Homemade Badam Milk Powder

Badam milk is wonderfully nutritious, and can be served, either hot or chilled. This homemade powder is my Grand mom’s recipe, and tastes so much better than any store bought.

Almonds- 1 cup, blanched
Saffron- 20 strands
Cardamom- seeds from 5 pods
Edible camphor( Pach karpoora)- a very tiny pinch
Rock Sugar- 1/2 cup or according to taste( I added very little, so that I could add more to the milk if required)
Ghee- a few drops

Soak the Almonds in water for a few hours and peel the skin. Dry them on a paper towel for a few minutes. Mix the almonds with the ghee and toast them in the microwave, till the moisture evaporates and the almonds crisp up again. This will take 3 to 5 minutes. Check in between to make sure the almonds don’t burn. This process enhances the flavor of the almonds.
After the almonds cool, grind them with the remaining ingredients to a powder. The powder does not need to be very fine. Store in an airtight container. Mix a spoonful with hot milk and enjoy the goodness.


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