badam or almonds 20 to 24
Milk 500 ml (optional- can add water to fresh milk to make 500 ml)
Sugar 2 tsp. (optional- babies need no sugar)
Saffron few strands (optional)
Green cardamom powder ⅛ th tsp.
. Wash and soak almonds for at least 6 hours. Peel the skin.
. crush saffron with the help of your fingers. Refrigerated saffron easily gets crushed and blends well with the milk.
. Bring 2 cups of water or milk to a boil, add saffron, sugar and cardamom powder.
. While the milk boils, blend the almonds with little water to a smooth paste. you can as well blend sugar saffron cardamom and almonds to a smooth paste.
. Add this to the boiling milk.
. Simmer for 2 minutes. off the heat.
. Let the temperature come down to warm before you serve. If you are serving it to a little kid, you may need to filter to remove the coarse granules. This is optional and depends on your blender.