This is a traditional recipe from my family. Milk is must everyday and on special occasions it would get transformed into this fragrant, pale yellow elixir which tastes heavenly. My best memories of the drink are the fasting days when it would be especially made and devoured eagerly.
Milk with saffron and almonds is known for its health benefits. Saffron has digestive, anti - oxidant, antiseptic and also anti - depressive properties. Almonds have Protein, Fiber, Vitamin E, Manganese and Magnesium.
1 liter milk
10 pieces almonds
10 pieces cashew nuts
Fat pinch of saffron
2 tablespoons sugar
Soak the almonds and cashew nuts in water for about an hour. Peel the almonds and slice both in long slivers.
In a thick bottomed pan, heat the milk. When it comes to a boil, take aside a few spoonfuls and soak the saffron in it. Add sugar to the milk and continue to heat till the sugar dissolves. Now add the soaked saffron and continue to boil till the milk starts becoming darker in color and reducing in volume. When it reaches 3/4th volume, switch off the heat. Add the nuts.
You can enjoy it either hot, warm or chilled!