HOW TO MAKE THANDAI?
THANDAI- A COOLING AND REFRESHING DRINK WITH NUTS AND SEEDS.
Thandai is a light and refreshing drink that is traditionally served during the Holi Festival. During that time, i made a video on making some Thandai but somehow, never got to post it on the blog.
Now that i m doing this 30 days of blogging that is inspired by reshkitchen, i decided to clear out my archives. And so, finally here i am, with the Thandai post. As a rule, poppy seeds (khus khus) is used in Thandai. But they are banned in Singapore and hence my version doesn’t have them.
If you have access to khus khus, please use 1 tablespoon of it along with the nuts while soaking. They give a beautiful flavor to the Thandai. If you don’t have dried rose petals, use fresh edible rose petals.
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Recipe for Thandai:
Thandai Recipe| Holi Recipes
- Whole fat milk 2.5 c
- Sugar 3 tbsp
- Saffron strands a few
- Dried Rose petals a few
- Cashews 5
- Almonds 5
- Pistachios 5
- Melon seeds 1 tbsp
- Fennel seeds ½ tsp
- Pepper corns 1 tsp
- Cardamom pods 2 to 3
- Gulkand rose petal jam 1.5 tbsp
- Water 1 c
- Saffron a few for garnish
- Dried rose petals a few for garnish
- Soak the nuts and melon seeds in 1 c water for about 2 hours.
- Infuse the saffron in 2 tablespoon warm milk. Set aside.
- Heat the milk and bring to a boil.
- Add sugar and mix well.
- Let cool completely.
- While the milk cools, grind together the soaked nuts, seeds, gulkhand, fennel, pepper corns and cardamom adding ½ c water to a smooth paste.
- Now, strain this mixture thoroughly.
- Set aside the strained liquid.
- Repeat the grinding again with the remaining ½ water and strain again.
- Add to the previously strained liquid.
- When the milk is completely cool, add the strained nut mixture, saffron infused milk and dried rose petals.
- Mix well.
- Chill in the fridge for about 4 to 5 hours.
- Garnish with saffron and dried rose petals and serve.
I do not have access to it here.
In case you do, use 1 tablespoon khus khus along with the nuts while soaking.
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