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To make the thandai, combine the saffron and 1 tbsp warm milk in a bowl and keep aside. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan or saucepan, add the sugar and mix well. Refrigerate the milk till cold. Keep aside. In a deep bowl, add almonds, cashews, pistachios, watermelon seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, cinnamon, poppy seeds, cardamom, rose petals and enough water for atleast an hour. Drain well and do not discard the soaked water. Blend in a mixer using ¾ cup of soaked water till smooth. Combine the cold milk, prepared paste and saffron-milk mixture in a big mixer jar and blend till smooth. Drain using a strainer. Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 6 equal glasses. Serve the thandai chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

Milk, energised with almonds and spices, Rajasthani thandai drink is the perfect drink to serve on special days and festive occasions like Holi and Diwali.

The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron of how to make thandai powder at home rise atop the dense flavour of fully boiled milk, to pamper the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. A mixture of these spices and nuts when blended, mixed with milk and kept aside for 2 hours blends beautifully with the milk.

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 Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali recipe as it is without straining. Serve it for parties or special festive occasions.

Tips for thandai. 1. Use of full fat milk is a must to enjoy thick thandai. 2. If you don’t have powdered sugar, grind the table sugar in a mixer and sieve it before use. 3. You can microwave the saffron in a microwave safe bowl for 10 to 15 seconds, crush it and then add it to the drink. This helps to lends a better colour of saffron to the drink.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 glasses
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Ingredients

For Thandai
4 1/2 cups full-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup almonds (badam)
1/2 cup cashew nuts (kaju)
1/2 cup pistachios
2 tbsp melon seeds (charmagaz)
10 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch)
1 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
8 cardamoms (elaichi)
2 tbsp dry rose petals
1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
1 tbsp warm milk

For The Garnish
4 tsp finely chopped pistachios
a few saffron (kesar) strands
Method

For thandai

    For thandai
  1. To make the thandai, combine the saffron and 1 tbsp warm milk in a bowl and keep aside.
  2. Boil the milk and sugar in a deep non-stick pan or saucepan.
  3. Refrigerate the milk till cold. Keep aside.
  4. In a deep bowl, add almonds, cashews, pistachios, watermelon seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, cinnamon, poppy seeds, cardamom, rose petals and enough water for atleast 2 hours. Drain well and do not discard the soaked water.
  5. Blend in a mixer using ¾ cup of soaked water till smooth.
  6. Combine the cold milk, prepared paste and saffron-milk mixture in a big mixer jar and blend till smooth.
  7. Drain using a strainer.
  8. Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 6 equal glasses.
  9. Serve the thandai chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

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what is thandai made of ?

  1. Rajasthani thandai drink is made from 4 cups full-fat milk, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup almonds (badam), 1/2 cup cashew nuts (kaju), 1/2 cup pistachios, 2 tbsp watermelon (tarbuj) seeds, 10 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch), 1 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf), 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini), 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus), 8 cardamoms (elaichi), 2 tbsp dry rose petals, 1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands and 1 tbsp warm milk. See below image of List of ingredients for thandai.

how to boil milk for thandai

  1. In a deep non-stick pan add 4 1/2 cups full-fat milk
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar
  3. Boil it on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till a good boil comes. 
  4. Transfer to a bowl and keep in refrigerator till chilled. 

how to make thandai masala paste

  1. In a deep bowl, add 1/2 cup almonds (badam)
  2. Add 1/2 cup cashew nuts (kaju)
  3. Add 1/2 cup pistachios
  4. Add 2 tbsp watermelon (tarbuj) seeds. 
  5. Add 10 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch)
  6. Add 1 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  7. Add 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  8. Add 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
  9. Add 8 cardamoms (elaichi)
  10. Add 2 tbsp dry rose petals
  11. Add enough water. 
  12. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 2 hours. 
  13. This is how it looks after soaking.
  14. Drain well using a strainer. Do not throw the soaked water we need it for grinding. 
  15. Transfer the soaked ingredients in a mixer jar, add ¾ cup of soaked water. 
  16. Blend till smooth. This is how it looks after blending. 
     

how to make thandai

  1. To make thandai recipe | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali recipe | how to make thandai powder at home | take 1 tbsp warm milk in a small bowl. 
  2. Add 1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands.
  3. Mix well. Keep aside. 
  4. Take a big mixer jar. Add cold milk.
  5. Add prepared paste. 
  6. Add saffron-milk mixture.
  7. Close the lid and blend till smooth. 
  8. Drain using a strainer.
  9. Pour equal quantities of the thandai | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali drink | into 6 equal glasses.
  10. Serve the thandai | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali drink | how to make thandai powder at home | chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

tips to make thandai

  1. The paste for thandai should be blended well till smooth. 
  2. Dry rose petals will be available in big super markets and the remaining can be stored in the fridge or freezer , they lasts till long and can be used to decorate any Indian sweets. 
  3. Make sure to use saffron of good quality. 
  4. Use unsalted dry fruits for this recipe. 
     
Accompaniments

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Stuffed Dahi Vada 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy384 cal
Protein12.2 g
Carbohydrates28.2 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat24.8 g
Cholesterol24.4 mg
Sodium30.3 mg
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RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook
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Thandai
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 on 29 Jan 23 04:35 PM


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01 Feb 23 09:14 AM
Thandai
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 on 08 Sep 18 07:18 PM


Thandai
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 on 26 May 18 06:19 PM


Each to his own recipe, good.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
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28 May 18 03:00 PM
Thandai
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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.
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23 Oct 17 09:39 AM
Thandai
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 on 17 Apr 17 11:05 PM


Thandai
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 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.. www.purplevelvetproject.com/beverage-nonalcoholic-thandai/
Thandai
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 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 ........love 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 !!
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14 Mar 17 08:37 AM
Thandai
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 on 24 Feb 17 03:37 PM


Tried it on the occasion of shivratri.... Yummy.. loved it.
Thandai
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 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!!!
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27 Jan 17 05:16 PM
Thandai
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 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
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30 Aug 16 09:23 AM
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