April 14, 2023

Badam Kheer | Badam Payasam | बादाम खीर

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 Badam Kheer / Payasam is an exotic festive dish which is loaded with lots of richness and flavor .

It is very easy to make and has no fancy ingredients except almonds ,cardamom, milk and saffron strands.  Sugar is used as a sweetener.   Soaked almonds are ground to a fine paste with saffron and cardamom and simmered in boiling milk .

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Mom used to stock up home made badam powder and I used to drink Badam milk during my school days as I was not a fan of malt based drinks . Badam payasam is an extension of Badam Doodh or Badam milk and a perfect dessert for all festive occasions or even get togethers .

Even beginners can easily make  badam Kheer due to the ease involved in the making of this payasam. I prepared this yummy and aromatic badam Kheer for our Tamil New Year's festival today .

To know more about ,how we celebrate Tamil New Year (Puthaandu) and the delicious spread we prepare ,check this post here .

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Preparation Time - 1 hr
Cooking Time - 30 mins
Complexity- easy 
Serves - 3 to 4 


1/2 cup badams /almonds soaked in hot boiling water 
1/2 litre milk (preferably use 2% fat or full fat milk) 
1/4 cup sugar 
3 to 4 cardamoms
Few strands of saffron


  • Soak the almonds in hot boiling water for mini1 hr . You can soak for 2 to 3 hours also. Deskin the badams and discard the skin.
  • In a blender add the badams, cardamoms,  saffron ,1/2 cup milk and grind to a fine paste .
  • Boil the 1/2 litre milk in a thick bottomed vessel . As the milk reaches its boiling point ,slowly add this badam paste and keep stirring on low flame and continue cooking until the raw flavor of almonds is lost .
  • Lastly, add the sugar and continue to simmer till the kheer thickens .  You can add some saffron strands while the kheer is simmering. Turn off the stove and let it come to room temperature. 
  • Serve this badam Kheer warm or chilled . 

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  1. What a wonderful idea Priya, I love badam milk so am going to try out this badam kheer soon. Anyway, I've been craving for some Indian sweet. This badam kheer recipe is easy to follow and quick too.

  2. love this badam kheer. my dad's mom apparentely used to make this brilliantly, amma used to tell me. now I have a perfect recipe for this here . thanks - Kalyani

  3. Wonderful recipe Priya. Badam kheer looks so inviting. I can imagine the heavenly taste. I would love to try it soon.

  4. The badam kheer was brilliant. We made it for a small house gathering and everyone loved it.

  5. I offer badam doodh every day to God. Love this badam kheer recipe, have to give it a try for one of the festivals coming up. It definitely is so tempting.

  6. This badam kheer must be thick and luscious. Would love to try this out. This week will make it your week. Deskinning badam is a breeze when they are soaked. Nice post.

  7. Such a delicious and easy Badam Kheer recipe. I have heard about this kheer but never tried it. Will make some for my kids mother. :D Thanks have a tried tested recipe.

  8. Badam kheer, such a rich and royal dish, i always used to wonder it must be a long process to make this delish payasam when i first started to cook, until i my MIL showed me how to make it! Kheer looks so inviting and gives an amazing warmth when enjoyed warm!


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