Sunday, 26 March 2017

Thandai | Cool drink

Sivarathiri and Holi re 2 festivals which are celebrated very grandly in North India. I have selected a recipe which is commonly made during these festivals in North India.  Thandai is a milk based drink with lot of dry fruits in it. Thandai is new to me. I am introduced to this drink through blogging world. Even when I recided in Maharashtra I didn't hear of this drink!!

I tasted thandai only after I made it. So I am not sure if that is the actual taste. It might not be since I replaced rose petals with kesar. However it tasted wonderful. I made with 1 litre milk and H took almost 75% of it. He loved it. It was a soothing drink for this summer and also made our stomachs full. So here comes the recipe of thandai the way I made it.


Ingredients:

Milk - 1 litre
Khus khus (Kasakasaa)  - 2 tsp
Almonds (Badam) – 15
Black Pepper – 12
Jeera (Cumin seeds) – 1/2 tsp
Elachi (cardamom) - 5
Sugar – 200 grams


Method:

  • Soak all the ingredients (except milk and sugar) in water for 2 hours. Boil milk with sugar, cool down and keep refrigerated.
  • After 2 hours, peel the almond skin and grind everything together with little water.
  • Squeeze it through a strainer. Repeat one or two times with little more water to extract all the juice from it.
  • Add this extract to cold milk and mix well. Refrigerate and consume after 2 hours.
  • Garnish with rose petals or kesar.


Thandai is ready!!



Notes:


  • You can also add cashew nuts for extra richness.
  • I am not sure if this drink can be refrigerated for a long time. We finished it within 3-4 hours.

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9 comments:

  1. How delicious. Thandai looks so creamy and very tempting. Prefect festive drink.

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  2. I know how much we learn once we come into blogging... delicious looking thandai...

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  3. wow, its a all time favorite drink for Holi and that brass serve ware looks so authentic.

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  4. Creamy & delicious looking thandai.

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  5. Delicious drink, i'm in for any time for the day.

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  6. Thandai is not that famous in the southern parts. So for most of us the first time we drink is when we make it ๐Ÿ˜Š It is a flavorful recipe for sure

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  7. Looks beautifully authentic in the brassware. Love it.

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  8. I know this will be so fantastic!..good one..

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