Thandai is a body cooling drink that is famous during the Holi festival. This drink is really popular in North India.
Lots of nuts and spices are used in making the masala powder. The powder is mixed with milk and served.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Makes : 1 cup


Almonds : 1/4 cup
Cashews: 1/4 cup
Pistachios: 1/8 cup
Fennel seeds /Saunf : 1 tablespoon
Melon seeds : 1 tablespoon
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Dry Rose leaves : 2 teaspoons
Saffron: 7-8 strands
Green cardamom/Elachi : 10

To make Thandai:

Cold milk : 1 cup
Thandai Masala Powder: 2 teaspoons
Sugar : 1 teaspoon


Take all the ingredients in a mixer jar and blend into a coarse powder. Scrape the sides and blend on pulse 3-4 times. Don’t overdo as the nuts will produce oil.

To make Thandai, mix all ingredients listed under for Thandai and serve chilled. If you don’t like the spices getting in your mouth, leave it for few minutes, strain and then serve.

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