Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thandai recipe/ how to make perfect thandai with step by step images and a recipe video

Thandai Recipe
Thandai Recipe

A very refreshing drink made specially during Holi with dry fruits and flavored with some Indian spices. A very easy and perfect recipe to make thandai at home.

All you need is just to soak the ingredients overnight grind it into a very smooth paste, add it in milk and chill. That is it. Just the right ingredients and your perfect thandai is all set.

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Ingredients: (Makes 4 glasses)

10 Almonds

10 Pistachios (Pista)

1 tsp Poppy seeds (khus khus)

¼ cup Melon seeds

4 Black Peppercons

1 tbsp Rose petal spread (Gulkand)

1 tbsp Fennel seeds (Saunf)

3 to 4 Green Cardamom (seeds)

½ tsp cinnamon powder

½ tsp Nutmeg powder

4 glasses Milk


Take a bowl.

Add in 10 Almonds, 10 Pistachios (Pista), 1 tsp Poppy seeds (khus khus), ¼ cup Melon seeds, 4 Black Peppercons,
1 tbsp Fennel seeds (Saunf), 3 to 4 Green Cardamom (seeds)

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In a bowl take the mentioned ingredients

Put in enough water and soak it overnight. If you have to make it the same day then soak the ingredients in lukewarm water for 3 to 4 hours.

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add water

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soak overnight

After soaking overnight grind it into a smooth paste. There should be no granules of the ingredients left. Now add in ½ tsp of cinnamon powder and ½ tsp of nutmeg powder and mix.

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grind to smooth paste

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add cinnamon and nutmeg powder
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mix well

Then take 2 glasses of milk in a pan and then add 2 tbsp Sugar to it. I wanted to make only 2 glasses so I added two and so would be adding only half of the paste. If you are making 4 glasses then use 4 glasses of milk and add the whole paste further.

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take milk

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add sugar

Bring it to boil, by then the sugar would also get dissolved.

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Then add in half of the thandai paste and mix well.

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add thandai paste

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mix well

Further put in 1 tbsp of Gulkand and again give a nice stir

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add gulkand

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mix well

Let it simmer for 2 minutes on low heat so that all the flavors would be absorbed in the milk.

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Turn off the heat

Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours or until chilled.

Pour it in a glass and garnish with chopped pistachios.

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pour in glass and garnish

Serve chilled.

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serve chilled
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If you have to make it the same day then soak the ingredients in lukewarm water for 3 to 4 hours.

Instead of Gulkand, dried rose petals or rose water can also be used.

Store the thandai in air tight container and refrigerate.

Try out this food-a-licious thandai this holi and you wont ever prefer the store bought ones ever again. Do share your experience with us via comments.

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