Whole milk - 1 & 1/4 cup
Palm sugar/Brown sugar/Naatu sarkarai - 1 tsp
Cardamom - 1
Cloves - 2
Pepper - 3
Cinnamon stick - a very small piece
Nutmeg powder - a pinch
Dry ginger powder - a generous pinch
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Badam/Almonds - 5
Saffron - a few threads
Sara paruppu/Chironji Seeds / Piyal - few for garnish
Soak badam in hot water for 30 minutes.Remove skin and grind to a smooth paste.
Slightly crush the cardamom,pepper & cloves.
Boil milk in a pan add the crushed spices,nutmeg,ginger powder,sugar,ground badam paste & turmeric powder.
Boil this mixture for 5 minutes in medium low flame.
Switch off the flame and filter the milk.
Pour it in a glass add the saffron threads & sara paruppu.
Mix & serve hot!
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