Thandaai is most popular drink in North India. Here I am mentioning how to prepare delicious Thandaai for the occasion of Holi.Ingredients:
- Full Cream Milk - 6 glasses
Powdered Sugar (Bura) - 1/2 cup
Almonds (Badam) - 1/2 cup
Poppy Seeds (Khas-Khas) - 2 tablespoons
Fennel Seeds (Saunf) - 2 tablespoons
Pumpkin Seeds (Kaddu Ke Beej) - 2 tablespoons
Cardamoms (Elaichi) - 10 to 12
White Peppercorns (Safed Mirch) - approx 20
Cloves (Laung) - 4
Saffron (Kesar) - few strands
- Pistachios (Pista) - 1/2 cup chopped
Raisins (Kishmish) - 1 cup
Melon Seeds (Tarbooz Ke Beej) - 2 tablespoons
Gulkand (sweet preserve made of rose petals) - little bit
- Boil the milk and keep aside till it cool down completely.
Take almonds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, pumpkin seeds, cardamoms, white peppercorns and clove in a blender and blend till it appears as a fine mixture.
Add this in milk and mix it well. Keep the milk mixture in refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours to cool.
Pass this cooled mixture through a sieve.
Boil 2 tablespoons of milk and add some saffron strands in it, dissolve the strands in milk completely and add this to the milk mixture.
Now add sugar to it and stir properly.
Garnished it with Pistachios, Raisins, Melon Seeds and Gulkand.
- One can also use crushed ice while serving.
Soy milk can be used in place of full cream milk to make it more healthy.
: Avoid to mix it with 'Bhang' as it converts to intoxicating drink from a refreshing drink.