Kesar Thandai


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Kesar thandai is a cool indian drink prepared with a mixture of saffron (kesar),almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds, rose petals, pepper, khus khus seeds. The kesar thandai is a traditional nutritious cooling saffron flavoured drink, relished on festivals like holi.

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To Be Ground 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 white peppercorns (kalimirch)

Other Ingredients
1 ltr milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 to 12 peppercorns (kalimirch)
a few saffron (kesar) strands
  1. In a deep pan, boil the milk and keep aside to cool completely. Keep aside.
  2. Add the ground powder, mix well and refrigerate the mixture for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Strain the mixture through a sieve, add the sugar, peppercorns and saffron and mix well.
  4. Serve chilled.

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Kesar Thandai
 on 04 May 16 12:29 PM

Thankiuuuu tarla ji for such a tasty& easy recipe, can u pl tell how v can preserve thandai like reafy to use, like other squshes??
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, this is a member contributed recipe, we would not be knowing how to preserve it.
04 May 16 04:00 PM