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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Thandai is a cold drink prepared on Holi festival !! It is prepared with a mixture of almonds,fennel seeds,watermelon seeds,pepper,cardamon,saffron,milk and sugar  !!! this yummy recipe belongs to master chef Sanjeev Kapoor !!

1 .5 ltr Full cream milk
25 almond blanched and peeled
20 Cashew nuts soaked 
30 pistas blanched  and peeled
3 tblsp melon seeds soaked
3 tblsp poppy seeds (khus khus) soaked
Saffron/ kesar few strands
1.5 cups sugar
8-10 green cardamoms
1 inch stick cinnamon
8-10 black pepper corns

  • Grind together almonds,cashew nuts,pistas,melon seeds, poppy seeds with little milk to a fine paste
  • Bring remaining milk to a boil in a pan ,add saffron and mix
  • When the milk begins to boil,add sugar and simmer till sugar melts
  • Grind cardamom,cinnamon ,black pepper to a fine powder
  • Add the ground paste to the milkand mix well
  • Simmer for 3-4 mins,add the powdered masalaand mix well
  • Refrigerate it when it comes to room temperature , serve chilled !!!

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