Saturday, 15 March 2014

Thandai

Thandai

Thandai



Wish You A Very Happy &  Colorful Holi.



Holi the festival of colous, fun & special food like kachori, dahi vada, gujjiya & most popular 
"Thandai"- a traditional Indian milk based cool drink with nuts, seeds & pepper. A touch of saffron adds to its taste & color.



Thandai


Thandai is very healthy drink full of calcium & vitamins. It is a drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon seeds, rose petals, pepper, poppy seeds, pistachio, cardamom, saffron, cashew nuts, milk & sugar.


Thandai


Thandai is a refreshing summer drink, an instant energizer in scorching summer heat.
During dry summer days, Thandai makes you feel cooler & have many health benefits
also.


Thandai


So go ahead, enjoy this refreshing milk based cool & healthy drink filled with bold aromatic flavors. !! Happy Holi !!


Ingredients:



1 litre milk

15 almonds,blanched & peeled 

15 cashew nuts,soaked 

15 pistachios,blanched & peeled 

2 tbsp melon seeds (magaz) soaked 

2 tbsp poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto),soaked 
A few strands of saffron (kesar)
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf) 
5-6 green cardamoms 
15-20 rose petals 
8-10 black pepper corn
1/2 cup sugar or as per taste

Method:


1. Grind together almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, melon seeds, poppy seeds, fennel
    seeds with a little milk to a fine paste. 

2. Take milk in a pan, heat it. Add saffron & mix. 

3. When milk begins to boil, add sugar, simmer till sugar melts. 

4. Grind green cardamoms, dried rose petals, cinnamon, black peppercorns to a fine powder. 

5. Add paste to milk, mix well. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. 

6. Add powdered masala to the milk, mix it, boil milk for 4-5 minutes again.

7. Remove from heat. Let it cool & refrigerate for 3-4 hours.

8. Pour the milk into serving glasses,

9. Garnish with chopped almond,cashew nut, rose petals & saffron. 

10. Thandai is ready to serve.


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9 comments:

  1. Yum yum thandai.. hope i could get a drink.. shall try for sure.. presentation quite attractive :) loving the petals :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing this refreshing drink...first time hearing this...looks so tasty...lovely click

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  3. Wow... Perfect for Holi... excellent recipe :)

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  4. Refreshing and inviting thandai........ Perfect for holi !!

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  5. Super inviting and very refreshing holi drink.

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  6. Wow lovely presentation........
    Veena

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  7. excellent and refreshing thandai...

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  8. Very colourful, great presentation

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