Thandai | How to make Thandai

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ByTrupti Kharche
Created on 11th Jan 2016
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  • 15 reviews
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  • By Trupti Kharche
    Created on 11th Jan 2016

About Thandai

Holi heralds the beginning of spring and historically there is a religious story of good defeating evil. We feast at Holi, getting ready to celebrate as a family, and dedicating entire days to cooking. Holi is about having lots of fun. The combination of colours and food brings back lovely wonderful, heady memories. As children, we would chase each other in the neighbour hood smearing colours on each other’s faces and stuffing ourselves with as many sweets as possible. I remember relishing on kachoris and karanjis (crisp deep fried pastries filled with a delicate mixture of shredded coconut, dates, sultanas and nuts) as a child. When you try these foods, you know spring is finally here. :) For this Holi, I only dished out Thandai. Blame it on my super busy schedule at work. ;) Well, at least the spirit of Holi was celebrated. It is a super simple refreshing drink that can easily be made at home. The drink tastes exotic with saffron flavour and the spices elevate it to another level.

Thandai, a deliciously amazing recipe to treat your family members. This recipe of Thandai by Trupti Kharche will definitely help you in its preparation. Surprisingly the preparations for Thandai can be done within 5 minute. Isn't it interesting. Also, the time taken for cooking Thandai is not very much. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish is definitely going to come out superb! This recipe is almost perfect to serve 8 people.A lot of times making Thandai can be quite tricky, so the recipe in Better Butter can help you in making it. The aroma which arises while cooking Thandai is just too tempting. Cooking Thandaiat home might be a little tedious but when your whole family would enjoy the meal, all your efforts would be totally worth it. The recipe can be turned and twisted in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. This recipe of Thandai is so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe ofThandai from Better Butter.

  • Prep Time5mins
  • Cook Time10mins
  • Serves8People

Ingredients to make Thandai

  • Milk 500 ml
  • Powdered Sugar – adjust to your taste
  • Saffron – 6 to 8 strands
  • Almonds – 20
  • Peppercorns – 10
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

How to make Thandai

  1. Soak almonds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, cardamom powder and pepper corns in water for 30mins
  2. Peel almonds and grind it with the other above ingredients to a smooth paste.
  3. Soak saffron strands in warm milk and keep aside.
  4. Meanwhile boil milk and let it cool down.
  5. Add the paste to the milk and refrigerate to give little resting time for it to get blended well with milk up to an hour.
  6. Strain the milk and discard the residue.
  7. Add the remaining saffron milk and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  8. Garnish with sliced pistachios and rose petals and serve chilled.

Reviews for Thandai (15)

Sowmya Radhakrishnana year ago

Anita Hasija2 years ago

Vandana Nayyar2 years ago
nice recipe easy to perpair

Suman Sharma2 years ago

Neeraa Singh2 years ago
thks for the lovely recipe

Uma Modi2 years ago

Reena Ganatra2 years ago

Saleena Sharaf2 years ago

Gita Chhabra2 years ago

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Shalini Agrawal2 years ago

Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

Ruchira Hoon2 years ago

Tensy Bedi2 years ago
Will try it on holi. Hope 1 tsp of poppy seeds does the job.