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Thandai rolls

Kiran Arun
120 minutes
Prep Time
25 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Thandai rolls RECIPE

Fika ,a swedish tradition, is all about taking a break , hang with friends and indulge in  cinnamon buns, cakes, cookies , cardamom rolls with a cup of coffee to appreciate the good things in life... Thandai rolls are similar to Kardemummabullar, a swedish cardamom roll. These are buttery and delicious, filled with thandai paste and brushed with thandai glaze.....

Recipe Tags

  • Egg-free
  • Medium
  • Baking
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. For dough :
  2. 1 cup  lukewarm milk
  3. 2 1/4 tsp  active dry yeast
  4. 1/3 cup  sugar
  5. 3 1/4 cup  all purpose flour
  6. 1 tsp  cardamom seeds powder
  7. 1 tbsp Thandai powder
  8. 70 gm butter
  9. For thandai paste :
  10. 50 gm butter
  11. 4 tbsp thandai powder
  12. 1/4 cup sugar
  13. 1 tsp almond essence
  14. FOR GLAZE:
  15. 1/4 cup water
  16. 1/4 cup sugar
  17. 2 tbsp thandai powder


  1. For thandai paste : mix butter, thandai powder, sugar and essence until smooth and creamy
  2. Add yeast to lukewarm 1/4 cup of milk with 1 tsp of sugar .Stir and let the yeast activate .
  3. Mix flour, sugar, cardamom powder, thandai powder.
  4. Add the activated yeast milk mixture, remaining 3/4 cup milk and mix until dough comes together.
  5. Add butter and knead the dough .
  6. Place in a greased bowl , cover with cling wrap and allow it to proof.
  7. Once the dough has doubled, punch the dough gently .
  8. Roll out the dough into a rectangle .Spread thandai paste on the rectangular dough
  9. Fold the left side to middle and then fold the right side over the left side , as we do for puff pastry.
  10. Turn the log by 90 degree and roll out the dough .
  11. Cut  strips of 2cm width  and shape each strip into a roll or the shape you like.
  12. Place rolls on baking sheet ,cover and let them rise for 1 hour.
  13. Preheat the oven to 180 C.Bake the rolls in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until top turns golden brown.
  14. To make glaze ,heat water , sugar, thandai powder for 2-3 minutes or until sugar has dissolved completely.
  15. Brush the glaze immediately  and sprinkle pistachio.

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