils pour the ground paste and stir well.
4. Now add the Sugar and Saffrons and cook until the kheer turns thick, when its not as liquidy as Milk but still pourable remove from flame.
5. Remove the Cardamom pods and powder the seeds, add it to the kheer. Using a grater grate the Nutmeg and mix well while Hot.
6. Pour in individual cups or bowl garnish with Almond Slivers and serve kheer cool or warm.

Take another look at the Badam Kheer - served with love.



I am sending Almond Kheer to

Divya's Sunday Snacks and

Notyet100's Holi Event

61 comments:

Happy Cook said...

Wowo the kheer looks so so delcious and love that colour too.

Neetz said...

ohh my god i was about to make this weekend the same thing :D...

this almond kheer looks simply awesome dear..slurp..god i wish i had one glass now :)

Pari said...

Love it, we make this in winter. The glass looks so inviting.

SE said...

these looks so inviting..nice pics !!

Sarah Naveen said...

nice presentation and kheer looks superb!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Kheer looks like a taste of heaven. I love kheer, puddings, halwa.Your kheer looks extremely pleasing!

Panchpakwan said...

Wow looks so inviting..Cool pics too

Parita said...

Wow kheer looks very festive :)

Preeti Kashyap said...

My fav kheer....Lovely pic:)

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm thats almost everyones favorite and love this forever. You know madurai is very famous for badam paal, masala paal... I often make this too...slurrp....

Fathima said...

Such a tempting kheer!

Jagruti said...

Yummy and tempting kheer!! also intrested in your tray dear..;-))

Divya Vikram said...

Divine drink! Looks pretty . Thanks for sending it to the event Ramya!

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's so caring of a husband!!! badam milk/kheer looks absolutely divine!!!!! I'll finish all of it in a jiffy!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

oh so beautiful and delicious kheer..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very healthy.......Love the wooden try.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Kheer looks so yummy and inviting..

Deepa

Anu said...

kheer looks delicious and yummy... Nice presentation...

Sharmila said...

Almonds don't survive for long in my house ... I keep on munching. The kheer looks lovely. :-)

Subhashini said...

Perfect desserts for kids

Daisy Blue said...

I'm very much drooling here..kheer with the presentation looks wonderful !!

Swathi said...

Ramya,

Badam kheer looks yummy. presentation is awesome

Gulmohar said...

Lovely presentation..Love this kheer and it looks perfect !

simply.food said...

This looks simply devine.Nice click too.

Ruchikacooks said...

Kheer looks so delicious and rich. Gorgeous clicks, so clear and bright that it jumps out of the screen.

I am writing the tomato ka kut now..posting today.

http://ruchikacooks.com

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh boy..thats very appealing, wonderful picture...and let me know, when can I stop by, he he...

Aartee said...

now thats a kheer i can look forward too.. and it seems easy.

PreeOccupied said...

Is that a variation of a North Indian Badam Milk?

I love your recipe, its so easy. I am going to try this soon. Lovely photographs of the "Almond Kheer".

Pavithra said...

Hey thats nice you know okra dosa, would like to see your version soon. That dosa is not madurai special dear.. our home special one.

Cham said...

Love badam milk - u ve clicked beautifully!

Priya said...

Awesome drink, my fav!!

Red Chillies said...

I love it when the kheer has the rich yellow color and with the addition of almonds it must have tasted pretty good.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

I'm gr8 fan for almond kheer and i cant stop with single serve. You made it perfect da, kudos!!!

Nithu Bala said...

Awesome kheer Dear:-) nicely clicked..

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks yummy..must be tasting yummy too !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering... love to have it both ways hot or cold... slurp slurp slurp :)

Preety said...

hey love your last click..and great recipe..

shahana said...

wow!!!excellent presentation and the kheer looks yummy

Nandini said...

I love kheer! I'm got attracted and bumped my head on the screen. It's scrumptious!

Suparna said...

hi Ramya,
It's not only places and people but food also takes us down the memory lane isnt it ?.....nice read
The kheer looks delicious.
TC

Aparna said...

Excellent presentation & luvly tempting kheer..will finish off in a sec

sangi said...

woooooooooow
Wat an eye catching presentation!!!
my all time fav

Sush said...

OMG!!, lucky you.., grown up eating fresh almonds..That pal looks delicious

Meena said...

Ramya, I just love the harmonious colors in these pics...very eye-catching and of course, a beautiful recipe for badam milk/kheer.

Varunavi said...

Thanx for the wishes ramya.

Wonderful clicks

Ms.Chitchat said...

Kheer looks so yummy and delicious. Wish could have some from ur bowl. Healthy too.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely clicks and lovely presentation! Loved the serving tray very much!

Nisha said...

Beautiful pics Ramya.

Vrinda said...

Beautiful presentation Ramya and a healthy and delicious looking kheer...

srikars kitchen said...

looks tempting &fantastic.. nice click as well..

Sharmilee! :) said...

My fav...served cold its heaven!

Laavanya said...

I love badam paal and that looks so delectable.. and do I spy biscottis as well - pure indulgence :)

Gita said...

Almond milk looks so rich and creamy...adding nutmeg sounds very interesting Ramya..I'll try this soon...I also love the idea of serving this with biscotti :)

Tina said...

Nice click and presentation...Kheer looks yummy.

Aparna said...

Like you said, doesn't matter what its called, as long as it has almonds in it. And if it brings back good memories from childhood, even better. ;)

vineetha said...

Oh it looks super delicious...

Sashi said...

Kheer looks tempting !! as usual click is beautiful !!

notyet100 said...

pic looks so tempting,.thnks for sending this over for the event

Bong Mom said...

This is delicious, have never made almond kheer. Looks very pretty too

Archie said...

Wow..the pictures are too good. I love this kheer, its my all time favourite. I make mixed dryfruit kheer, esp good for kids. Will be posting on my blog soon.
Archie www.theturmeric.blogspot.com

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

W0W!!....its my all time favorite.Can have it anytime..beautiful pictures.

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