Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Microwave badam Kheer

Don’t know how to start cooking with your microwave? Or if you are someone who just reheat all leftover or heat your cup of milk to make coffee. Here you go with a simple, healthy drink to kick-start your microwave cooking skills: Badam kheer.
If you can heat the milk without any failure, this kheer is rescued dessert at anytime to try in microwave. Whether is cold outside or hot, a versatile drink, yes, it could be enjoyed cold or hot depending upon season or mood.
This Badam kheer could be thick or thin depending how much almond you add it.

Some facts of Almond and California: California produces 80% of world’s almond due to the climate condition, some other crops are walnuts, kiwi and avocado. California ships 70% of total crop worldwide. The almond field stretches more than 500 miles in Central Valley of California. In 2002, a record of 1.084 billion pounds of almond was harvested! That should have been a flood of almond everywhere!
Usually, I get some fresh crop in the month of Oct to Jan, in my local farmer market or even in the grocery store. You can really feel the quality of nuts in CA but in India nuts are always expensive!

Before anyone goes nuts with my post, Here the recipe:


Microwave Badam Kheer/Almond drink
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Badam kheer




Microwave cooking time: 10 minutes (one of the highest cooking time, among the microwave recipes I have done)


Ingredients:

Almonds: 25 counts (if you decrease the milk will be thin or decrease nuts if u use full cream milk)
Milk I used 2%: 2 cups (keep ½ cup separate to grind the almonds)
Sugar: ¼ cup (If you want a mild taste use 2 to3 tbsp what I did)
Chironji/Charoli/Saara payir: few to garnish

Blanching the almond first:
Take a bowl – put the almonds and some water (appro ¾ cup) until the nuts are drown.
Keep in microwave for 2 minutes.
Take out and keep it aside

Next take a big microwave safe bowl, pour 1 ½ cup of milk and keep 4 minutes in microwave.

Remove the boiling milk bowl and keep it aside.

Now, see if u can handle the almonds, just squeeze the nuts, it should slide easily out. Rinse in water and add the almonds in small blender/mixie jar with ½ cup of milk , grind into little coarse paste.

Add the almond paste in hot milk and mix it. Keep another 3 minutes.

Take out add the sugar and mix well- keep another 1 or 2 minutes.

Garnish with the Chironji nuts and serve hot or cold !

Warning: Need plenty of attention after 4 minutes of milk boiling, It may overflow!

Note: if you want richer, use full cream milk and can reduce the almond or even use evaporated milk, saffron, cardamom too.

But the badam kheer is one of simplest drink that every mom does with few available ingredients available in her pantry.


Everyone would have guessed, the Badam kheer is reaching MEC-Payasam/kheer hosted by Jayasree , event originated by Srivalli!

There is no complicated step, a sweet recipe for Varsha who is hosting Recipes for the rest of us: dessert , created By Ramki

Kheer is pretty popular in Northern India, reaching RCI-Haryana hosted by EC, event originated by Laksmi

56 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

wow that s my all time fav nice color cham love to have that glass cup i never tried in M.W

Aditi..............:) said...

cool....i dont have a microwave but i will surely give this recipe to my mom....who keeps complaining and cribbing that she doesnt know any cooking reagrding microwaves!!
thanks dear...
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Happy cook said...

I am one of yhose ppl who never use MW for anything except to make warm chocolate milk for my daughter or heat up things.
Kheer looks so yumm. I have no idea wht Chironji is will check out then net for it.

sowmya said...

sounds good and easy too(or maybe you make it sound so easy)..will surely try it..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cool,I will give it a try soon,picture is simply superb!

LG said...

Such a simple and yet delicious for a MW newbie. I somehow like cooking on stove top not sure why I don't want to use MW..haven't given a serious thought may be!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice Kheer.. loooks superb & awesome..

Priya said...

Creamy n delicious badam kheer looks simply fabulous...wat a lovely idea of making them in microwave:)

Lavi said...

Cham..Picture tempts me a lot, amazing pic, superb backdrop!

Kayal said...

Your kheer looks so delicious. Recipe is also not so complicated. Good one to store.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow simplae and delish.

Asha said...

MW is amazingly easy to adapt to make any dish, I am finding out too because of this MW event. It's so fast and less messy than cooking on the stove top. Badam kheer looks scrumptious, good job! :)

Soma said...

