March 20, 2011

Thandai

Thandai is immensly popular in the North India. And, Holi is incomplete with it. You could of course add Bhang, if you wish to, but the one that I made today is without it  :)

Thandai


You Will Need:
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar - or more if you need
  • A handful of Almonds
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp saunf/fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds - soaked
  • 2-3 cardamom pods
  • 5-6 peppercorns
  • 2 tsp rose water
  • A few strands of saffron - soaked in warm milk
  • A few almond slivers for garnish
  • A few mint leaves/Rose petals - for garnish
How To:
  • Boil milk & set aside to cool
  • Soak almonds & poppy seeds in water for a couple of hours.
  • In a mixer, grind together almonds, melon seeds, poppy seeds, cardamom, fennel seeds, peppercorns with sugar with some milk into a smooth paste.
  • Strain through a seive, Add mill, water, rose water & mix well.
  • Check for sugar. Pour into individual glasses, garnish with saffron, almond slivers & mint leaves
Serve Chilled .. Enjoi !!

There are various versions of this drink. You can add pistashios or even cashewnuts or both. Just soak them along with almonds & proceed with the recipe.

21 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

I love this, thanks deesha for the recipe

Priya said...

Thandai looks super inviting..Happy holi wishes..

Paaka Shaale said...

The thandai looks very tempting. Very well shot :)

Suja Sugathan said...

This looks inviting..Happy Holi!

Priyanka Agrawal said...

mmm i posted thandai on my blog too but tht was long time back. check it out.

planning to make basundi today and i have the same cups as you! :)

happy holi deesha@

Priyanka Agrawal said...

looking more closely, i like ur version more! and good timing for this post :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never had this before,wanted to try for long time...

Sujatha said...

Lovely recipe and picture.. I've been planning to make thandai for a long time.. your picture motivates me to make it soon..

VS said...

Such a pretty picture. Wishes for a colorful Holi

Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a cooling and refreshing drink

notyet100 said...

luv the presenatation,thandai looks delicious,

Laavanya said...

Looks so refreshing!

uma shankar said...

timely recipe!nice click!

Sowmya said...

Thandai looks very inviting....love to quench my thirst any time!

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Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

This looks amazing.I posted a recipe last week too.Belated Holi wishes.

Madhavi said...

Thandai looks divine..yummm!!!

Soma said...

Landed here right during the time when I was remembering Thandai for Holi. Looks so good!! thanks for quenching my thirst virtually.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...traditional and attractive....thandai looks cooling and yum...

Archy said...

cooling thandai for this summer.. very attractive..

Deepa Praveen said...

I prepare this a bit different..but yours is promising..will prepare it soon..i am glad..i am following u:P

Samantha said...

A great addition to my collection. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait ti try this especially for my family.