Indian Color Festival-Holi Special Drink Thandai

Thandai Thandai
Thandai, most commonly known as "Sardai", is a cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. This drink common in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan - mostly in Peshawar. It is native to India and is often associated with the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival---Source wikipedia

This drink common in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan - mostly in Peshawar. It is native to India and is often associated with the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival.

Indian Color Festival-Holi Special Drink Thandai
Indian Color Festival-Holi Special Drink Thandai

Ingredients of Thandai

  • Full fat Milk 2 cups
  • Young Coconut Water 1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar 4 tablespoons
  • Whole Black Pepper 4 to 5
  • Saffron strands 10 to 12

For Grinding :

  • Fennel seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Poppy seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Cashew 10 pieces
  • Almonds 10 pieces
  • Pista 5 pieces
  • White pepper powder 1/4 teapoon
  • Green cardamom pods 2

How to make Thandai Recipe

  • Take the all ingredients "For Grinding" in a dry spice grinder and ground them dry to make fine powder and keep aside.
  • Take a large bowl, add milk and coconut water into the bowl and mix well.
  • Now add the ground powder into milk & coconut water mixture, mix altogether well, cover the bowl and keep inside the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
  • Remove the bowl from the refrigerator after 2-3 hours, add powdered sugar and mix again well.
  • Strain the mixture through a sieve, add  peppercorns and saffron and mix well.
  • Serve chilled.

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