Ramadan Kareem. Wishing you a very happy and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan, 9th month in Islamic calendar is celebrated by fasting for 30 days from sunrise to sunset. With the start of Ramadan, much acclaimed event ‘Joy From Fasting To Feasting’ also starts. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this will be the 10th and last season of the event. Joy From Fasting To Feasting – a global Ramadan event where 30 Muslim food bloggers round the globe come share their Ramadan joy through their recipes melting the continents….erasing the distances…filling the hearts with love and making the 30 days period of fasting more beautiful and memorable. So gear up yourself to read and learn more about Ramadan.
When you are fasting for a full day, then drinks play major role in hydrating and refreshing your body. If you fall in a part of the continent where summers are at peak now, then a chilled glass of refreshing drinks is a must. Our today’s drink Badam ka Harira is a traditional recipe which is mostly made during winters to keep the body warm and nourished. This drink is also made and served during iftar in many households during Ramadan.
Badam ka Harira is more like light soup in consistency, filling and nourishing. When consumed after a daylong fast, this drink will be gentle on your tummy too. There are different ways of making this badam ka harira aka almond drink and I follow this simple recipe given by my dear friend Q.
Badam ka Harira
- 3 tbsp. raw Rice, I used Basmati
- 15 Almonds
- 1 tbsp. dry Coconut powder
- 1 tbsp. Ghee
- 2 Cloves
- 1 1’ inch piece Cinnamon
- 1 Cardamom
- 3 tbsp. Sugar
- 200 ml Milk
- Boil milk and leave to come down to room temperature. Wash and soak raw rice in enough water for ½ hour. Soak almonds for 2-3 hours. Peel the skin and set aside.
- Drain the water from rice and almonds and add them to a mixer jar along with coconut powder. Grind to smooth paste by adding little water.
- Now place a clean kitchen cloth or muslin cloth over a big bowl and empty contents of the jar. Bring the ends of the cloth together and squeeze the liquid. Repeat the process for 2-3 times by adding little water to the contents of the cloth. Set the liquid aside.
- You can either use fine sieve instead of cloth to extract the liquid from the above ground ingredients.
- In a skillet, add ghee and when it heats up add clove, cardamom and cinnamon stick. Fry for a second and reduce the flame. Now slowly add above collected liquid. Stir continuously to avoid lumps.
- Continue stirring until the liquid thickens and turn into smooth paste. Now slowly by continuously stirring add in milk. Stir in sugar. Bring this to boil and turn off the flame.
- Our badam ka harira is ready. Serve warm or chilled by garnishing with chopped almonds.
- Add love to make this badam ka harira taste ‘Yummy’.
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If you are looking out for yummy, refreshing and hydrating drinks for your iftar time, then do check out my Drinks and Shakes page for more recipes.