This recipe makes milk delicious and more nutritious. It takes a max. of 10 minutes to prepare the drink. Ragi adds nutrition and texture. The saffron gives colour and flavour. Almonds add nutrition and richness to this dish.
Health Benefits of Ragi includes:
  • Ragi It make kids bone stronger, acts as a tonic for lack of milk production in lactating women.
  • Ragi is a rich source of calcium and fiber and it helps to lower cholesterol level.
  • Ragi is one of the best health foods for reducing weight, controlling diabetes and cooling the body.
  • Ragi can be used as a substitute for people allergic to milk.
Almonds do have varied benefits:
  • Helps Lower LDL-Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
  • Protect against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease and are cardio-protective
  • Almond's Healthy Fats May Help You Lose Weight
Saffron also does have its own benefits:
The active components in saffron have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-oxidant and digestive.

Milk- 2cups (I used low fat milk)
Ragi powder- 1 tablespooon
Almonds/ badam (Blanched/ Normal)- 10
Saffron strands- ½ teaspoon
Sugar- 1 teaspoon

  • In a milk pan add milk, sugar, ragi powder and dissolve well with a ladle without forming any lumps.
  • Switch on the gas and allow the ragi mixed milk to boil. When it starts to boil stir continuously with a ladle.
  • Reduce the flame to medium and cook ragi milk (till the raw taste of ragi goes completely) around two to three minutes constantly stirring.
  • Take almonds in a blender to make a fine power and add this in to the boiling ragi milk.
  • Add saffron strands as well. Allow to cook for two minutes and put off the gas.
  • Serve hot or chilled.
  • Note: During the whole process constant stirring is essential to avoid forming lumps.
  • Ragi should not be added to boiling milk,  since hot milk may cause lumps to be formed.
  • Don’t allow to cook for long time. This affects the taste and consistency.