Winter Special Besan aur Badam Doodh

Winter Special Besan Badam Doodh recipe

Besan Badam Doodh or Chickpea Flour and Almond Milk is a winter special drink that is popular in the Northern States of India. It is a home remedy for cold-related infections and chest congestion.

What is Besan Badam Doodh

Milk boiled with nutritious chickpea flour, almonds, turmeric and black pepper  and consumed especially in winters before going to bed. It is a tried and tested remedy for cold and cough and winter related aliments.

Mom used to give us a glass of this warm delicious drink at night just before going to bed during the winter months. Now I give it to my kids sometimes when the temperatures here are below freezing point or when they suffer from cold and cough.

This milk has a nutty taste of roasted chickpea flour, the richness of almonds. Kids also like this warm milk.


As per Ayurveda, this milk has all ingredients that protect and strengthens the body to fight infections. Turmeric, ginger powder and black pepper, desi ghee build immunity, are anti-carcinogenic, remove toxins from the body, good for hair and skin.

Other winter special recipes from the blog.. Wheat Ragi and Edible Gum Ladoos, Tilkut, Missi Roti, Golden Smoothie for Winters with raw Turmeric, Mixed Nut Gur Chikki, Til and Khus Khus Chikki with Coconut sugar

Winter Special Besan Badam Doodh

Today is the Day 3  for week 1 Blogging Marathon#96 and this is my 3rd post for Kid’s Delight Event with the theme Winter Warmers.

My first post was on Besan aur Badam Ke Ladoo for winter warmers. Due to sugar and ghee if these ladoos are too heavy and sweet for you ,have this milk.  The amount of sugar and ghee used is very less and can be adjusted as per your requirement. Also, this is a recipe that comes handy and very useful when kids or grown-ups are down with cold and cough and want a good night sleep!!

Let’s see the recipe of this healthy and nutritious Besan aur Badam Doodh..

Winter Special Besan Aur Badam Dooh

Winter Special Milk, with chickpea flour, almonds and spices like turmeric, black pepper, ginger powder. Learn how to make this magical drink that nourishes and protects the body during cold and harsh winters. 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2 Cups


  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 2 tbsp Besan/Chickpea Flour
  • 2-3 tbsp Finely ground Almonds
  • 1 tsp Desi Ghee
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
  • A pinch Black Pepper
  • 2-3 tsp Sugar or as required


  • Dry roast besan/chickpea flour till it starts to give nutty aroma, add and mix desi ghee and roast further till light brown in color.
  • Add milk and mix nicely, make sure no lumps are formed.
  •  Next add turmeric powder, ginger powder, black pepper powder, powdered almonds and sugar . Mix nicely.
  • Boil for 3-4 mins, keep stirring in between to avoid burnt milk at the bottom.
  • Serve hot.


You can add saffron strands in place of turmeric powder.
We prefer moderately sweet milk, add sugar as required.
For vegans, you can use almond milk or any non-dairy milk, though I have never used it in this preparation.
Keyword Chickpea Flour and Almond Milk, Gluten-free, Kids Friendly, Vegetarian, Winter Special Drink

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Besan Badam Doodh recipe

Do try this warm and nutritious milk preparation when you want something comforting or suffering from cold-related infections. Kids and grown-ups all are going to love this. Take this before going to bed and avoid taking cold water after this. My mom always told us as that it benefits best during night when the body is at rest and absorbs all the nutrients well.

Winter Special Besan Aur Badam Doodh

Sending this to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by PJ themed on Winter Warmers for Day 2 Week 1. 


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#96.

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Author: Swati

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35 thoughts

  1. We usually have haldi doodh when its cold or when we have a flu. However, have never tried besan air badam doodh. Its an interesting recipe which I’ve bookmarked to try out soon.

  2. Now this is one delicious drink. I have never tried adding besan to badam milk but I think it will taste awesome.

  3. Besan badam doodh sounds absolutely perfect for the cold weather. I have never added Besan to milk. Will definitely try your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing Swaty.

  4. This is really interesting Swaty, I’m bookmarking it to try soon. Going to see if my vegetarian kids will have it, anything to up their protein intake!

    1. Glad you liked the recipe Azlin.. do try it tastes delicious and is very comforting.. should go well with kids as my kids love to have this in winters..

  5. That is a very interesting milk recipe with roasted besan. I can almost imagine how tasty this would be with roasted besan and almonds. Perfect winter warmer.

    1. Thanks Jacqueline!! Do give it a try, it’s a home remedy used by mothers in India, for cold and cough. Prefer to have it at night just before bedtime.

  6. Wow! Except the addition of besan and almond powder, I make the milk regularly at bedtime .I shall try the addition of besan next time. Sounds like a good remedy for the winters.

    1. Priya, do try this combo, it’s a home remedy for cold and cough that is commonly used in North India,

  7. I have all of the ingredients in my cupboard except for the ghee. I’m vegan. Do you think coconut milk would work as a sub?

    1. Cindy, you can kip ghee, dry roast the chickpea flour. I have never used coconut milk with chickpea flour. If you have used coconut milk, you can try that. Do give the feedback with coconut milk.

    1. Thanks, Varada for letting me know, updated the recipe now, it added along with turmeric powder and ginger powder..

  8. Besan and badaam doodh is a perfect warmer , turmeric adds on to the warmth . It looks fantastic with great flavours .

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