Almond Payasam

Almond Payasam
  • Yield : one big bowl
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 30m
  • Ready In : 45m

Almond Payasam is a very rich dish made from milk and and almonds. This is a great desert and can be served after meal. You will love to eat the rich and creamy texture of this dish.It is also called a s Badam Kheer. The aroma of Cardamom and Saffron will set your mood.




  • 3/4 cup almonds (badam)
  • 5 cups (1 litre) milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder (optional)
  • 1 tsp saffron (kesar) strands


Step 1

Soak the almonds in hot water for 1 to 2 hours or till their skin is easily comes off. Drain the water and remove the skin from the almonds. Take a mixture and blend it to a fine paste.

Step 2

Take the milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel or karahi and boil it on full heat. Slow the heat to medium and reduce the milk to ¾ of its quantity while stirring continuously with a palta.

Step 3

Then add almond paste and sugar and mix them well and simmer for another 4 minutes. Add nutmeg powder, cardamom powder and saffron and simmer for another two minutes. During the process don't forget to stir continuously.

Step 4

When it cools completely shift the dish to a bowl and refrigerate it for 2 hours.

Step 5

Serve chilled.

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