Badam Powder: The Exquisite Additive in the Taste Paradise
Badam (known as almond) is a pale elliptical nut that has its origin in Iran but cultivates in various countries. Almond is the edible seed from the almond tree, scientifically called Prunus dulcis. In India, Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh produce more almonds than the other states.
Almond is one of the main sources of nourishment. It contains protein, magnesium, vitamin E, fat, manganese, fiber, and a considerable amount of phosphorus, vitamin B2, and copper. Almond also consists of antioxidants. Moreover, it helps to prevent the disease like cancer, aging, inflammation, and assists in blood sugar control. Above all, it keeps you healthy.
The almonds are for sale in different types such as raw, roasted, shell detached, etc. They are used to make almond milk, oil, powder, marzipan (almond paste), etc.
The art of preparing badam powder:
Badam Powder is a powder made by the blanching, roasting, and grinding the almonds. Now, let’s go through the making of badam powder.
- 1 cup of almonds.
- 2-3 cups of water
- Boil the water in a large pan.
- Add almonds and let it be for 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the water and rinse the almonds.
- Dry them with a napkin.
- Remove the shells from the almonds.
- Now, take the almonds in a pan and roast them until they dry and set aside.
- Add them to a grinder or a mixer and grind them.
The Badam powder has various purposes such as badam milk, facial, skin care, baby’s milk, cereals, and also in homemade curry and stew.
Badam milk is the paradise that we all tasted with passion. You can also add some saffron or cardamom powder to the almond milk as a flavouring. The pinch of sweetness and nuttiness the badam powder gives to any recipe is unbeatable.