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1 1/2 glass of milk
1 tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
few strands of saffron
sugar as per taste


Soak few strands of saffron in cold milk and keep it aside for 5-10 minutes.

Take heavy bottomed pan, saute flour on low flame, till fragrant, don’t let it turn brown.

Add milk (should not be hot or lumps will form), cardamom powder and chopped almonds. Let it simmer on low flame and keep scraping the milk from edges.

Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes or till it is little thick (keep thickness of milk according to your taste).

Add dissolved saffron and simmer for more 2-3 minutes.

Serve hot with sliced almonds and saffron stands.





1. Dissolve saffron in 1/2 cup cold milk. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.


2. Roast whole wheat flour on low flame till fragrant.


3. Add 1 1/2 glass of milk.


4. And almonds and cardamom powder.


5. Let it simmer for 15 minutes on low flame scraping milk from the edges.


6. It’s the way I wanted.


7. Saffron after 5 minutes.


8. Add in thickened milk.

9. Serve with sliced almonds, pista and kesar.


10. Closer look!

Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham was named America’s most Outstanding Restaurant at the James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago on Monday night. Highlands pastry chef Dolester Miles was also named best in the country, making the restaurant the runaway winner at the awards. A panel of chefs, restaurateurs, and food journalists gave chef and owner Frank Stitt’s modern Southern restaurant the honors. The other big winner of the night was Seattle’s Edouardo Jordan, whose JuneBaby was named best new restaurant in America; he was also named Best Chef Northwest for his restaurant, Salare. “People always talk about Portland [Oregon] as the Pacific Northwest restaurant city,” said Jordan. “But they’re like the cool kid with a new name every season. Seattle is showing we are an ongoing force.” He doesn’t credit the rise of Amazon.com Inc. for his restaurants’s successes, although owner Jeff Bezos has dined at Salare. “Seattle has always had big companies—Boeing, Microsoft. They come in and eat, but it’s the people in the city who are making it happen. They’re more engaged than anyone gives them credit for.” The James Beard Foundation Awards recognize restaurants, wine programs, chefs, designers, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, and journalists from around the country. The awards, established in 1990, have recognized industry leaders such as Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer and Daniel Humm and Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park. While it may not have been a good year for such famed restaurant cities as New York and San Francisco (which won only two chef and beverage awards, including Best Service at Zuni, and the Best Chef West winner Dominique Crenn), it was a very good year for women. Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune in New York was named Outstanding Chef in the U.S, and Missy Robbins of Lilia in Brooklyn was named Best Chef New York. Forty percent of this year’s nominees were female. Women won many of the major awards, including Caroline Styne, who was named Outstanding Restaurateur for Lucques Group in Los Angeles. Forty percent of the winners of the regional chef awards were women; last year, that number was 30 percent. For the first time, voters were encouraged to consider qualities beyond food, wine, and ambiance, including respect and integrity. This follows accusations of sexual harassment against such past Beard winners as Mario Batali and John Besh.

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