Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Badaam sheera

Traditional confinement foods: Recipe for Badaam sheera

Check out this recipe for one of the simplest and most effective traditional confinement foods in India

Badaam sheera which is quite popular in North India is another one of the traditional confinement foods. Because of sheera's primary ingredient, the dish is believed to be rich in vitamins E and B12, carbohydrates and minerals like manganese, magnesium, copper and phosphorus. All of these essential nutrients together help to heal the vagina and also provide strength to a new mum.


  • Water-soaked almonds (badaam) 1½ cups
  • Double toned or skimmed milk 3 cups
  • Ghee ¼ cup
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Pistachio nuts 1 tsp
  • Diluted saffron paste 1 tsp


  • Soak 1.5 cups of dry almonds overnight in a bowl of water. Peel the skin off and grind in to fine paste the next morning.
  • Heat some ghee in a pan. Fry the almond paste till it turns brown. Slowly add some milk and keep stirring till it thickens.
  • You can add sugar or jaggery as you please and garnish the paste-like drink with saffron and chopped pistachios or even almonds. You can add some ghee to it and have it as a sweet dish in the morning or add two tablespoons of this mixture to milk and drink it as badaam milk.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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