ALMOND AND FIG MILK



This recipe idea is from my husband. Badam (almond) milk is a very popular drink in my region. There are different versions of this drink. Usually the milk will be very thick with all the nuts and cream with a hint of cardamom flavor. I had a craving for this milk today, so I went in for a lighter version of badam milk using fat-free milk and Splenda instead of sugar. As I was blending this, my husband joined in and threw in some dried figs to the milk and hence the name “almond and fig milk”. This was really sweet, kind of a dessert for us after dinner. Here is my low-calorie, fiber-rich badam milk.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Almonds, ¼ cup.

2. Dried figs, ¼ cup.

3. Cardamom seeds, 2.

4. Fat-free milk, 2 cups. (Almond milk or soy milk can also be used here).

5. Sugar or any sweetener of choice, 2 tablespoons.


PREPARATION:

Soak the almonds for 3-4 hours and remove the skin. Crush the cardamom coarsely. Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend everything to a smooth mixture. This can be served as it is. To serve the milk hot, transfer the contents to a pot and cook for a few minutes until it comes to a boil. Once the milk comes to a boil, reduce the flame and let it simmer for a few more minutes and serve.


I am sending this to “Think beyond the usual - fruits” event organized by Nithu Bala





These are my other entries for the event:

Apple rasam

Cranberry rice

Cranbery Rasam

Onion and cranberry chutney

Apricot pachadi

29 comments:

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very Healthy and Tasty Milk..

Would try it out for my son soon.

Deepa

Kalai said...

Hi Gita,
Badam drink is my fav too. Adding fig is a nice idea though!

Kalai said...

Also, I have provided a link of your moongdal dosa, in my post. Hope thatz fine with you. If not, let me know and I would remove it right away! Thanks.

And you might want to reject this comment!

Nandini said...

Wow! Great drink! It's healthy and must've tasted awesome!

Sushma Mallya said...

Different but Healthy delicious milk...

kitchen queen said...

yummy refreshing healthy and a nutritious drink.

FoodLovers said...

looks delcious Gita

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy refreshing drink :-)

Sowmya said...

cool ....looks delicious....

PALATABLE said...

Great drink and healthy too, lovely color...almond is a brain booster...

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Ms.Chitchat said...

Wow, a beautiful version of masala milk. This is very healthy too, provided u have with low fat or fat free milk :):) Loved the click.

Pavithra said...

sounds yummilicious recipe ........ another healthy one

Supriya Nair said...

Love the sheer simplicity of this drink...figs definitely add to the taste...nice recipe.

Swapna Sree said...

yummy and refreshing milk...

Astra Libris said...

Gita, this sounds SO delicious!!! I love almond milk, and never thought to add figs - YUM!! Thank you for the great idea!!

simply.food said...

Lovely healthy milkshake.

Rachana Kothari said...

A lovely milkshake! I simply love almonds and figs and a special thanks to your hubby for this wonderful idea:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey this looks really tasty and healthy..

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kothiyavunu said...

Healthy and yummy drink..Love to have one sip..:)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful...

Tina said...

Healthy and rich...

Akal's Saappadu said...

hummm, that's a nice healthy version of the usual badam milk Gita !!!

rich in Fiber, we'd have no guilty feeling after drinking it, sure!!!

super duper idea of husband, hahaha, nadathunga nadathunga!!!!

Valarmathi said...

Healthy and yummy drink, looks delicious.

Shri said...

It looks wonderful,Gita!

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so refreshing, healthy and yummy!!

Usha said...

Loved the idea of adding fig to sweeten badam milk, looks yum ! Regarding your question about vaal lentil, you get it at regular Indian groceries, so do try there first !

Viki's Kitchen said...

Fig n almond in milk looks absolutely delicious dear. Love to have this before bed:)

J said...

absolutely healthy and tsaty.. i loved the combo of almonds and figs!

Malar Gandhi said...

Figs + Almons combo'shake sounds very healthy and refreshing:)