I’m sharing Kesar thandai recipe especially for Holi today. Holi is a festival of colours in India and celebrated in spring time. People come together for this occasion and enjoy this festival singing, dancing, enjoying food and of course throwing colour on each other. One of the drink which is enjoyed in this festival is Thandai. It is a milk based summer drink with a mix of spices, nuts and full cream milk. It is chilled and served as this drink has a cooling effect on the body.
I specially love this Kesar Thandai when served in earthenware absolutely chilled. So, Happy Holi to all my readers and hope this colourful festival bring all the colours in your lives! You can also make these paan shots and enjoy.
- Milk - 1 liter
- Almonds - 20
- Cashews - 15
- Pistachios - 10
- Melon seeds/ magaz - 2 tbsp
- Poppy seeds/khuskhus - 2 tbsp
- Saffron/kesar - 15 strands
- Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Green cardamoms - 4
- Dried Rose petals - 10
- Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
- Black peppercorns - 4
Soak cashews, almonds, poppy seeds, melon seeds, pistachios for an hour. Remove the skin of almonds & pistachios.
Grind green cardamoms, dried rose petals, cinnamon and black peppercorns to a fine powder.
Drain the water and grind it with little milk to make a paste.
Boil milk in a pan. Add saffron and mix. When the milk starts to boil, add sugar and simmer till the sugar melts.
Add spice powder in simmering milk and mix well.
Add the cashew-almond paste and simmer for few more minutes.
Remove from flame and let it cool down completely. Refrigerate the milk for few hours and serve.
RB Biddulph says
Looks great Priya. Too bad I missed the holiday 😉
Thank you Ryan 🙂
[email protected] says
Lovely I will definitely try this! Lovely pics! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you Shivi 🙂
Frank Joseph says
The drink look yummy, but the ingredients made me wonder how it will taste 😀
Happy holiday to you, and I pray one of this days i will be able to come to India and taste all this juice foods I have seen on this blog!
Thank you Priya.
Thank you Frank. You will love India and let me know when you plan to come to India 🙂
Francene Stanley says
This drink must be so good for your health. I'd love to taste it. I think it would be best to have many loved ones around you to share it with. Visiting from UBC.
Holi is a festival for being with loved ones and enjoying with everyone.. Thank you Francene for visiting my blog.
chikkus Kitchen says
Yummy drink dear …Lovely presentation 🙂
Looks gr8…!! nicely written
That looks really good!
Smitha Kalluraya says
happy holi.. very apt post fr the festival..
Naomi Ganzu says
Aha! Thandai looks so yummy! Happy Holi dear! 😀
Sony P says
Awesum thandai…….. Looks so tasty, perfect for holi !! Happy holi dear:)
Sophie Bowns says
This sounds good! What's the texture like?
Sophie – Its a thick milk. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂
Dr Tandy says
Wow, another great post. I'm going to 'pin' your site. I love this recipe= it must definitely be good for you. Thanks for posting.
Thank you Dr. Tandy 🙂
Happy Holi thanks for sharing.
Thank you 🙂
Marielle Altenor says
Sounds like a delicious recipe. Definitely worth a try! Thank you for sharing!
thank you Marielle 🙂
Nate Leung says
Sounds great! I will love to try this!
thank you Nate 🙂
nandoos Kitchen says
Lovely refreshing thandai..
Shobana Vijay says
Love ur thandai