Friday, 25 March 2016

Thandai

Thandai is a soothing and a cooling drink made specially during the occasion of MahaShivaratri and Holi. Also being Summer, it's a great cooler drink. It's easy to make, and the recipe that I am sharing is by soaking the ingredients overnight and grinding it to a paste.

The other way of dry grinding of ingredients is also a method of making the Thandai, which I will share later.

I am sharing ingredients for 2 glasses of Thandai...

Ingredients:
Milk 1/2 ltr
Sugar 1/ 4th cup
Almonds / Badam 7 to 8
Cashew Nuts 4 to 5
Fennel Seeds / Sauf 2 tbsp
Khus Khus / Poppy Seeds 1 tbsp
Black Pepper 8 to 10
Saffron few strands

Method:

 In a bowl add all the dry ingredients - almonds / badam, cashew nuts, fennel seeds / Sauf, khus khus / Poppy Seeds, black pepper and add little water and soak it overnight.

In the morning boil milk and allow it to come to room temperature. Add sugar and mix well and refrigerate it. 

Meanwhile, take the soaked ingredients, discard the water. Transfer to a mixer jar and grind it well to a coarse paste. 

Take the milk from fridge, add the ground paste into the milk. Mix well and again keep it in fridge for around 2 hours, so that the flavors all get nicely blended with milk.

Now take the mixed milk and strain the milk, so that the coarse pieces all are discarded and only the flavor of thandai ingredients is retained.



Transfer to a serving glass. 



Enjoy the lovely flavored thandai....

23 comments:

  1. Looks lovely...and just what we need for this weather. I like the new look of your blog.

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    1. Yes perfect for the weather and Glad that U liked the new look of my blog..Thanks a lot:)

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  2. Loving the changes in the blog.. Refreshing looking thandai, perfect for these hot summer days.

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    1. Yes truly refreshing in these days and Thanks a lot...Happy that U liked the changes in my blog...

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  3. Lovely creamy drink though I've never made.

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    1. Ohh, do try it is just sooo Delicious and Thank You

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  4. Looks awesomely delicious, healthy, flavorful and best refreshing drink for holi and mahashivaratri. Great share Jeena.:)

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    1. Thanks Deepa, such words give a lot of energy to share more good recipes...

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  5. Love the thandai and so the new look of the blog:)

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    1. Ya do try Amrita..Its just sooo refreshing and delicious...and Thank You.

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  7. I was truly expecting this recipe from you jeena.. Kinda telypathy☺

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    1. Hmmm. Thats really a perfect telypathy..

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  8. delicious and refreshing one!

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    1. Yes it is really refreshing ...Thanks

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  9. Wow, nice recipe, I bookmarked it to try later. This side in Canada it is still spring and mild cold, I will try in summer.

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    1. Do try...its a perfect summer drink. Thanks a lot...

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  10. refreshing and flavourful drink!!

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  11. refreshing and flavourful drink!!

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