Friday, March 14, 2014

Kesariya Thandai Recipe

Holi is around the corner and we all look forward to enjoy the delicacies associated with holi. Thandai is one such exotically flavored indian drink that is truly relished by my whole family and I am sure yours too.Perfect drink to welcome summers. If you have not tried this delicious drink yet,do give it a try and you will be hooked. I promise:)


750 ml or 3 large cups Milk ( Full Fat preferably)
15 Almonds,Soaked for 2-3 hours
5-6 Cashew nuts,roughly broken
4 tablespoon Poppy seeds (Khus khus)
2 tablespoon Watermelon seeds (Magaz Seeds)
4 Green cardamom
1 tablespoon dried Rose petals(optional)
1 teaspoon Fennel (Saunf)
10 Black pepper corn
Few strands of Saffron
Sliced pistachio and almonds for garnish (optional)


  • Soak almonds for 3-4 hours,peel and keep aside
  • Soak magaz,khus khus,cashew nuts,black peppercorns,Cardamom,saunf and rose petals for 2-3 hours.

  • Soak Saffron in little milk.

  • Grind peeled almonds along with other soaked ingredients together adding very little milk at a time.Grind till it becomes a smooth paste.

  • Add the above paste and sugar to milk and mix well

  • Strain the milk through a muslin cloth and discard residue.

  • Add soaked saffron to prepared thandai.

  • Chill thandai well and serve with ice cubes and  few strands of saffron,sliced pista and almonds.