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Thandai | Spiced Nutty Milk

Thandai | Spiced Nutty Milk

Wishing All Readers Happy Holi


Holi bring colour, fun in life and to celebrate Holi food is not left behind..gujiyas, malpua and thandai are the most famous food.  My mom use to make gujiyas, malpua, dahi vada and so many other things.  And I manage to make only thandai and happy to share with you guys this simple but delicious recipe, as most of the recipes; thandai also made in few different ways.   One can use fresh rose petals but since I didn't had any with me so I used rose water and you must add peppercorn as gives kick to this drink.  


Ingredients:

Milk - 500ml
Sugar - 4 tbsp or according to taste
Almonds - 10
Cashews - 10
Pistachios - 5[chopped for garnishing]
Green Cardamoms - 4
Black Peppercorns - 2 tsp
Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp
Fennel Seeds/Saunf - 1 tbsp
Rose Water - 2 tbsp
Saffron - few strands 
Water - 2 cups 


Method:

1. Soak almonds and cashews in water for 4-5 hours or over night.

2. In a pan roast poppy seeds, peppercorns, cardamoms and fennel seeds for 2-3 minutes and grind into fine powder.

3. Peel the almonds and grind with cashews into smooth paste, add little water if required. 


4.  Now add the spice mixture with little water and blend until creamy.  

5. Meanwhile bring the milk to boil, add sugar and simmer until sugar dissolves.  Also add 4-5 saffron strands.  Now let the milk cool down completely.  


6.  Strain mixture through a fine strainer or cheesecloth.  Grind leftover spice mixture from the strainer with 1/2 cup of water until creamy and strain again.  


7.  Add milk to the spice mixture and stir well.  Now add rose water and mix well.


Serve with crush ice.


Or refrigerate for 4-5 hours/ over night and serve chill with pista, almonds garnishing on top.  Enjoy the thandai and holi.


 Have a good day ~~

43 comments:

  1. wonderful thandai :) veru tempting and detailed pics :) HAPPY HOLI :)

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  2. Happy holi to you and your family...Wow...Thandai looks so yummy..

    FunWidFud

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  3. Happy Holi Priti, step by step preparation is very helpful for everyone..

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  4. Happy holi to you and your family. Thandai become my favorite drink now looks delicious.

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  5. wow...thandai looks drooooolworthy cham...mmmmm.perfect for holi..and lovely pics...

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  6. Happy holi wishes to u and ur family Priti...Thandai looks yummy and flavourful..

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  7. Thandai looks delicious! Happy Holi!

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  8. looks absolutely mouthwatering..yum n delicious

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  9. Happy Holi Dear !!! Thandai looks so perfect and very tempting !!

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  10. woow..looks so delicious..Happy holi!!!

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  11. Thandai looks delicious.Happy holi.

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  12. Happy Holid, Thandai looks so refreshing.

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  13. Happy holi to u:-)
    Thandai looks soo refreshing and yumm.
    Great step by step clicks..

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  14. A very Happy Holi to you and your family. Thandai looks so refreshing and delicious. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Looks refreshing. but how did u get poppy seeds?

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  16. Thandai is looking so refreshing..this is one of my favourite drinks..I make it with dried rose petals.

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  17. Happy Holi to U tooooo...

    Thanks for dropping in...thandai looks Perfect..

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  18. Happy Holi! Looks so creamy and yummy...

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  19. i hve never tasted this so far.Nice stepwise pictures and perfect one for the celebration

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  20. Thank You friends :)

    @Sarawathi ...if you asking from where I got it then it's from Malaysia :)

    @Jeyshari...As said come here to taste :)

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  21. Wonderful thandai. Looks delicious, yummy and tempting.
    Wish you & your family a very Happy Holi.

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  22. Happy Holi.Tempting Thandai looks yummy.Nice post.

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  23. Wish you and your family a very happy holi :)

    Yummylicious Thandai...

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  24. happy holi.. thandai is very new to me.. its looks inviting..

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  25. Happy Holi Priti .. Thandai looks refreshing .. I made some too :)

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  26. Happy holi dear,love this drink...New to me but ur tempting clicks makes me to try:)
    Did u reserved a glass for me?

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  27. Happy Holi, thandai luks so inviting.

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  28. the thandai looks yummy and nice.

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  29. Nice explanation and looks wonderful

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  30. Lovely Thandai. Happy Holi to you too.

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  31. happy holi... holi hain... sorry holi thi.... :)

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  32. priti...you have a such a lovely blog...i just went thro ur reciepes... awesome...thank u for dropping my blog....it helped me landing in urs....

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  33. @Prema ..I shall make fresh for you dear ....come over

    @Sweethome ...thank you ..glad that you liked it the way I write :)

    @Varshini ...dear the pleasure is all mine ...I really liked you blog too ...we shall keep in touch :D

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  34. Reminded me of my childhood days:)

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  35. Love this n liked your version..refreshing n elegant drink !


    US Masala

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  36. Very refreshing one. I adore your blog so I picked yours as one of my fvrt bloggers in my blog post.

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  37. I saw this in a cookbook and wanted to try,but dint had half of the ingredients,looks so tempting!

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  38. Looks so yummy!!! Feel like grabbing one glass of thandai off the screen.

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  39. holi is incomplete without thandai,..will try ur recipe next festival,..;-)

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  40. Happy Holi ! The thandai looks refreshing and delicious !

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  41. that is a truly refreshing drink..wonderful recipe.

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