When I decided to make a meal with Saffron rice with Channa Masala, Methi Puris, I didn’t realised that I was making using of Saffron so much. I got fancied with this breakfast thali, and decided that I would love to make the almond drink as well.
So I ended up soaking Almonds and saffron as well. Though I have made Almond Drink many times, I never really clicked pictures, knowing it’s such a regular drink. Somehow I wanted to do it now and it was happy that I did. Maybe the amount of saffron that I used to add before was less. Somehow it had it’s effect and it was very refreshing when it was chilled.
When I think of Badam, I am always reminded of our Badam tree we had when I was 7 or 8 years old. It was a huge tree and attracted lot of attention during the summer vacation. As a remembrance to that, I brought back couple of those fruits, hoping I will open them. Those two are still lying where I left them!
I am done with my second week of BM today with three posts of Cooking with Flowers.
|Almond Saffron Drink|
Almond Saffron Drink
Almond / Badam – 10
Saffron Strands – 10
Milk – 2 cups
Cardamon pods – 2
Sugar – 3 tsp
How to make
Microwave the almonds in 1/2 cup water, once cooled, peel the skin. Soak the saffron strands in warm milk. Mix well to extract the essence.
Make a paste of the almond with 1/2 cup milk to a smooth consistency.
Warm the remaining milk along with sugar, when it is hot enough, add the almond milk, saffron milk. Combine everything well
Serve it chilled