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24 July, 2013

Thandai [Indian Refreshment Drink]

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Thandai [Indian Refreshment Drink]

Preparation Time : 2.5 hours

<< What You Need >>

  • Milk – 1 ltr.
  • Elaichi – 5 [Cardamom]
  • Kesar – ¼ tsp. [Saffron]
  • Badam – 20 [Almond] (De-skinned and finely chopped)
  • Pinsta – 10 [Pistachio] (Chopped)
  • Chiraunji – 3 tbsp. [Sunflower Seeds]
  • Kishmish – 4 tbsp. [Rasins]
  • Saunf – 2 tbsp. [ Fennel Seed]
  • Laung – 5 [Cloves]
  • Water

 << Preparation >>

  • Boil around 500ml. water in a sauce pan and add Chiraunji, Elaychi and Laung. Cover with a lid and keep aside to cool.
  • Once cool add Badam, Kishmish, Pista and Chiraunji to it cover it with a lid and keep aside for 75 minutes or more.
  • Heat around ½ a cup of water and keep aside, just before the next step.
  • Blend the above mixture till all the nuts and resins and completely blended.
  • Filter the blended mixture using a strainer (छन्ना) by squeezing it in order to extract the liquid completely out of it. Add the saffron infused milk in the strained liquid.
  • Now add the above liquid in Milk along with crushed ice.

 

Your thandai is ready to be enjoyed…

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