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5 from 3 votes

Kesar Pista Masala Milk Mix - Saffron Pistachio Beverage

Kesar Pista Masala milk mix or powder. Grind and keep in a jar. Blend with chilled non dairy milk and serve. Vegan gluten-free Soy-fee Recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 96kcal
Author: Vegan Richa


  • 2 tbsp raw pistachio
  • 1 tbsp raw cashews
  • 3 tbsp sugar or add sweetener of choice later
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/8 tsp fennel seeds optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp poppy seeds
  • 8 to 10 strands of saffron


  • Grind the nuts to a coarse powder. Add sugar and the rest of the ingredients and grind until well blended.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Blend 2 Tbsp or more of the mix with a cup of non dairy milk. Use a blender. Taste and adjust sweet if needed. Chill the blended mixture for a few minutes so the saffron gets some time to infuse the drink. Serve as is or with a dollop of whipped coconut cream.


Variation: Toast the raw nuts lightly on a skillet for a minute or 2. Cool then grind.
Add 1/4 tsp turmeric for color.
Add ice for iced masala milk.
Omit the sugar from the mix and use sweetener of choice when blending.
Nutritional values based on one serving


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 73mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg