Sunday, March 11, 2007

badam kheer

1/2 cup Almond (Badam)
2 cups Milk
3 tblsp Sugar
5 crushed Cardamoms
a pinch of Saffron (Kesar), soaked in lukewarm milk

Boil half a litre of water in a sauce pan . add the almonds
when the water is boiling and cook for 2 minutes. remove
from the flame and drain. Remove the skin of the almonds
and grind to a fine paste. Boil the milk in a thick bottomed
pan. when the milk begins to boil add the almond paste and
the sugar and cook for 5 minutes over a low flame stirring
continuously. Remove from the flame.. add the dissolved
saffron and the crushed cardamoms. Allow to cool and serve