Thandai is a healthy drink that is made especially on festival days like Maha Shivratri, Holi, and Diwali. It is offered as nyvedhyam or prasad to the almighty. Almonds, poppy seeds, and fennel seeds, some of the star ingredients of the thandai recipe, act as body coolants. It is no wonder then that many savor this rich beverage during Summer. So, let’s get started and find out how to make thandai for Maha Shivaratri or other festival, a special event, or on a hot day.
A trait that turns the spotlight on the thandai recipe is its ease of making. In less than 15 minutes, you can prepare this lip-smacking cold drink. From kids to senior citizens, everyone would like to enjoy a glass full of thick, cold thandai. These reasons should soar
your interest much to learn how to make thandai.
TIP: To get the best of a glass of thandai, chill it well before you serve or drink.
At the focal point of the thandai recipe are four ingredients: cashew nuts, almonds, poppy seeds or khus khus, and fennel seeds. Call these as nature wonders or super food, they take
the taste of the thandai to great heights while offering chock-full of health benefits.
What is the sweetener used in this thandai recipe? It’s the rock sugar. What about the taste? Beautiful, one-of-a-kind, and heavenly or just a few of the words that describe the taste it delivers to the top-of-the line and creamy drink, thandai. Thanks to the milk, which gives a creamy texture, another key item of the thandai recipe.
TIP: Homemade thandai gives you the best of both worlds. First, you get to relish a fresh and healthy drink you can make it to meet your needs. Second, you don’t have to worry of any preservatives that off-the-shelf drinks available in stores typically have.
Rose petals wrap the thandai with a pleasant aroma and flavor and draws you to the glass of fresh and chilled thandai. As you savor the drink, the goodness of the rose petals elevate the taste sensors to a whole new level.
Check out this video, and get to know how to make thandai for Maha Shivaratri, Holi and or Diwali, on hot day, or any other day you want to rejuvenate your body and mind. For, homemade thandai is not just a drink, but is also a treasure trove of health gems.