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by Jeyashri suresh
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Thandai is a popular North Indian drink made during Holi festival and Maha shivratri, the festival of colours. I learnt this Thandai recipe from my friend in Singapore. She regularly makes Thandai for Holi party. For me it is a very new recipe and I have never heard of that name before.

Even though if you do not celebrate Holi festival, do try out this summer drink at home. This recipe includes poppy seeds, also called as Khus khus, gasagasa in Tamil. Many countries don’t sell | ban the sale of poppy seeds. In that case skip it from using.

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Thandai recipe

Jeyashri suresh
Popular Milk-based North Indian drink made for Holi festival
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Summer drink
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ tbsp Poppy seeds |Khus khus
  • ½ tbsp Fennel seeds
  • 15 Badam | Almonds
  • 4-5 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2.5 cups Low-fat milk
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • Saffron few strands

Instructions
 

  • Boil the milk and allow this to cool completely.
  • Soak the fennel seeds, poppy seeds, badam in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • Take out the skin of badam and drain the water. Grind these soaked ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Add the ground paste to the cooled milk and mix well. Add pepper powder(i freshly ground the peppercorns using mortar and pestle) and cardamom powder.
  • Filter the milk using a strainer and squeeze out the masalas which get into the strainer.
  • The essence of the masala will now be infused in the milk. Thandai is ready.
  • Add saffron in the last and keep it chilled for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Thandai is ready to serve.

Notes

1. If you don’t get poppy seeds in your place, skip it.
2. Thandai tastes yum when it is served chilled.
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  • Boil the milk and allow this to cool completely.
  • Soak the fennel seeds, poppy seeds, badam in hot water for 20 minutes.
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  • Take out the skin of badam and drain the water. Grind these soaked ingredients into a smooth paste.
  • Add the ground paste to the cooled milk and mix well.
  •  Add pepper powder(i freshly ground the peppercorns using mortar and pestle) and cardamom powder.
  • Filter the milk using a strainer and squeeze out the masalas which get into the strainer.
  • The essence of the masala will now be infused in the milk.
  • Add saffron-soaked milk in the last and keep it chilled for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Thandai is ready to serve.
  1. If you don’t get poppy seeds in your place, skip it.
  2. Thandai tastes yum when it is served chilled.
Thandai recipe

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24 comments

Veena Theagarajan March 10, 2014 - 1:01 pm

yummy looks so refreshing.. l had this in my draft for a while.. wanted to post this for Maha Sivrathiri but didn't managed to ......let's see

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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niranjani kumaravel March 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

so delicious

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AparnaRajeshkumar March 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm

must be delicious i feel . even i never tasted thandai.

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Chitra Ganapathy March 10, 2014 - 1:38 pm

So nice.loves ur clicks ! awesome !

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Mayadip March 10, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Hi jeyashri

I was looking for a thandai recipe n glanced upon this. I stay in the UAE n here poppy seeds are not allowed to be sold n brought from India. Any other substitute you would recommend?

Thanks
Pooja

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jeyashri suresh March 11, 2014 - 8:24 am

Even we don't get this in Singapore. I got from my friend who bought from India. Just skip the poppy seeds and make the thandai

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annewalker March 10, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Hmmm looks so yummy and tempting. Thanks for sharing recipe for holi festival. My most heartfelt holi wishes greetings to you and to all!

Anne Walker
https://easyday.snydle.com/holi-wishes-messages.html

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nandoos Kitchen March 11, 2014 - 12:25 am

Delicious and tempting..

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Rafeeda AR March 11, 2014 - 6:17 am

this looks really tempting... the pics are awesome....

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Sona S March 11, 2014 - 7:24 am

Looks very delicious and inviting..

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Radha Natarajan March 11, 2014 - 7:45 am

Looks very tempting and such beautiful clicks... Really very soothing !

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Kalpana Sareesh March 11, 2014 - 7:54 am

sooperb clicks

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Priya Suresh March 11, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Mindblowing, thandai i always want to make some, now u r tempting me a lot.

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Rossy March 14, 2014 - 6:42 am

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