Badam oil

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deepshan79 2010-04-14 16:46:41


My son is one year and two months now. Can i give him badam oil to improve his brain development. Will it help at this stage?

mickey 2010-04-14 17:14:31


Hi Deepshan,

I think introducing badam oil is too early at this stage.You really don't know these oils which you find in super markets or medical stores.

You can alternatively grate walnuts and  badam which is soaked overnight  and give him mixed with honey. You don't need to soak walnuts. It is very good and can be mixed with cerelac/farex/nestum.





aanchal 2010-04-14 22:23:11


i agree with mickey..the oils u see at supermarkets are not necessarily pure oils..most of them are synthetic oils or a base oil+desired fragrance.

u can soak badam overnight and rub it with saffron+few drops of milk to make little paste (approx 1 tsp). u can give this to yr child everyday..some kids get lose motion while some get constipation with badam in this form. so u need to be careful.

another good method  is to make  powder of almonds+cashewnuts+walnuts and store it in an airtight container in fridge. u can add this powder in porridge/kheer/milk

be careful with the type of almond..bitter almond oil, if taken orally, can be very dangerous..its only sweet almond thats edible

take care :)


NJ 2010-04-16 11:35:41


Any recipe on how to make badam milk for 2 year old? I had tried making it once , but it did not come out properly. ie the badam did not get ground properly and bits of badam were floating on the milk making my son cough up during drinking.


aanchal 2010-04-16 12:34:20


u can saute almonds in little ghee, till they get them and then grind them into fine powder. this should dissolve properly when u boil it in milk. u can strain the milk after boiling, to prevent any choking.   :)


NJ 2010-04-16 13:29:47


What is the procedure to grind them in a fine powder. I tried grinding 5 almonds in the little mixie jar, but it did not get ground to a fine powder.


mickey 2010-04-16 13:46:56


Hi NJ,

For 4-5 pieces of roasted badam, mixie will not work. Try to pound them in a mini grinding stone, the one used for chutneys or for grinding idly batter in good old days. These days you also get them in heavy steel or Iron in kitchen stores. I use the same. I don't  know what u call it in English or Hindi. In Telegu it is known as 'roll'.

Try this one and as Aanchal said , strain the milk if at all you find some small lumps of badam.





aanchal 2010-04-16 14:45:04


u can grind more and store it in an airtight container in fridge..i make it every monday and use it during the problems as such..try it.


roses 2010-07-10 02:13:03


Aanchal - need your inputs. I am trying out your suggestion of grinding a week's supply for my little one. I am not too sure as to how much I should grind.

I recall for my pregnancy I just took the entire packet because we had to make laddoos but for the littlr one I am not too sure how much should I give him everyday and what quantity should I grind for a week.

I have been giving him soaked badaam and nuts but the quanity is more per his wishes than a regular recommended intake. For walnuts I had read we need at least 8 full walnuts to meet the days omega-3 supply. What would you recommend should I make sure his intake is.


aanchal 2010-07-10 14:23:54


hi roses..there is no fixed ratio that i follow..i just mix a handful of each for the late i have started adding less of walnuts coz my son doesnt like the bitter taste of it..i think the quantity depends on how yr kid digests it. lot of dryfruits may reduce the appetite or cause change in motions. since my son can chew well now, i add  finely shredded dryfruits to his bowl of kheer/sevai too. if u see him u wont believe that he takes dryfruits everyday coz he looks very thin(he is tall for his age, and had average weight, so looks too slim)


roses 2010-07-11 04:31:26


Thanks so much Aanchal! I've just finished making the first round of the weekly supply!

I am so looking froward to the day that my little one can start chewing some on his own. I am sure yoru little one is burning it off with all the running around....I have started to get mine used to walnuts by slipping small pieces to him while he is busy playing. The first time round he just spit them out ! I used to give him flaked badam (the cake baking ones) but that is so little of an intake. You will not believe it as a baby he would take in quite a lot of soaked and ground badam, but these days know toddlerhood ! 

I'll take yoru suggestion... guess the best way would be to grind them and sneak them in his food.





manju2madhu 2010-07-11 07:52:07


Hi! I saw this receipe in

Ingredients - Makes 1 cup Almond-Milk-Mix

  • Almonds - 1 cup
  • sugar - 1/2 cup
  • cardamoms - 6-8
  • Saffron strands - 1 teaspoon


  • Roast lightly almonds. The purpose is just to remove any moisture in them so that you can grind them to fine powder. Cool.
  • Mix together roasted almonds, sugar, saffron, cardmom pods.
  • Grind to a find powder.
  • Store in an airtight jar. Use when needed.

    You can use this almond powder mix to make hot as well as chilled badam milk. Strain the milk if  you find some small lumps of badam or seive the almond powder before storing.


roses 2010-07-11 09:39:37


Sounds yum! I don't think there'll be any left by the time I am done with straining. It'll all be in my tummy !


mickey 2010-07-11 17:22:08


Hi Roses,

Instead of weekly storage, you can make an  instant powder with  little  quantity of dry fruits using  mortar and pessle. I couldn't mention this in my above post dated 16th Apr'10. I mentioned it as roll .

Thanks Manju for the delicious recipe.

Hi Aanchal, good to know that son loves to have dry fruits in kheer. My daughter rejects it. I only give it her in a powder form. She is a very fussy eater.




aanchal 2010-07-11 17:54:21


@kiran..all kids are fussy when it comes to son has a sweet tooth..he can eat almost anything thats shows his fussiness when i serve him roti, gravies, curries, salads..if it were upto him, he wouldnt eat anything except kheer, rasgulla, gulabjamun, pastries, fruits, curd, pizza, burger and french fries. (the only 2 healthy favorite being curd and fruits)

@roses: did u make the mixture? and how much of it went into your tummy?

@manju: thanks for sharing the website.


roses 2010-07-14 06:53:35


Hi Mickey- Thanks ! I will try that too ...but just now it is a wait and watch scenario..

On that and Aanchal's question: Aanchal - I made the powder by week's supply and mixed some in milk with a little thandai powder (rather than manju's recipe coz I know it would not last!)..guess what - he figured it was something good that was being sneaked into his milk (food) and he threw up all of it ! I had made sure it was very smooth powder (no piecec)... even then. He's like your sone - similar taste and teh only two favorite healthy food being fruits and curd.

I'll try it again tomorrow. Otherwise I will mix it in the form of a paste and give him a spoonful. That way I know it will go down with food.


roses 2010-07-14 06:57:02


And...Aanchal, if he is not ready then all that good stuff will actually be in my tummy!


saishha 2011-03-08 12:45:03


hi anchal my 11month old daughter has an eczema problem and is lactose intolerant, due to which i cant use cows milk in food preparationns any good nutritious reciepes for her, her weight is oke but she looks very lean.


aanchal 2011-03-08 13:42:07


saishha, m very sorry to hear that. ask your daughter's doc if you can substitute cow's milk with soya milk.



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