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Holi Special Thandai Recipe: How To Make Thandai At Home

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"Holi" or "Holika" is undoubtedly the year's most awaited and effervescent festival of the youth where the whole nation, people of diverse religion, culture, region and age, unite together to welcome spring by dipping their souls in the hues and aromas of festivity. For us, Indians, Holi is not just about getting drenched in the rainbow of vivid colours; for us, it is about soaking the spirit of joy in all its essence, be it by devouring a toothsome platter of delectable cuisines or by uniting with our loved ones to usher a new beginning.

Holi delicacies are endless, ranging from sweet to savoury; holi is all about munching on to delicious platters of snacks or sweets in between smearing colours all around. Amongst all the Holi delicacies, we have a special place in our heart for our favourite drink of the season, "Thandai" or "Sardai" which is essentially made with dried rose petals, dry fruits and aromatic spices.

We love everything about Thandai: we love the rich, creamy, satiny smooth texture of this drink, we love the minty flavour and aroma which rose-petals essentially brings to thandai and on top of all that, we love this chilled drink for it works as a delicious summer coolant soothing our souls from within.

Preparing this drink can be easy and super quick as well, as during the time of festivals, we don't have much time to cook or arrange elaborate dishes and beverages. Hence, we have come up with an easy and quick recipe of Thandai with step by step video instructions, so that you can welcome your guests in all the festive fervour by offering them the best of what Holi offers.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
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Prep Time
2 Hours0 Mins
Cook Time
15M
Total Time
2 Hours15 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Beverages

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 1. Rose petals - 2tbsp

    2. Khaskhas - 2 tbsp

    3. Black pepper - 1 tbsp

    4. Green cardamom (elaichi) - 2-3

    5. Pistachios - 6-7

    6. Cloves - 2

    7. Melon seeds - 1 tbsp

    8. Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp

    9. Blanched almonds - 1 tbsp

    10. Saffron - 2-3 strands

    11. Milk - 2 cups

    12. Sugar - 2-3 tbsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Take a bowl.

    2. Add rose petals, cloves, black pepper, melon seeds, khaskhas, fennel seeds, blanched alomonds, pistachios and green cardamom in it.

    3. Add water.

    4. Let it soak for 2 hours.

    5. Take a mixing jar.

    6. Pour the soaked mixture in the mixing jar.

    7. Grind it to a fine paste.

    8. Add sugar to the fine paste and grind again.

    9. Take a clean bowl.

    10. Take a piece of Muslin and pour the paste in it to strain.

    11. Strain the paste properly and collect it in the clean bowl.

    12. Add 2 cups of chilled milk in the mixing jar and 4 tbsp of fine thandai paste for 2 servings.

    13. Add saffron with the paste.

    14. Grind again.

    15. Transfer into a glass and serve it with rose petals on top.

Instructions
  • '1. Soak all the ingredients beforehand with minimum 2 hours of time to ensure that the flavour of the rose petals is properly extracted and the aroma is distinguishable.', 2. Always serve it with chilled milk as it makes the drink a soothing coolant, perfect for spring or summer.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1
  • Calories - 150 cal

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE

1. Take a bowl.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

2. Add rose petals, cloves, black pepper, melon seeds, khaskhas, fennel seeds, blanched alomonds, pistachios and green cardamom in it.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe

3. Add water.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

4. Let it soak for 2 hours.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

5. Take a mixing jar.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

6. Pour the soaked mixture in the mixing jar.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

7. Grind it to a fine paste.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

8. Add sugar to the fine paste and grind again.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe

9. Take a clean bowl.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

10. Take a piece of Muslin and pour the paste in it to strain.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe

11. Strain the paste properly and collect it in the clean bowl.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe

12. Add 2 cups of chilled milk in the mixing jar and 4 tbsp of fine thandai paste for 2 servings.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe

13. Add saffron with the paste.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

14. Grind again.

Homemade Thandai Recipe

15. Transfer into a glass and serve it with rose petals on top.

Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
Homemade Thandai Recipe
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