Thandai Recipe

Thandai Recipe

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How To Make Thandai

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Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 0 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup almonds, blanched and peeled
  • 2 tbsp cashews
  • 2 tbsp pistachios
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp saffron strands
  • 1/4 tsp rose water
  • Ice cubes, for serving


  1. Soak almonds, cashews, pistachios, melon seeds, and poppy seeds in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain.

  2. In a blender, add the soaked nuts and seeds along with sugar, cardamom powder, saffron strands, and rose water. Blend until smooth.

  3. Pour milk into a separate bowl and add the blended mixture. Mix well.

  4. Strain the Thandai mixture through a fine sieve to remove any coarse bits.

  5. Chill the Thandai in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  6. Serve Thandai over ice cubes in glasses. Garnish with a sprinkle of rose petals or crushed almonds, if desired.


  • Calories : 210kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 4g
  • Cholesterol : 20mg
  • Sodium : 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 20g
  • Dietary Fiber : 2g
  • Sugar : 16g
  • Protein : 8g
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