U make it sound so easy:-) Nice idea . I never used chironji.. last week my hubby was asking about it. i'll have to go check in the Indian groceries.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful background, sari or shawl ?

Should start using the MW now, least used of all

sandeepa

notyet100 said...

lovely click,..:-)nd the pics looks divine,...

Akal's Saappadu said...

lovely recipe! not a real fan of microwave cooking, but did you say badam kheer? whether it's microwaved or what ever, I can just finish the whole of it in minutes!!!

ranji said...

I absolutely love badam milk..especially if i have a plate of chilli bajji to go along with it...awesome combo!!looks delicious cham..

Usha said...

Looks fantastic, and loved that you made it entirely in the microwave...awesome :-)

Sujatha said...

ooh! That sounds simple and quick! yeah, 10 mins is still a lot quicker than Badam kheer's stove-top recipe! :) This time I tasted badam milk in India several times in the road-side coffee shops.. they were just so creamy and tasted divine! Your badam kheer is reminding me of my india experience... Now, I can't wait to try yours.. :)

Paru ... said...

What a lovely recipe cham..Will try this for sure..

Cham said...

Sandeepa:That's my shawl!

Suma Rajesh said...

ahaaa..wht a nice tempting drink...can have all the time instead of water...my fav one...plzz send me one glass...

DEESHA said...

thatz yumm, lovely click .. I havent tried it in microwave ..

n33ma said...

Lovely kheer Cham...beautiful shaw..nice contrast green with the white kheer.

AnuSriram said...

Looks delicious and healthy! Nice click! I have something for you in my blog.. pls accept!

Laavanya said...

10 mins is pretty quick and to have such a delicious drink - perfect.

Varsha Vipins said...

yum yum yum..pass the bowl pls Cham..;)

A_and_N said...

Very beautiful pics :) and super easy also!

Superchef said...

thats a pretty easy one and it looks really delicious!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

kheer looks gorgeous!!!

Cynthia said...

Looks comforting and soothing Cham.

Viki Xavier. said...

I dont cook in MW generally. But ur badam kheer compels me to do so:)
Looks cool.

Nithya Praveen said...

Cham,this is neat.Takes very less time.I dont cook much in microwave,this one is must try stuff.Wonderful recipe:)I've never used chironji...wats that?

jayasree said...

Kheer looks delicious. What a lovely color it has got.

Thanks for the sweet entry for MEC.

Vij said...

Gorgeous one! slurp!

easycrafts said...

Looks so delicious and mouthwatering..thanks for the entry

Cham said...

Nithya Praveen & Happy cookI thought people will know the chironji nut, in tamil is Saara payir, usually found in "supari" betel nuts and in badam kheer... I will try to add in my visual ingredients list tomorrow.

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow this sounds cool and must be delicious Cham.

Premyscakes said...

Looks cool cham. Love to have it.

Uma said...

what an amazing drink in MW. looks mouth-watering. Lovely post:)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Looks superb. As you said my mother used to make it very often. but the traditional way and not in microwave. Will try it out soon.

Ann said...

simply great treat friend..drools

Curry Leaf said...

Completely new recipe to me.Never ever tried boiling milk in the microwave.I love the way you have innovated the kheer -looks very very delish

Roopa said...

Thats an awesome idea Cham, I am also looking forward to make this for V's bday. Its easy and quick.

Vanamala said...

rich dessert...nice recipe

Archy said...

Badam kheer looks so gud with dat glass mug yummy.. need to start using microwave, shall start with ur kheer Cham..

Priya said...

That was an interesting tidbit about almonds. I would love to lay my hands on some fresh almonds, yet another reason to visit Calif now I guess :))

Vishali said...

wow didnt know kheer is so easy to make .....a very easy recipe ...I like it a lot..

Vibaas said...

that looks yummy. i tried your little hearts the other day and they were good, but i messed up on the shapes..so didn't take a pic :) thx for the recipe, gal!

Preety said...

love all the recipes that can be prepared in microwave. easy & fast..love the contrast background in the pic..

Dershana said...

Nice and simple recipe to try out in the microwave! I love badam kheer.

Uj said...

Love badam kheer anytime.. Love the nutty flavour of the kheer :D

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Wow!! I have never done this in MW.. Looks delicious! Quick and easy...cute Pic Cham!

Vani said...

That simple, huh? Gotta try that and soon! :)

Lori said...

I am going to have to try this!

kanthi said...

Badam kheer,love it..