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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thandai drink - Special Beverage For HOLI



 INGREDIENTS
  • Whole milk - 2 &1/2 cups
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar/white sugar - 5 tbsp
  • Saffron strands - 1/4 tsp


Thandai masala ingredients
  • Almonds - 12
  • Cashewnuts - 10
  • Raisins -10
  • Melon seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Green cardamom - 4 pods
  • Black peppercons - 5
  • Cinnamom -1/2 inch
  • Nutmeg (grated/powder) -1/4 tsp(optional)

 PREPARATION
  • Soak all dry fruits and poppy seeds together  in 1/2 cup of water for  4 to 5 hours or overnight.
  • Dry roast the peppercons, cinnamom stick, green cardamom and fennel seeds on low flame.
  • Fry them till you get nice aroma.
  • Combine the soaked dry fruits and roasted ingredients and grind them to smooth paste..
  • Place the saucepan with the milk into it on the medium flame.
  • Bring the milk to boil and add grinded paste  into it.Stir well.
  • Let  milk simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Then add  sugar and crushed saffron strands.
  • Mix well.Cook for 2 minutes.Turn off the flame.
  • Let it cool to the room temperature and refrigerate it for 4 to 5 hours.
  • Serve chilled and garnish with chopped nuts if desire.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That looks delicious Panjali!Thanks for visiting my blog :) Nice to meet you!

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