Recipe: How to make thandai

Recipe: How to make thandai

Traditionally associated with festivals is a chilled almond-flavoured beverage and is terrific for when the temperatures soar. Its tasty and cools you down


4 1/2 cups full- fat milk , boiled and cooled, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch), a few saffron (kesar) strands

To be blended into a fine powder
1/4 cup almonds (badam), 2 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus), 2 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf), 1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder, 20 whole white peppercorns (kalimirch)

How to make

Combine the prepared powder and milk in a deep bowl, mix well using a whisk and refrigerate for 2 hours. Strain the mixture through a strainer, add the sugar, pepper powder and saffron and mixwell. Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 4 individual glasses and serve chilled.  

Preparation Time: 5 mins   
Makes 4 glasses

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