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Kesar Badam Milk
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Kesar Badam Milk

Kesar Badam Milk : A tasty beverage made with almonds , saffron and flavored with cardamom and rose petals ,served either chilled or hot
Course Beverage
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Beverages, Celebrations, Festivals, Holi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Soaking Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 People
Calories 90kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • 4 cups Whole Milk , full fat
  • 30 Almonds
  • 20 -25 Saffron strands
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 5 pods Green Cardamom ,remove husk and powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Rose Petals , optional , refer notes
  • 1 cup Water to soak almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Pistachios , slivered for garnish


  • Soak almonds in 1 cup of hot water for about 20 minutes.
  • Soak 20-25 saffron strands in ¼ cup of warm milk and set aside for 20 minutes.
  • Peel almond skin and transfer it into a mixer jar / blender.
  • Add ¼ cup of milk to blender , 3-4 saffron strands and blend to a very fine paste.
  • Bring milk to boil , add almond paste and stir well.
  • Keep on low flame and stir milk till raw smell of almonds completely goes off. This takes for about 20 - 25 minutes. Keep stirring milk in between to avoid scorching of milk from bottom.
  • Add saffron soaked milk and stir well , boil for 5 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Add ¼ cup of sugar and stir well , till it dissolves.
  • Turn off the stove . Add freshly crushed cardamom powder from mortar and pestle.
  • Also add dry rose petal and stir well.
  • Garnish with slivered pista ,almonds and dry rose petals.`
  • Kesar Badam Milk can be served either hot or cold.



  • 3.5 cups of milk is used to boil , ¼ cup of milk to blend almonds and ¼ cup of milk to soak almonds. All together its 4 cups of full fat whole milk is used in this recipe.
  • You can either use dry rose petals or 1-2 tablespoon of rose water .
  • Garnish with nuts , saffron strands and dry rose petals before serving.


Calories: 90kcal