Thandai: Spiced Almond Milk
Recipe Type: Beverage
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Serves: 4
Thandai is a refreshing beverage made with milk that is infused with almond and other spices popular in northern India.
For the powder mix
  • ¼ cup whole almond
  • 2 tbs poppy seeds
  • 2 tbs fennel seeds
  • 1 tbs cardamom powder
  • 20 peppercorns
For Thandai
  • 4 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • few strands of saffron
  • 1 tbs slivered pistachios for garnish
  • 2 tbs rose water
  1. Using a coffee grinder or mixer, grind the ingredients of the powder mix to a fine dust.
  2. Boil the milk with sugar and few strands of saffron .
  3. Add the grind powder and mix it well.
  4. Let it refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to 6 hours.
  5. Strain the drink, add rose water and mix.
  6. Garnish it with some slivered pistachio, few saffron tread and serve it cold.
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