Thandai Masala Powder is a quick and easy way to make Thandai, a must have drink for holi in just no time. Make a big batch and refrigerate to use. Here is a video recipe to make Thandai Masala Powder at home.
About This Recipe
Thandai is a popular beverage that is prepared during festival of Holi and also Maha Shivratri. It was traditionally served with a strong doze of Bhaang in it. But obviously, I make it without the Bhaang for everyday consumption.
Making thandai is a little bit of a tedious process. Traditionally it was made by soaking the spices in milk or water overnight and then grinding them to a fine paste before mixing in the milk along with a few other ingredients.
With time becoming a big constraint in most peoples lifestyle and availability of machines which can do an awesome job with grinding, this Thandai masala powder comes in very handy when you like to sip on a chilled glass but have time crunch.
Just make a batch of this Thandai masala powder for that sudden craving! All you need is 5 minutes to make a delicious drink. Add in the thandai powder in milk along with sugar and rose syrup, mix it and your drink is ready.
This Thandai Masala Powder is,
- Easy & Quick
- Better than the store bought masala
- Prepared with high quality ingredients
- Perfect to store in Summers
Dry Fruits – For dry fruits, we will use almonds and cashew nuts. You can even add in pistachios if you like that taste of the same,
Spices – Along with dry fruits, we will adds some spices that enhance the taste of this Thandai even more. We will need black peppercorn and cardamom.
Seeds – For seeds, we will need melon seeds, poppy seeds and fennel seeds. These seeds are easily available at your nearby local store.
Saffron – Saffron adds richness and also adds a hint of yellow colour when mixed to the Thandai.
Dry Rose Petals – This is optional, but I love the flavour it adds to the Thandai Powder. Not only taste, it also adds to the aroma of the same.
Step By Step Recipe
Add all the ingredients in the jar of a blender and grind to make a smooth powder.
Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
How to use Thandai Masala Powder
Take a cup of milk and add 2 tsp of Thandai Masala powder in it along with sugar and rose water.
Garnish with rose petals and dry fruit slivers.
Frequently asked Questions:
You can obviously add it in a glass of milk with sugar and rose syrup, and enjoy this drink chilled during the hot days of Summer.
Apart from this, you can even use it in Kheer, Rabdi, Kulfi, Yogurt, Cakes, ice Cream, Cheesecake and any other dessert recipe that you want to experiment with.
I do not soak almonds. But if you are soaking it, peel the skin and sun dry the almonds before adding in the mixer with other ingredients.
Store the Thandai Powder in a sealed glass container in the refrigerator for about 4 to 6 months. Make sure you put on the lid again tightly, after using the powder.
Also make sure your spoon is dry, while putting it inside the jar to take out the powder.
Thandai Masala Powder
- ½ cup Almonds
- ½ cup Cashew Nuts
- 25-30 Black peppercorn
- 20-25 Cardamom
- 2 tbsp Poppy Seeds
- 2 tbsp Fennel seeds
- 2 tbsp Melon seeds
- 15-20 Saffron
- 2 tbsp Dry rose petals
- Add all the ingredients in the jar of a blender and grind to make a smooth powder.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
- How to use Thandai Masala Powder
- Take a cup of milk and add 2 tsp of Thandai Masala powder in it along with sugar and rose water.
- Garnish with rose petals and dry fruit slivers.
- Serve chilled.