Easy Almond Kheer in 11 minutes (Traditional Badam Payasam)


Almond Kheer (Badam Payasam / badam kheer) is a creamy delicious Dessert prepared with Almonds, Cashews, Milk, Sugar, Khoya, Cardamom powder and Saffron strands. This is an easy recipe which can be prepared in a very short span of time. This is the traditional method and I learnt it from my Mother long ago. I used to prepare Almond Kheer (Badam Payasam) for any festival in this method every time.

Almond Kheer (Badam Payasam) is the most preferred dish in the marriage/party. It tastes exactly like the one which we used to have in marriages/parties. The specialty of this dish is that it tastes divine both as hot and cold. Why to wait for a marriage/party to enjoy this scrumptious dish which has a heavenly taste??? Here is the simple and very easy recipe of it to relish its taste at home.

Cooking time: 11- 13 minutes

Serves: 3-4


  • Almond- 40
  • Cashewnuts – 13
  • Boiled milk – 1 ¼ cup (where 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp  or cardamom – 4 to 5
  • Brown/normal Sugar – ¼ cup (1 cup=300ml)
  • Saffron strands – 10 and few for garnishing
  • Unsweetened Khoya – 100gms
  • Chopped Almonds – few (for garnishing)
  • Water – 110 ml


  1. Soak the Almonds and Cashew nuts in the Water (110 ml) for 1-2 hours.
  2. Grind the Almonds and Cashew nuts with the same Water to a smooth paste (I don’t prefer removing the skin of the Almonds as it contains nutrients). Ground paste is ready to use.
  3. Boil the boiled milk for 2 minutes in a Kadai at medium-high flame (The stove knob should be between the medium-high flame. I have used Hindalium Kadai).
  4. Add the Unsweetened Khoya to it and mix it well. Stir the mixture for 2 minutes.
  5. Then, add the prepared ground paste to it. Mix it well. Stir the mixture at frequent intervals for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the Sugar, Cardamom powder/Cardamom and Saffron strands to it. Mix it well.
  7. Stir the mixture until the desired consistency is reached (it took 4-5 minutes to get the desired consistency/consistency of a Kheer). Switch off the flame.
  8. Garnish with the chopped Almonds and Saffron (optional). Serve hot or chill.


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