Thandai – Holi Specialty

Dry Fruits Thandai Drink is a traditional Indian beverage popular in North Indian states of UP and Rajasthan and made especially for the festival of Holi. It is quite refreshing to drink and is loaded with some rich ingredients like dry fruits, seeds, and saffron.

Thandai is a traditional drink popular in UP and some parts of Rajasthan. It has a cooling effect on the body and hence the name Thandai.

Step By Step Recipe

Soak almonds, cashew nuts, peppercorns, raisins, cardamom, poppy seeds, fennel seeds and melon seeds in ½ cup water for 5-6 hours.

Almonds, cashew nuts, peppercorns, raisins, cardamom, poppy seeds, fennel seeds and melon seeds soaked in ½ cup water.

Grind the soaked ingredients in a blender to make a smooth paste.

Soaked ingredients added in a blender.

Add little milk if required.

Smooth paste made.

Add the remaining milk.

Milk added in the paste.

Pass the mixture through a soup strainer.

Mixture passed through a soup strainer.

Add sugar, saffron and rose water and mix till sugar is dissolved.

Sugar, saffron and rose water added in the milk.

Pour the thandai in serving glasses. Garnish with rose petals and dry fruit slivers. Serve chilled.

Ready thandai.

Finally the Thandai is ready to serve ! Happy Holi

Thandai Recipe (Step by Step + Video) - Whiskaffair

Health Benefits

Apart from its delicious taste, Thandai has some great benefits for the body. I am listing few:

  • Boost Immunity
  • Gives instant energy
  • Cooldown the body
  • Aids in digestion

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