Badam milk is delicately flavored with cardamom, optional kewra essence (an extract distilled from the flower of the pandanus plant that is popular in Asian cooking), and nuts to make a refreshing beverage. Sometimes called badam pal, the drink is not only tasty but, thanks to the mix of nuts, it packs a mighty nutritious punch as well.

Ingredients necessary for the preparation of Badam Milk:

  • 1 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Cup Pistachios
  • 3 Cups Almond milk (chilled or warm)
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar (or to taste)
  • 2/3 Teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 2 Teaspoons rose water

Preparation of  Badam Milk:

  • Grind together the almonds, pistachios, and 1/4 cup almond milk to a smooth paste in a food processor.
  • Add the remaining 2 3/4 cups almond milk, sugar, cardamom powder, blend well.
  • Serve chilled in a tall glass.
  • If you prefer to serve it warm, heat it gently in a saucepan and pour into a heatproof glass or mug to serve.
  • For added color, the finished drink can be garnished with optional saffron strands and chopped pistachios.