Thandai Video

Thandai Video

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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.


Recipe Description for Thandai

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Makes 6 glasses
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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


For thandai

  1. To make the {span class="bold1"}thandai{/span}, 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 {span class="bold1"}thandai{/span} chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

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RECIPE SOURCE : Rajasthani CookbookBuy this cookbook

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