Thandai - థన్దై - The Indian Summer Drink - Holi Special

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Recipe Text

    Serves: 2


    • Chilled Milk – 400ml
    • Sweetened Condensed Milk – 75gms (50ml Cup)
    • Melon Seeds – 1Tbsp
    • Poppy Seeds – 1/2tsp
    • Sugar – 1Tbsp
    • Almonds – 12
    • Cashew Nuts – 7 (Whole)
    • Fennel Seeds – 1/4tsp
    • Green Cardamoms – 2
    • Black Pepper – 11
    • Saffron – A Pinch
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    Take a mixie jar and add melon seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, almonds, cashew nuts, fennel seeds, green cardamoms, black pepper and saffron and make a fine powder. Take milk and sweetened condensed milk in a blender and add the prepared powder and blend well. Transfer the prepared Thandai into serving glasses and serve immediately. If serving later chill the prepared Thandai in refrigerator till use.

    Points To Observe:

    The fragrance of fennel seeds and green cardamom brings the freshness. Saffron adds a mild flavor to the drink.

    If desired blanch almonds and peel the skins and grind into powder. Here I have not removed the skins of almonds.

    Sweetened condensed milk gives a thick texture to the drink. If not wishing to add sweetened condensed milk, replace it with 100ml chilled milk and a teaspoon of sugar.

    This is a cooling and refreshing drink served in hot summer days. The taste brings freshness instantly, so do not be surprised if your guests ask for a second serving.

    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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