Kesar Badam Lassi – Saffron Almond Yogurt Drink



Some days, I feel I have to leave the blog blank, but still cannot help myself by plugging in something. The climate is changing nowadPinays, to leave some beautiful mornings and evenings. I love the way the sky becomes multicolored by the time it is sunset, moving on from shades of orange to yellow to blue to black! The transition just looks so amazing. A couple of days ago, when I was out with the kids, we just had a few moments staring into the sky after the Maghrib (sunset time) prayers and I asked Rasha to name all the colors that she could see. More than what I mentioned above, she could see pink as well, it seems! Now where and how she saw pink, I really don’t know, but she really vouched for it and I had to agree that ummi was slightly color blind! Hehe… Hoping to get some awesome climate with plenty of sunshine and lovely breeze over the coming days, InShaAllah… πŸ™‚


Once, when the kids were sleeping, HD and I had a late lunch over some movie on the TV – now, do you guys do that? I really hate it, but what to do? My HD needs the TV on while having food! Hehe… – I was craving for something sweet to go down after lunch. Searching through the pantry, I whipped up this quick lassi which was so cooling on the tummy after a heavy and spicy lunch. I must say that I drank most of the lassi because the saffron flavor is my favorite and HD’s not-so-favorite. Sometimes, he does feel that I do it purposely so that I get the major share! πŸ˜‰


I just love the flavor of saffron… seriously… That reminds me how much I used to loathe saffron when HD would put it in my milk, at the time I was carrying Rasha, and now I am just the opposite… yeah, life is funny at times! πŸ™‚

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Kesar Badam Lassi - Saffron Almond Yogurt Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup yogurt whipped
  • A generous pinch of saffron
  • 6-8 almonds
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of cardamom optional


  • Warm 1/2 cup of milk in the microwave for 45 seconds. Divide into two bowls.
  • In one part, soak the saffron and in the other, the almonds for around 15 minutes.
  • Now, put in all the ingredients including the soaked milks into a blender and blend until smooth. Sieve and pour into glasses. Serve and devour immediately!!!

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  1. refreshing lassi. Love the addition of kesar and badam.. My daughter is asking me to make it now. Going to try this and will get back to you.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha… hope you made it and enjoyed it as well…

  2. Looks very refreshing!!
    LOL at using saffron flavor purposefully πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi… πŸ™‚

  3. Refreshing one….you are preparing lovely lassis….. thanks for sharing saffron flower first seeing this πŸ™‚

    me too think you are doing that purposely for major share πŸ˜‰

    1. Hehe, Resna! πŸ˜› Thanks a lot… πŸ™‚

  4. I like Saffron in my 'Rava Kesari', 'Milk' ,'Kheer' or even in Icecream.

    1. Ah, just like me, Dipti! Thanks a lot…

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  5. the word kesar badam itself is making it so royal…. just luv any lassi..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  6. Very easy & simple to make πŸ™‚ loving the badami lassi πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  7. Lovely drink. Just like you, I like something sweet after a spicy meal.

    1. Thank you so much Nava…

  8. My most favorite and an apt drink for the season

    1. Thank you so much Ramya…

  9. u r more into lassi these days, ha? luv the froth on top of lassi

    1. Anganeyilla Hasna, everytime I have yogurt in the fridge so this is one of the ways to finish it… hehe… thanks a lot dear…

  10. Love the saffron flavor in lassi !!!

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  11. Healthy and refreshing lassi …yummy dear πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Asha… πŸ™‚

  12. Lassi is something for which the craving is always there for me and the kids..but saffron flavor..that's not my choice(like your HD). Would love try the same but I would omit the saffron part;)

    1. πŸ™‚ Not every1 is the same dear… thanks a lot…

  13. Yummy lassi.. Looks so refreshing

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  14. Love the lassi…I too love saffron part of it…ahh husband kande pidichu alle the reason for putting saffron

    1. Hehe… πŸ˜› thanks a lot, Anupa…

  15. I too love to watch the different shades of sky n sometimes I feels that there are some shapes nd images formed in d sky……..Ur lassi z soo refreshing and lovely πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  16. looks sooo tempting n very refreshing…

    1. Thank you so much Divya…

  17. Healthy n refreshing drink,looks great

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  18. What a super delicious drink Rafee… Very refreshing

    1. Thank you so much Rekha…

  19. Refreshing lassi, love the flavors in it..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  20. yummy n healthy milkshake… i must try …

    1. Thank you so much Preeti…

  21. Loved that little mischief Rafee! I too do something similar, just remembered as I went through the post! My DH doesn't love me adding ginger for our tea n I love it, so the day I add it ,I get to drink more! πŸ˜‰ Well the lassi is quite soothing I think! Pic says it all

    1. Isn't this the fun of life??? πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

  22. Very healthy and refreshing Lassi…

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  23. My son will drink without giving it to u…Rafz

    1. Hehe… thanks a lot, Shobana…

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