Badam Kheer (Sweet Almond pudding)

By DK on May 18, 2010
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
Some dishes are like teleporting device - which take you back home. Home where you spent your childhood along with all those memories. Even the thought of making it, relishing it would never fail to put a smile in your face and bring back all that nostalgia. I have quite a few dishes which do that to me, among which is this dish that we fondly called as "Badam Kheer" (in hindi) where Badam means "Almond" and Kheer is "Pudding". It is also known as Badam Ka Sheera.This is a rich and sweet pudding enjoyed almost everywhere in India. It is rich on its own, thanks to all those almonds, but a little additional ghee helps to take it the next level. You can make this as much low fat as possible or rich, as the occasion and palate demands it :)
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
This is one of those dishes which does not have many variations. Very minor ones as per taste and preference but much less than many other traditional Indian sweets that vary from family to family. My mother used to make it rarely but after marriage realized that this was one of the most favorite sweets of my better half. Royal taste indeed! Of course he preferred it minimal sweet and so I make it once in a while with v less sugar which practically disqualifies it from the Indian standards of sweets ;) So pardon my measurement of sugar if it seems wayware! I have no idea what amount would be the "perfect" amount! Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe Make it with as less sweet or more, as your taste requires. I made it for a special occasion, hence added little ghee but this can be made with none too. Lets go to the recipe now shall we?
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Serves: 6 people
  • 2 cups Blanched Almonds
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup sugar (sugar substitute works too)
  • 1-1/2 -2 cups milk, as needed for consistency (use low fat for lower calories)
  • 1/4 cup ghee (you can use less or none to suit your needs)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • few strands of saffron
  • few blanched almonds for garnish (optional)
Take the almonds in batches in a food processor and along with little milk enough to
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
grind them into a smooth paste
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
Take a non stick pan and add ghee (if using) and add the almond paste. Cook it in low heat for 20-30 minutes (depending on whether it is gas stove or electric)
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
until it gets thick and turns lightly golden
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
Heat rest of the milk until hot and then slowly add it to the almond paste. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes and then add sugar. Stir well.
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
Add the cardamom powder and the saffron.
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
Cook for another few minutes until everything is well dissolved.
Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
I prefer to serve it chilled, garnished with blanched almonds which I set aside earlier. Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe If it becomes thickened with time, add little more warm milk to the almond mixture. Can you see in this picture below how creamy it is? Heaven in a glass :) Badam Kheer (Almond Ka sheera) - Indian almond milk recipe
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26 Responses to “Badam Kheer (Sweet Almond pudding)”
  1. Marion

    Can I use evaporated milk or just regular homogenized milk will do? Thanks.

  2. Tharini
  3. Sruthi

    Hey, is it ok if i can add Khoya/mawa to this?

    I havent tried it myself hence not too sure of the result but you sure can experiment. Adding yummy khoya to anything cant hurt! –DK

  4. ramya

    :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P :-D very gud…………nice replay frm dis website

  5. mamta

    can this be served as dessert in a small dinner party? thanks!

  6. Can I make this with pre-ground almonds? I always have almond meal/almond flour on hand and so just wondering if I can cook that with the hot milk instead of grinding blanched almonds? Please do let me know. I make something similar already by first reducing the milk for a while with cardamom and adding ground rice/rice powder then adding ground almonds to it after a while and cooking it all till thick.

  7. atiya

    It was yummy and I prepared it very quickly as almonds were already soaked and blanching was easily as it is the second day of Eid I served to the guests who had come to meet us and all enjoyed gulping down easily and asking for more.Thnks for the wonderful recipe

  8. runa

    god to watch this during ramzan is sinful…u r making me drool slurpp slurp :oops: looks really yumilicious n easy to make…will definitely serve to my guests on Eid..thanks for posting.

  9. Shilpa Garg

    Hi… I am new to your site. You have an amazing collection with such an easy step by step illustrations. I am so happy & delighted to find u:)… after reading this one cldnt stop myself… tday i tried it and needless to say it is simply divine :) .. thanks for all the gd work.. cheers!

  10. umsumaiya

    can we use almond flakes and if s give me the quantity also ??

    I have never tried to use the flakes. Lemme do some research and if I find something concrete, will update you on this :) –DK

  11. This looks really good!

  12. This badam kheer looks wonderful and devine.

  13. Nice recipe! I make a thinner version of this and call it badam milk :)

  14. My version/ understanding of badam kheer was garnishing almonds over a kheer. Never in my wildest dreams I imagined it was so delectable. :roll:

  15. OMG, this is something to crave. Hon, your constant step-by-steps pics are really an encouragement and they are excellent in guiding us make your dishes. Thank you.

    Thanks so much Cynth. This motivation is what gets me going :) –DK

  16. bhuvaneshwari

    hey dhivya this is sure a not-to-miss easy recipe… shall try it soon and let u knw..hopefully with pics :wink:

    Wud love to see your pictures and get your feedback Bhuvs :) –DK

  17. jay

    really nice toogood :oops: :-D

  18. Mona

    God!! you’re killing me!! I’m on a diet pllleeeeeaze stop!! *drool* *drool*

    Make it low fat ;) ;) U know u want it ;) (evil grin) –DK

  19. Irresisitible kheer….my most fav!

  20. this looks so so good,..will try this nd let u knw

  21. Wow so creamy…never tried them this way…looks like a long process for the lazy me…;)

    It just LOOKS long – but trust me – its nothing! U know you cant afford to miss the creamy dessert now, can u? The almonds are calling ur name :) –DK

  22. Yum..I haven’t heard of this one before..:).Of course the term Badam Geer[Yes,not Kheer :wink: ] is quite popular in Chennai and sadly that is not this luscious and creamy Kheer but a very diluted Badam milk:).Got to try this one:)

    Yes U r right! Its indeed called as Badam geer there ;) I have enjoyed them at Ranganathan theru (street) after a tiring sweaty day of shopping! This one tastes similar provided you add more water to that ;) They used to serve them in bottles with the same blanched almond garnishes (or was it cashews?!)..aah! Back to nostalgia! I used to come shopping only cos my mum used to promise me these ;) –DK

  23. Wow, if I said luscious, it would be an understatement! This looks very very sinful and yummy indeed. Will def make it soon and share the experience with you so you could showcase it :-D

    Yayyyyyyyy!!!! Tight hugs :) and hope your hands are better now – need to catch up with u! Its been so long! :( –DK

  24. musical

    :). Yes, less amount of sugar is my way too.

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