Holi is an outdoor celebration under direct sunlight. So it demands something refreshing to drink. Thandai is the traditional Indian drink recipe that everyone loves to drink on Holi. Let’s learn to make it at home this Holi 2020.
A nutritious drink made of milk, sugar, water, and dry fruits is known as Thandai. Its meaning is to refresh the body within a sip. It is considered to be a significant part of Holi celebrations in most of India. Let’s learn to make this simple drink at home.
Ingredients for Thandai:
To make a refreshing Thandai, you will need the following ingredients.
|Kharbooj/ tarbooj skinned seeds||1 tablespoon|
|Saunf (aniseed)||1/2 tablespoon|
|Khuskhus (poppy seeds)||1/2 tablespoon|
|Cardamom powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Peppercorns whole||1 teaspoon|
|Dried or fresh rose petals||1/4 cup|
Take ½ liter of water, soak sugar in it, and put it aside. By the time, wash all dry ingredients thoroughly except cardamom if you are using its powder. Add all of them in 2 cups of water and keep it aside too.
After about 2 hours, grind the second soaked mixture to a fine paste. When the paste looks very fine, add the remaining water to it. Now tie a heavy muslin cloth or strainer to the edges of a deep vessel. But the fine paste onto it and drain it by pressing with hands. Repeat the process by adding some water each time to it. Repeat until the mixture becomes as dry as a husk.
Now add sugar solution, rosewater, and cardamom powder to the extracted solution. Mix it well and chill Thandai for at least 2 hours before serving.
Thandai is a must-have to make the Holi cool. So you must give it a try.