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Thandai

Ingredients

Almonds (Badam) 20-25 pieces
Cashew nuts (kaju) 2 table spoons
Poppy seeds (khus khus) 1 table spoon
Melon seeds (Magaz) 2 table spoons
Fennel seeds (saunf) ½ tea spoon
Green Cardamom (elaichi) seeds ½ tea spoon
Black peppercorns (kali mirch) ¾ tea spoon
Sugar (Chini) ½ cup
Milk (Doodh) 1 liter
Water (pani) ¾ cup
Dried rose petals (Gulab ki pankhudi) 1 tea spoon
Saffron (Kesar) few strands

For Garnishing

Pistachios, crushed

Method

  • 1. Soak and peel almonds and keep aside.
  • 2. Soak melon seeds and poppy seeds in water for 2 hours.
  • 3. Boil milk, add sugar and let it dissolved, turn off heat and allow it to cool.
  • 4. Take almonds in a grinder jar, add the drained melon and poppy seeds and grind it.
  • 5. Now add cashew nuts, fennel seeds, pepper corns, rose petal and green cardamom and grind it well.
  • 6. If needed add little milk and make a smooth paste. (Traditionally this process is done with motor and pestle.)
  • 7. Add the ground paste to the milk-sugar mixture, stir and leave aside for 1 hour.
  • 8. After one hour, add saffron strands and chill it for 5 -6 hours.
  • 9. Once chilled, pour into serving glasses.
  • 10. Top with crushed pistachios and one or two saffron strands and serve chilled.

Tip

  • You can also strain the mixture before chilling.

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