Badami Halu is a refreshing drink prepared with milk and crushed almonds. The sweet flavor of elaichi (cardamom) and kesari (saffron) add extra aroma to the drink. A good drink at any time, Badami Halu has some good medicinal properties. It is very helpful in reducing dry cough and helps to heal boils in the mouth or throat area. The drink has become so popular that almost every corner store in Bangalore
sells it. It is often served in marriages and other functions, with sweet dishes such as Chiroti and Pheni.