THANDAI

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THANDAI IS,

1. Refreshing

2. A Holi Favourite

3. Cooling

5. Perfect for Summer

4. Delicious

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Plant

STEP

1

Add almonds, cashew nuts, whole black peppercorns, raisins, whole green cardamoms, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, melon seeds, and saffron to a bowl.

STEP

2

Add water to the bowl and keep it over the counter for 5-6 hours or overnight.

STEP

3

Add the soaked ingredients to a blender along with the leftover water and blend to make a fine paste. 

STEP

4

Add 2-3 tablespoon of milk if required while blending.

STEP

5

Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan over medium heat. Stir frequently to prevent scorching.

STEP

6

When the milk comes to a boil, stir in the paste that we made earlier, granulated sugar, and rose water.

STEP

7

Cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently. Check for sugar and add more if required and cook for another minute.

STEP

8

Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool down for 10 minutes. Refrigerate the milk mixture for 3-4 hours. Pass the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and discard the leftover pulp.

STEP

9

Pour the Thandai into serving glasses. Garnish with rose petals and slivered dried nuts. Serve chilled.

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