Thandai | How to make Thandai

By Trupti Kharche  |  11th Jan 2016  |  
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About Thandai Recipe

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 is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Trupti Kharche teaches how to make Thandai step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Thandai in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 8 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Thandai at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Thandai takes 5 minutes for the preparation and 10 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Thandai is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Thandai is a good option for you. The flavour of Thandai is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Thandai and impress your family and friends.


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 Radhakrishnan2 years 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


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Shalini Agrawal2 years ago


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Ruchira Hoon2 years ago


Tensy Bedi2 years ago

Will try it on holi. Hope 1 tsp of poppy seeds does the job.