21 March, 2021
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.
Grind the soaked ingredients in a blender to make a smooth paste.
Add little milk if required.
Add the remaining milk.
Pass the mixture through a soup strainer.
Add sugar, saffron and rose water and mix till sugar is dissolved.
Pour the thandai in serving glasses. Garnish with rose petals and dry fruit slivers. Serve chilled.
Finally the Thandai is ready to serve ! Happy Holi
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