Friday, 10 March 2017

Thandai

Thandai


The festival of colors "Holi" is incomplete with out "Thandai and Gujiya". Thandai is a very popular refreshing milk based cool drink serve mainly during the festival of Holi. Milk, sugar, almonds,cardamom, saffron,cashew nuts, fennel seeds, watermelon seeds, rose petals, pepper, poppy seeds, pistachio are the main ingredients to prepare this healthy drink. Enjoy this Holi with cool cool Thandai.



Thandai


Thandai


Ingredients:


1 liter milk
20  almond
20 cashew nut
10 pistachio
2 tbsp melon seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
7-8 saffron strands
7-8 green cardamom
7-8 black peppercorns 
1 inch cinnamon stick
1 tsp fennel seeds
8-10 dried rose petals
8-10 fresh rose petals
Sugar to taste



Thandai


Method:


1. Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp boiled milk & keep it aside.

2. Add almond, cashew nut, pistachio, melon seeds, poppy seeds to a grinder
    and make fine powder.

3. Now add green cardamom, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds
    and dried rose petals to a grinder, make powder out of it.

4. Boil milk in a heavy bottom pan, when it comes to a boil add almond,
    cashew nut, pistachio, melon seeds, poppy seeds powder and mix well
   
5. Now add green cardamom, black peppercorns, cinnamon stick, fennel seeds,
    rose petals powder to milk and mix.

6. Add sugar and boil milk for another 5-7 mins.

7. Allow it to cool & add soaked saffron. Refrigerate it for an hour.

9. Pour thandai into serving glasses garnish with chopped nuts, fresh rose petals
     saffron 

10. Chilled Thandai is ready for Holi

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Thandai


Tips:


1. Rose water can be added to thandai it gives a great flavour to it.

2. Thandai should always serve chilled.


3. If you don't like taste of cinnamon,you can skip it.


Thandai


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8 comments:

  1. A perfect glass of thandai...happy holi

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  2. yummy thandai! perfect for the season!

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  3. Such a beautiful drink, lovely clicks too..

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  4. Wow, so soothing and refreshing glass of thandai...

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  5. Lovely drink and awesome clicks, I want one glass please.

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