March 18, 2013

Badam kheer recipe - Almond kheer recipe

Badam kheer recipe -  Almond kheer is a delicious and popular Indian dessert made with almonds, milk, sugar, saffron and rice flour. The rice flour is used in the kheer to get the desired taste and texture. The addition of saffron make the kheer colourful and flavorful.  I make such creamy kheer on special occasions and festivals or when we feel like eating it. I had prepared this kheer on women's day to celebrate the occasion. 

Preparation time -15 minutes
Cooking time  - 15 minutes
Yield - serves 2 

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups skimmed milk
  • 1+1/2  cup almonds / badam
  • 4 tbsp sugar or as required
  • 2 tbsp rice flour  (2 tbsp paste of ground rice)
  • 18-20 saffron strands + 2 tbsp warm milk
  • 7-8 cardamoms, powdered
  • 4 tsp chopped pistachios and almonds

Method 
  1. Soak the almonds in sufficient water for about 3-4 hours. Drain and peel them.
  2. Chop them into small pieces. (Keep 2 tsp chopped almonds aside for garnishing)
  3. Grind the almonds to a smooth paste using little water.Strain this  paste through a soup strainer.
  4. Remove and grind again the coarse paste stored in the strainer to a smooth paste using little water. Repeat the process for 2-3 times. 
  5. In another bowl, make a lump free smooth paste of the rice flour using 4 tbsp of water. Keep it aside
  6. Pour the milk in a pan, heat the milk and bring it to boil.When the milk boils, add the almond paste and sugar, mix well and cook for 5  minutes.
  7. Now add the  rice flour paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir continuously so that the rice flour should not  stick to the bottom.
  8. Simmer  till the kheer slightly thickens.  Remove from the flame.In a small bowl, add warm milk and dissolve the saffron strands for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add the saffron strands along with milk  and cardamom powder to the kheer. Mix well. 
  10. Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds. Serve hot or cold

17 comments:

  1. Yum yum ...love this any time

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  2. Wow, very delicious payasam... Very nice clicks

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  3. Tasty kheer, love it any time.

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  4. Wonderful gheer .....looks delicious... :-)

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  5. very well made and luscious badam kheer.

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  6. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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  7. Wow I wanna take that whole bowl.... U have made it so inviting... Btw what is the use of adding rice flour?
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  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments.
    @ Akila, please read the note. In the note I have clearly written about the use of rice flour and saffron in the kheer

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  9. Addition of rice is quite new for me,will give a try soon.

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  10. Ohh I just love almond Kheer... Its just I get plain lazy when it comes to peel off the skin...

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  11. love the flavors dear,yummy!

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  12. My favourite! Beautifully made!

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  13. The badam kheer looks soo creamy and yummy.. Good work :-)

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