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    Thandai Recipe: Method and Ingredients

    Best Summer drink and a milk-based and with rich ingredients – Thandai means Holi and start of Indian Summer; bringing so many memories to life.

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    How to make Thandai ?

    Ingredients

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    • 1/2 litre milk.
    • Almonds.
    • Cashews.
    • Pistachio.
    • Melon Seeds (kharbuje ke beej).
    • Poppy Seeds (Khas Khas).
    • Peppercorns (kali mirch).
    • 1 tbs sauf (Fannel seeds).
    • Cardamom powder (Elaichi).
    • Dry Rose Petals – Alternative Rose syrup or Rose Water.
    • Saffron (Kesar) soaked in 3-4 spoons milk.

    Methods

    How to Prepare:

    • Heat up a deep pan
    • Take 0.5-litre milk to warm up on the sides, make Thandai Masala.
    • Take some almonds and let it get soaked in warm water.
    • In a bowl take cashew, pistachio and melon seeds.
    • Add 1 tbs Khas Khas (Poppy Seeds).
    • Add 6-7 peppercorns.
    • Add 1 tbs sauf (Fannel seeds) – this is a key ingredient in Thandai.
    • Add some elaichi powder (cardamom powder).
    • Add a few dry rose petals. Alternatively, you could add rose water or rose syrup too.
    • Mix all the ingredients.
    • Add the soaked almonds into the mix with a little water and churn it in a mixer.
    • And you will get a paste consistency thandai mix – this is not meant to be a smooth paste.
    • Now in the milk that is warmed up; add 2 tbs sugar
      And add the Thandai masala in the milk.
    • Keep stirring the milk else Thandai Masala will get stuck on the bottom of the pan.
    • Add saffron (kesar) soaked in 3-4 spoons of warm milk into the pan.
    • This will give a wonderful color to Thandai.
    • As you get boiling temperature. Cool Thandai down and keep in fridge for 2 hours.
    • Thandai is ready; it’s a summer drink so serve it cold.
    • Garnish with almond and pistachio and enjoy Holi festival with cool Thandai. 

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