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Holi Friendly Thandai recipe!

  • Author: Mubarra
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Diet: Hindu

Description

Introducing our single-serving Thandai recipe – a delightful fusion of traditional flavors and modern nutrition! Indulge in the richness of almonds, cashews, and aromatic spices blended with creamy milk, all in one rejuvenating glass. Perfect for celebrating Holi or any occasion, this nutritious Thandai offers a harmonious balance of taste and health benefits in every sip. Refresh your senses and elevate your festivities with this single-serving delight!


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 1 tablespoon cashews
  • 1/2 tablespoon melon seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 green cardamom pod, crushed
  • a pinch of saffron strands
  • 1 tsp of Honey or ½ tsp Jaggery (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy like almond milk) and 1 cup fo water
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Rose petals and chopped nuts for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Soak almonds, cashews, melon seeds, and poppy seeds in water for 4-6 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse them.
  2. In a blender, combine soaked nuts and seeds along with fennel seeds, black peppercorns, crushed cardamom pod, and saffron strands.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of milk and blend until you get a smooth paste.
  4. Transfer the paste to a bowl. Add honey or maple syrup and mix well.
  5. Gradually add the remaining milk while stirring continuously to ensure even mixing.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any coarse particles. Press down with a spoon to extract all the liquid.
  7. Discard the solids and transfer the strained Thandai mixture to a glass.
  8. Chill the Thandai in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours.
  9. Before serving, stir the Thandai well. You can add ice cubes if desired.
  10. Garnish with rose petals and chopped nuts, if using.
  11. Serve chilled and enjoy the nutritious and refreshing Thandai!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 400
  • Fat: 25
  • Carbohydrates: 34
  • Protein: 13

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