Thandai is the main beverage of Holi and also Mahashivratri, traditionally served. Traditionally it was made by soaking the spices in milk or water overnight and then grinding them to a fine paste before mixing in the milk along with a few other ingredients.Just make a batch of this easy hassle free Thandai masala powder and all you need is 5 minutes to make a delicous drink.
Almonds - handful
Melon seeds - 1 tbsp
Green cardamom - 3 pods
Pista - 4 nos
White pepper - 4 nos
Black pepper - 2 nos
Rose petals - 6 to 10 petals
Fennel seeds - ¼ tsp
Poppy seeds - ¼ tsp
Saffron -a pinch
TO MAKE THANDAI
Chilled milk - 2 cups
Thandai masala powder - 2 tbsps
Home made Nannari sharbath - 2 tbsps
For home made nannari / sarasapill sharbath check the below link
In a clean dry mixer jar, add almonds,cashews and pistachios.
Then add pepper corns and fennel seeds,melon seeds,cardamom,saffron,dry rose petals.
First grind it to a coarse powder.Scrap the sides and pulse it few times.
Allow to cool down then store in a clean airtight container.
Pour chilled full milk, sharbath in a blender jar and add 2 tbsps of thandai masala powder to it and blend in a blender.
Strain,the thandai milk well
.Serve chilled with a pinch of thandai masala powder.