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.
About the Recipe
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 ailments.
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.
Benefits of Besan Doodh
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.
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!!
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.
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Recipe Card for Besan Badam Doodh
Stepwise pics to make Besan Badam Doodh
Winter Special Besan Aur Badam Dooh
- 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.
Do try this warm and nutritious milk preparation when you want something comforting or suffering from cold-related infections.
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