Mar 5, 2015

Thandai Recipe / Thandai Drink Recipe - Holi Special Recipes


I totally forgot about holi iteself. I was too lazy to cook new recipes for it till yesterday. Luckily i had a sweet potato jamun recipe on hand so i shared it. But somehow the mind of the food blogger will make you do it, so today morning i made this traditional holi special drink thandai. I have already made the dough for mawa gujiya and after publishing this post, i will be rushing into the kitchen to make that. Will be sharing it in a few hours.

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This drink is sweet, spicy and full of flavour, you can never ever resist it. So delicious. There are certain spices which should go in this drink, they are fennel, pepper, khus khus, saffron, rose essence..It makes it really tasty and refreshing.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..


Preparation Time : 20 mins
Chilling Time : 1 to 2 hours
Serves : 2 to 3

Ingredients:

Milk - 1/2 liter
Sugar - 3 tblspn
Pistachios few tsp chopped finely for garnishing
Saffron a pinch for garnishing
Water - 1/2 cup
Rose Essence few drops

For Masala:
Badam / Almonds - 20
Cashewnuts - 15
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Whole Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom Pods - 5
Saffron a pinch 
Milk - 2 tblspn for soaking saffron

Method:

Bring milk to a boil, add in sugar and mix well. Chill this till cold.

Soak saffron in 2 tblspn of milk and set aside.

Take badam, cashews, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, pepper, cardamom in a bowl and pour in 1/2 cup of hot water over it and soak it for 15 mins. Now take this in a blender and puree smoothly.

Pour this mix into the milk and add a tblspn of saffron milk and mix well. Leave this to sit for 15 mins.

Now strain this and add in remaining saffron milk and rose essence. Chill this for a hour

Serve with some pista and saffron toppings.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients

Bring milk to a boil

Pour it into a jug

add in sugar

mix well and leave it to cool down in a fridge
Take saffron in a bowl

add few spoons of milk over it and steep it for 10 mins

Now bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil

Take cashews in a bowl

Add in almonds / badam

Add in cardamom pods

add in poppy seeds in it

add in fennel seeds

and some whole pepper

pour half cup of water over it

leave this to soak for 15 mins
now it is all soaked

Take this in a blender

make it into a fine puree

add this puree into the milk

and the half of the saffron milk

mix well and leave this for 15 mins

Now strain this milk

extract as much liquid as possible

this is the extracted milk

i transfered it into a jug

add the remaining saffron milk

and rose essence

mix well

chill this for a hour

serve

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