Tuesday, 26 March 2013

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Thandai Recipe at Home with Ease

Thandai, most commonly known as "Sardai", is a cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. This drink common in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan - mostly in Peshawar. It is native to India and is often associated with the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival. Holi and Thandai are synonymous with each other. Try these traditional drinks and have a fun filled colourful Holi.

Traditional Thandai Recipe Ingredients 

    Thandai recipe
  • Milk          2 litres
  • Almonds   ½ cup to 3/4th cup
  • Watermelon seeds      ½ cup
  • Poppy seeds           8-10 tbsp
  • Peppercorns           15-20
  • Green Cardamoms  8-10
  • A Few Dry Rose Petals
  • A Few Strands of Saffron
  • Sugar to Taste

How To Make Thandai at Home

  1. Soak the Almonds for 5-6 hours.
  2. Soak the watermelon seeds, poppy seeds, pepper corn, cardamom and Rose petals for 3-4 hours.
  3. Drain and Strain.
  4. Peel the almonds and add it to the above Ingredients.
  5. Grind  in the Mixer to get smooth paste.
  6. You may add a little Milk.
  7. The paste should be of a smooth consistency.
  8. Chill the Milk.
  9. Add the Sugar and the Above grounded Ingredients and mix well.
  10. Strain the Mixture through fine sleve.
  11. Chill the Thandai.
  12. Dissolve the saffronin a little milk and add it to the above Thandai.

Serve Chilled!!!

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