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thandai recipe | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali recipe | how to make thandai powder at home tastes absolutely heavenly, far superior to the readymade mixes available in the market. Learn how to make thandai powder at home.

To make the thandai, combine the saffron and 1 tbsp warm milk in a bowl and keep aside. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan or saucepan, add the sugar and mix well. Refrigerate the milk till cold. Keep aside. 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 an hour. Drain well and do not discard the soaked water. Blend in a mixer using ¾ cup of soaked water till smooth. Combine the cold milk, prepared paste and saffron-milk mixture in a big mixer jar and blend till smooth. Drain using a strainer. Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 6 equal glasses. Serve the thandai chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

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.

The aroma of fennel, cardamom, pepper and saffron of how to make thandai powder at home rise atop the dense flavour of fully boiled milk, to pamper the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. A mixture of these spices and nuts when blended, mixed with milk and kept aside for 2 hours blends beautifully with the milk.

You can strain the mixture before serving if you want it smooth, but if you like the coarse mouth-feel of ground almonds and poppy seeds, you can enjoy the Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali recipe as it is without straining. Serve it for parties or special festive occasions.

Tips for thandai. 1. Use of full fat milk is a must to enjoy thick thandai. 2. If you don’t have powdered sugar, grind the table sugar in a mixer and sieve it before use. 3. You can microwave the saffron in a microwave safe bowl for 10 to 15 seconds, crush it and then add it to the drink. This helps to lends a better colour of saffron to the drink.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 glasses
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Ingredients


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

Method
For thandai

    For thandai
  1. To make the thandai, 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 thandai chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per glass
Energy384 cal
Protein12.2 g
Carbohydrates28.2 g
Fiber1.4 g
Fat24.8 g
Cholesterol24.4 mg
Sodium30.3 mg
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If you like thandai

    If you like thandai
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what is thandai made of ?

    what is thandai made of ?
  1. Rajasthani thandai drink is made from 4 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 watermelon (tarbuj) seeds, 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 and 1 tbsp warm milk. See below image of List of ingredients for thandai.

how to boil milk for thandai

    how to boil milk for thandai
  1. In a deep non-stick pan add 4 1/2 cups full-fat milk
  2. Add 1/2 cup sugar
  3. Boil it on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes or till a good boil comes. 
  4. Transfer to a bowl and keep in refrigerator till chilled. 

how to make thandai masala paste

    how to make thandai masala paste
  1. In a deep bowl, add 1/2 cup almonds (badam)
  2. Add 1/2 cup cashew nuts (kaju)
  3. Add 1/2 cup pistachios
  4. Add 2 tbsp watermelon (tarbuj) seeds. 
  5. Add 10 whole black peppercorns (kalimirch)
  6. Add 1 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
  7. Add 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  8. Add 1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
  9. Add 8 cardamoms (elaichi)
  10. Add 2 tbsp dry rose petals
  11. Add enough water. 
  12. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 2 hours. 
  13. This is how it looks after soaking.
  14. Drain well using a strainer. Do not throw the soaked water we need it for grinding. 
  15. Transfer the soaked ingredients in a mixer jar, add ¾ cup of soaked water. 
  16. Blend till smooth. This is how it looks after blending. 
     

how to make thandai

    how to make thandai
  1. To make thandai recipe | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali recipe | how to make thandai powder at home | take 1 tbsp warm milk in a small bowl. 
  2. Add 1/2 tsp saffron (kesar) strands.
  3. Mix well. Keep aside. 
  4. Take a big mixer jar. Add cold milk.
  5. Add prepared paste. 
  6. Add saffron-milk mixture.
  7. Close the lid and blend till smooth. 
  8. Drain using a strainer.
  9. Pour equal quantities of the thandai | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali drink | into 6 equal glasses.
  10. Serve the thandai | Rajasthani thandai drink | Homemade thandai Holi and Diwali drink | how to make thandai powder at home | chilled garnish with chopped pistachio and saffron strands.

pro tips to make thandai

    pro tips to make thandai
  1. The paste for thandai should be blended well till smooth. 
  2. Dry rose petals will be available in big super markets and the remaining can be stored in the fridge or freezer , they lasts till long and can be used to decorate any Indian sweets. 
  3. Make sure to use saffron of good quality. 
  4. Use unsalted dry fruits for this recipe. 
     

Reviews

Thandai
 on 23 Mar 23 07:33 PM
5

V.v.good.
Tarla Dalal
24 Mar 23 02:03 PM
   Thankyou dear😊 Do try the recipe and let us know how did you like it.
Thandai
 on 29 Jan 23 04:35 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
01 Feb 23 09:14 AM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Thandai
 on 08 Sep 18 07:18 PM
5

Thandai
 on 26 May 18 06:19 PM
5

Each to his own recipe, good.
Tarla Dalal
28 May 18 03:00 PM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy cooking !!
Thandai
 on 20 Oct 17 01:51 PM
5

Hi , my daughter playing tennis from last 8 yrs. She is 13 yrs completed her age. She is have her weight of 42 kg. I want to increase her weight and power. Let me know can Thandai improve her weight and power ? Please guide on priority.
Tarla Dalal
23 Oct 17 09:39 AM
   No, we would not recommend this recipe for weight gain.
Thandai
 on 17 Apr 17 11:05 PM
5

Thandai
 on 23 Mar 17 01:51 AM
5

Your recipes are simply awesome.. Thanks for sharing the goodness! This was my humble attempt at making the Thandai.. www.purplevelvetproject.com/beverage-nonalcoholic-thandai/
Thandai
 on 12 Mar 17 04:12 PM
5

I would Name u as my second Mom who helped me out learning such wonderful food....... my kids love my cooking inspired by u ........love u for everything mom ...........
Tarla Dalal
14 Mar 17 08:37 AM
   Hi Manisha, It''s great to know that. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Thandai
 on 24 Feb 17 03:37 PM
5

Tried it on the occasion of shivratri.... Yummy.. loved it.
Thandai
 on 27 Jan 17 03:20 PM
5

so tasty and yummy it''s a powerful energy drink
Tarla Dalal
27 Jan 17 05:16 PM
   Thank You ratnq. Do keep trying the recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
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