How to make Badam Kheer -

Thick creamy dessert with a rich almond base.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Almonds (आलमंड/बादाम), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Desserts

Badam Kheer

Badam Kheer Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Badam Kheer Recipe

  • Almonds 30

  • Milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Condensed milk 1/2 tin

  • Cashewnuts 15

  • Almond essence a few drops


Step 1

Blanch almonds. Drain and peel them. Cut six to seven almonds into thin slivers for garnishing.

Step 2

Soak the remaining almonds and cashewnuts in one cup of hot milk for about half an hour. Grind to a smooth paste. Heat the remaining milk.

Step 3

After it comes to a boil add the condensed milk and stir. Add the almond-cashewnut paste and cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, for about five minutes or till the mixtures thickens a little.

Step 4

Remove from heat and add almond essence. Garnish with almond slivers and serve hot or cold.

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