Ukala Milk for Kojagari Purnima

Ukala or Badam Milk is a traditional must-have sweet confectionary on Kojagari Purnima. This festival marks the end of monsoon. Moon gazers love this night because you get to stare at the moon smiling big and gorgeous.

I remember as kid I used to tag along with Mom to the Kojagari Purnima Night outs. It used to be a gala time where all the ladies from the colony got decked up and gather on the terrace. They used to play games, eat great food, gossip, drink ukala and then watch the full moon in a bowl full of milk.

Today, some of the age old traditional ways of socializing are getting replaced with Facebook wall so might as well use this platform to share those memories.

So let's drink some milk and find some moonlight.

Ukala Milk or Almond Milk or Badam Milk 

Ingredients: For 2 Glass of milk

  • 7-8 Almonds 
  • Cardamom powder
  • 5-6 Saffron strands 
  • 2-3 tbsp Sugar
  • Roast the almonds in a pan. You can dry roast or use some ghee to roast to give more richness to the milk. 
  • Ground the almonds into a fine powder. 
  • Heat the milk in pot then add sugar, almond powder, cardamom powder and bring it to boil. 
  • Afterwhich add the saffron strands. 
  • Serve hot, cold or warm as you relish.
  • Pistachio can also highlight the drink. If you like can use cream as well for more creamer effect.

Badam Milk 
Show stopper of the Night: Moon :)

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