Winter Special Besan aur Badam Doodh

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 congestions. 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. The milk has a nutty taste of roasted chickpea flour, the richness of almonds. The kids also like this warm milk.

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


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 Ladoos for winter warmers. If you think that these ladoos are too heavy and sweet for to consume due to sugar and ghee in it, you can have this milk as in this 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 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 warm drink..

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Keyword: Chickpea Flour and Almond Milk, Gluten-free, Kids Friendly, Vegetarian, Winter Special Drink
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Swati


  • 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.

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. That’s what my mom always told us as it benefits best during night when the body is at rest and absorbs all the nutrients well.

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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22 thoughts

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

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

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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