Traditional Almond Drink (Badama Doodh)

Traditional Almond Drink (Badama Doodh)

Our ancestors didn't have instant badam drink powders during their times, back then they ground badam with jaggery and cardamom to make a delicious drink! It is rich, favourful and absolutely healthy! Tastes great as-is or when served chilled. It is creamy and sure to delight your taste buds. And the best part gives you all the nutrients and energizes you for a whole day, also energizes you after a tiring day. 

This a traditional summer drink, called as badama doodh in Konkani, prepared by soaking almonds. It contains only 3 ingredients and is easy to prepare. An easy, quick, healthy alternative to store bought, preservatives rich juices.


  • 8 Almonds
  • 1/2 cup powdered jaggery
  • 3-4 cardamoms

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Preparation Method:

1. Soak almonds overnight or soak them for a minimum of 4 hours.

2. Grind the soaked almonds with jaggery, cardamom into a smooth paste. Adjust the amount of jaggery you add according to your taste.

3. Add about 1-2 cups of water to the ground paste and mix well. Dilute the juice according to your taste.

4. Garnish it with chopped almonds/saffron if you wish. Serve it as-is or chilled and enjoy.

Here are a few more traditional drinks: Poppy seeds juiceSesame juiceGreen gram juiceCantaloupe drinkHibiscus JuiceFinger Millet Juice (Nanchane Udha).

 Tags: Traditional summer drink, badama doodh, almond drink, healthy, Konkani recipe, Konkani cuisine, Konkani food