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.
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
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
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
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.
|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|
|chill this for a hour|