A soothing drink made with milk and ground almonds and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. INGREDIENTS:
51/2 cups milk
1/2 cup almonds
1 gm saffron
4 dates, dried, chopped (optional)
1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
4 tsp sugar/honey/kalsakkare or more as required
1/2 tbsp rose petals, dried and
2 edible (optional)
1 tbsp almonds, slivered
1/4 gm saffron broiled
Soak the almonds in enough water for 02 hours.
Remove the peel and grind by adding a little milk to a smooth paste.
In a small bowl of hot milk, steep the saffron to extract maximum flavour and its vibrant colour.
In a heavy-bottomed deep pan, bring milk to a boil. Add the almond paste. Simmer for 05 minutes. Now add saffron, dates, sugar/honey/kalsakkare. Stir and simmer for another 05 minutes.
Keep stirring till the sugar/kalsakkare is completely dissolved.
Bring it to a gentle boil and turn off the heat. Add green cardamom powder and stir.
Serve it very hot or at room temperature garnished with slivered almonds, broiled saffron and rose petals (optional).
Preparation time: 2 hours 5 minutes Cooking/simmering time: 15 minutes Serves-4