Thandai (Holi Special)

Ingredients:   Method:
1 liter Milk
2-3 cup Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 tbsp Aniseed
1 tbsp Almonds
10-12 Peppercorns
A few Saffron Strands
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
1 tbsp Dried watermelon seeds
1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds
1/4 Cup fresh rose petals
4 tbsp. chopped dryfruits

Boil the milk in a pan and allow it to cool.

Soak aniseed, almonds, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds and rose petals in 2 cups of water for 1 hour.

Grind soaked ingredients to make a smooth paste. Pour remaining water into this paste and strain through muslin strainer.

Extract the liquid into a pitcher. Add the sugar, peppercorns, powdered cardamom, saffron and mix well.

Now blend the above-made mix with milk. Add the chopped dryfruit mixture. Chill for about an hour before serving.


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