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This fresh, homemade Thandai tastes absolutely heavenly, far superior to the readymade mixes available in the market. Milk, energised with almonds and spices, Thandai is the perfect drink to serve on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Diwali. The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron rise atop the dense flavour of fully boiled milk, to pamper the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. You can strain the mixture before serving if you want it smooth, but if you like the coarse mouth-feel of ground almonds and poppy seeds, you can enjoy the drink as it is without straining.

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Thandai recipe - How to make Thandai

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 glasses
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4 1/2 cups full- fat milk , boiled and cooled
1/4 cup powdered sugar
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
a few saffron (kesar) strands

To Be Blended Into A Fine Powder
1/4 cup almonds (badam)
2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
20 whole white peppercorns (kalimirch)
  1. Combine the prepared powder and milk in a deep bowl, mix well using a whisk and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Strain the mixture through a strainer, add the sugar, pepper powder and saffron and mix well.
  3. Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled.

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Nutrient values per glass
Energy340 cal
Protein11 g
Carbohydrates20.9 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat18.3 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A360 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.3 mg
Vitamin B30.5 mg
Vitamin C2.2 mg
Folic Acid12.6 mcg
Calcium486.9 mg
Iron0.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium42.8 mg
Potassium202.5 mg
Zinc0.2 mg

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 on 20 Oct 17 01:51 PM

Hi , my daughter playing tennis from last 8 yrs. She is 13 yrs completed her age. She is have her weight of 42 kg. I want to increase her weight and power. Let me know can Thandai improve her weight and power ? Please guide on priority.
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Tarla Dalal    No, we would not recommend this recipe for weight gain.
23 Oct 17 09:39 AM
 on 17 Apr 17 11:05 PM

 on 23 Mar 17 01:51 AM

Your recipes are simply awesome.. Thanks for sharing the goodness! This was my humble attempt at making the Thandai..
 on 12 Mar 17 04:12 PM

I would Name u as my second Mom who helped me out learning such wonderful food....... my kids love my cooking inspired by u u for everything mom ...........
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Manisha, It''s great to know that. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
14 Mar 17 08:37 AM
 on 24 Feb 17 03:37 PM

Tried it on the occasion of shivratri.... Yummy.. loved it.
 on 27 Jan 17 03:20 PM

so tasty and yummy it''s a powerful energy drink
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Tarla Dalal    Thank You ratnq. Do keep trying the recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
27 Jan 17 05:16 PM
 on 29 Aug 16 05:52 PM

Sounds really yum. Eager to try it out. Can you confirm what measurement are you using for 1 cup. 250 ml or 150 ml.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jaz: 1 cup is approx 200 to 250 ml
30 Aug 16 09:23 AM
 on 01 May 16 01:14 AM

Thank you so much tarala ji for ur interesting recipes. It''s so High temperature in this summer. I would like to know some special recipes for cancer patients and for a person having accidentally cracked his bone of shoulder.i hope you will answer me as early as possible. Regards
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Tarla Dalal    Dear Bhavik... Thank you for the piece of appreciation. For cancer patients you can try recipes from the below section which are rich in antioxidants and increase immunity to fight cancer cells. To strengthen bones, look upon calcium and protein... Check out some recipe from links shared below.
03 May 16 03:27 PM
 on 28 Apr 16 10:09 AM

wow!soo yummmyy...
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Anupam, We are so happy you loved the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how it turned out.
28 Apr 16 03:28 PM
 on 23 Mar 16 10:46 PM

Hi to the team. Thanks a lot for the wonderful experience your website gives us. I refer to the site not less than at least 5 times every week. For simple everyday recipes as well as special recipes. I can''t thank enough for such a big role it plays in my life. And i just finished making the thandai.. It''s a holi specialty in my house. Thanks a million.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tanvi. Its lovely comments like yours that brings a smile to the entire team of Tarla Dalal. Thanks for your kind words. Keep cooking and smiling and review the recipes you love.
25 Mar 16 09:18 AM
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