Badam Kheer Recipe | Badam Payasam | Almond Kheer
Badam Kheer – Badam Payasam is a creamy, rich and delicious Indian pudding made with almonds, milk, sugar, cardamoms and saffron. This dessert tastes divine and is great to make for any celebrations or festive occasions. Badam Kheer is made much similar to the popular Indian beverage badam milk or Badam Paal.
The consistency of the badam kheer is thicker & tastes great when it is prepared with smoothly ground almonds. The taste comes close to Basundi. Vermicelli or sago can also be used in this kheer which adds volume to the kheer but the taste slightly differs.
This badam kheer recipe yields a thick and creamy payasam which can be served as a after meal dessert or as a dessert in a party meal. It can be served warm or chilled garnished with chopped nuts and saffron.
To make this badam kheer, you can use fresh milk and sugar or condensed milk. Both work well. If not using condensed milk then I suggest condensing the milk for a while till it thickens and then add the almond paste.
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Preparation for badam kheer
1. Soak almonds for 4 to 5 hours in lot of water. They can also be soaked in hot water to reduce the soaking time. But make sure the almonds are soaked well otherwise they cannot blended to smooth. You may also get the coarse grains while eating the almond kheer.
How to Make Badam Payasam
2. Bring milk to a boil in a heavy bottom pot on a medium flame.
3. While the milk boils, peel the skin of almonds and add them to a blender along with green cardamoms, saffron and sugar.
4. Add little milk , just enough to cover almonds and blend them to a smooth puree. If needed add more milk. I suggest adding milk only as needed. Using lot of milk may mess up with spills.
5. When the milk comes to a boil, add the ground almonds. If you like to add vermicelli, then roast them lightly in ghee and add it to the boiling milk. When the vermicelli is cooked then add almond mixture.
6. Stir and continue to cook on a low to medium flame.
7. When the milk reaches a desired consistency, turn off the stove. Garnish with ghee fried nuts.
Serve badam kheer hot or chilled as desired.
For best results follow the step-by-step photos above the recipe card
Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )
Ingredients for badam kheer
- 30 almonds or badam
- 3 cups full fat milk
- 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar or as needed
- 3 green cardamom or elaichi powdered
- 1 Pinch saffron or kesar (skip if using food color) (optional)
- 1 tablespoons ghee or butter to fry nuts
- 2 tablespoons nuts chopped (cashews, pistas and almonds for garnishing)
Preparation for badam kheer
- Soak almonds at least for 4 to 5 hours. To quicken the process you can also soak the nuts in hot water.
- Peel the skin and grind to a smooth paste with some milk, elaichi, saffron and sugar.
- Boil milk on a medium flame.
How to make badam kheer
- When the milk comes to a boil, reduce the flame and continue to boil until the milk reduces a bit.
- Keep stirring frequently to prevent the milk from getting scorched.
- Add ground almonds & bring it to a boil.
- Cook for few mins stirring. When it begins to bubble, simmer until it reaches a desired consistency.
- Heat ghee in a pan and fry the nuts. Pour it over the kheer.
- Serve badam kheer warm or chilled.
Once the kheer cools down, it thickens, so you can add some fresh boiled milk to adjust the consistency.
Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.
For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.
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Dear Swasthi,I am a big fan of south indian kitchen, but I never tried to cook it myself. But today was the day! I started with your niiiice Badam Kheer. It was tasty and motivated me to go to further recipes! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Greetings from Germany!
Glad to know! You are welcome. Hope you enjoy more recipes!
Hi, Swasthi I am your fan of your recipes l tried many of them, all came good, I feel easy to cook likewise this kheer tasted wow! thank you very much.
You are welcome. Glad your food comes out good. Thank you so much!
Thank you for this authentic recipe! Been searching for a badam kheer recipe that’s close to how my mom used to make. Made it last night and it came out awesome. Was a big hit at my party.
You are welcome. So glad you all liked it. Thanks for trying.
It came out very well. Liked it very much
Yummy. I made this and turned out yum.
Thanks for trying
Very nice recipes ….ang very delicious
wow ur recipes are super and it is very clearly understandable
Hi swasthi i troed it n it came very well… it is very yummy ndelicious
Thanks Lakshmi, happy to know it came out well
First time at ur spac,.glad to know u in singapore,.
looks so tempting yummy….
Just wow, want to grab that glass and have it rite now.
Love this anytime…Awesome clicks 🙂 Looks so teasingly yum!!
Delicious…one of my favorites
Hi Swasthi, your almond drink look yummylicious. Something new to me, thanks for sharing.<br /><br />Have a nice week ahead,regards.
Wow love it. The nuts and apples really look so very attractive.
healthy drink.. love the nuts topping 🙂
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wow very beautiful….well presented n yummy kheer
Kids will love it.super.
Perfect n yummy payasam…
Wow !! Badam Kheer looks so tempting…Thanks for sharing.