Monday, 2 February 2015

Almond Masala milk


Masala Milk is a very popular milk drink served at weddings and special occasions all over India.It is a milk drink made from full fat dairy milk which is boiled and reduced and than  enchriched with spices nuts and saffron. It can be served hot or cold. I have given this traditional drink a twist by making it with almond milk.



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Almond Masala milk


Beautiful araomatic Indian spices fused in sweet almond milk with royal nuts and saffron

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 10 raw almonds
  • 10 raw cashew nuts
  • 10 raw pistachio nuts
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon powder
  • few strands saffron

Method:

1.Soak the almonds in 1 cup water for 2 hours 2.Add the soaked almonds and two cups of water to the Optimum 9400 and blend the almonds until you get smooth almond milk.3.Line a large jug with a muslin cloth and pour the almond milk into it to strain the milk. Squeeze out the milk and discard the almond residue.4.Pour the almond milk into a bottle and keep it in the fridge and use as required 5.Coarsely grind the nuts in the Optimum 9400 and keep them aside 6.Pour the almond milk into pan and heat it up to slow simmer 7.Add a few strands of saffron, the ground nuts, cardamom powder and the sugar and mix together 8.Pour the hot almond masala milk into serving glasses and serve hot
Details
Prep time:10 mins Cooking Time:5 minutes Soaking Time:2 hours  Total time:2.15 hours Yield: 6 servings


I made my Almond milk in the The Optimum 9400 blender which was sent to me by Froothie to try out, you can see the original review here. 
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37 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting and can see it would make a nice alternative to those everyday hot drinks.

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  2. I so need to try and make this! If i only had that blender...

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  3. Oh this looks delicious. My drink of choice is Chai, so I will have to give this a go.

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    1. Ooh, I love chai too and this does sound like something not dissimilar. Something to definitely try!

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  4. I have just emailed this to myself because it sounds right up my street x

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  5. That sounds absolutely delicious, and something I will be having a go at!

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  6. Such pretty photos and such an exotic sounding drink, I'd love to try it.

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  7. ooh this sounds nice, i'd certainly like to try it.

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  8. Looks like a delicious combination of ingredients for a drink.

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  9. mm this sounds like it would be amazingly tasty! It looks so pretty too!

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  10. Ooh this looks lovely - I didn't even think about making an almond milk from scratch but would definitely give it a go now!

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  11. not sure I would be brave enough to try this...

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  12. Everything about this drink sounds gorgeous- and the pictures are even more delectable!

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  13. Oooo how interesting, I have never heard of anything like this before, I think my eldest would like this very much, thanks for sharing

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  14. It looks like it is lovely and creamy. I don't like nuts but my husband would love this.

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  15. This sounds really interesting - love the combo of flavours. Have pinned it to my World Foods board over on Pinterest x

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  16. I love almonds and can imagine that is delicious!

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  17. I love almond milk and this recipe looks really tempting - I love the taste of cardamom so I must try this out!

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  18. I really like the sound of this, I wonder if I could swap the spice for cinnamon

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  19. Delicious and healthy.. Love those glasses too :)

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  20. I love making my own almond milk. It saves me so much money!

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  21. What a lovely recipe and one I must try I need to be adventurous with my drinks !

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  22. I've never had almonds before so I wonder what this would taste like. Looks very nice. I couldn't imagine ever spending that amount of money on a blender! I moaned when I was looking at ones that cost £40. haha

    The Life of Leeshastarr

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  23. Looks great Nayna & I've pinned it to my Dairy Free board :)
    Janie x

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  24. I' bet the cardamom adds a beautiful flavour to the sweet nuts

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  25. I love my Froothie blender. I tried almond milk the other day and was not keen on the flavour but I bet adding the cardamom and saffron makes this really nice.

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  26. This sounds delicious and warming. I haven't made a nut milk before but would love to try. Is it a hit with kids?

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  27. I do love the combination of almonds and cardamom.

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  28. Hi Nayna! I won a giveaway you ran in December and heard from you on Twitter on Jan 1st. Since then I have still not received my oxo pop storage container/s. Please could you look into it for me? I'd very much appreciate it, thanks. (You contacted me on Twitter - @RosieRowe) and I've tweeted you twice!

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  29. If this taste as good as your chai tea you made for me once I would love a cuppa! Looks fab too, love those little glasses :)

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  30. This brings back so many memories. My Mum used to make this a lot.

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  31. Never tried this before but it sounds delicious

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  32. This looks and sounds delicious - I'd never heard of it before!

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  33. I have not heard of this before but it sounds really delicious.

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  34. this sounds interesting , something i would be happy to give a try

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  35. Lovely recipe, I love milk and this is such a typically Indian recipe !

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