Thandai drink Recipe for Holi

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Holi Celebrations: How to make Thandai

Thandai is a refreshing and healthful drink, traditionally associated with many Hindu festivals, especially Holi. Learn how to make/prepare Thandai by following this easy recipe.

Ingredients for recipe:

    • 1 1/2 liters Water
    • 2 cups Sugar
    • 1 tbsp Almonds
    • 1 tbsp Watermelon seeds skinned
    • 1/2 tbsp Khuskhus (Poppy seeds)
    • 1/2 tbsp Saunf (Aniseed)
    • 1/2 tsp Cardamom Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Rosewater
    • 1 tsp Whole peppercorns
    • 1/4 cup Dried or fresh rose petals

Method for thandai drink:

    • Soak sugar in 1/2 liter of the water used. Keep aside.
    • Wash clean all other dry ingredients, except cardamom if using powder.
    • Soak in 2 cups of remaining water. Keep aside.
    • Allow all soaked items to stand for at least 2 hours.
    • Grind all soaked ingredients to a very fine paste. (not sugar)
    • Use a stone grinder (manual or electric) if possible.
    • When the paste is very fine, mix remaining water.
    • Place a strong muslin strainer over a large deep vessel. Or tie a strong muslin cloth over rim of vessel and use to strain.
    • Press through muslin with back of palms, extracting the liquid into vessel.
    • Add remaining water, a little at a time to extract more.
    • Pour back some of the extract and press, repress.
    • Repeat this process till the residue becomes dry and husk like.
    • Add milk, sugar and rosewater to the extracted liquid.
    • If using cardamom powder mix it in with the milk.
    • Mix well. Chill for a hour of two before serving.

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