Thandai / Sardai

Thandai / Sardai

Milk flavoured with fennel seeds, almonds and other spices. Mahashivratri and Holi are incomplete without thandai.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 pinch saffron, soaked in warm milk
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 7 green whole cardamom pods
  • 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons white poppy seeds
  • 4 tablespoons watermelon seeds
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • mint leaves, for garnish
  • Nuts and ice cubes for garnish

Instructions

  1. Soak almonds, cashews, fennel, poppy, pumpkin seeds, cardamom & black peppercorn in water overnight.
  2. Grind along with rose water and mint leaves to smooth paste.
  3. Blend milk with cream, saffron, sugar and this paste.
  4. Garnish with nuts and serve Thandai chilled.

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