Traditionally associated with festivals like Mahashivratri and Holi thandai is a chilled almond-flavoured beverage and is terrific for when the tempratures soar. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Main Ingredients Full Cream Milk, Almonds
Cuisine Uttar Pradesh
Course Beverages
Prep Time 16-20 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Thandai

  • 1 1/2 litres Full Cream Milk
  • 25 Almonds blanched and peeled
  • 20 Cashewnuts soaked
  • 30 Pistachios blanched and peeled
  • 3 tablespoons Melon seeds (magaz) soaked
  • 3 tablespoons Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) soaked
  • a few strands Saffron (kesar)
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 8-10 Green cardamoms
  • 20-25 Rose petals
  • 1 inch stick Cinnamon
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns


  1. Grind together almonds, cashewnuts, pistachios, melon seeds and poppy seeds with a little milk to a fine paste. Bring milk to a boil in a pan. Add saffron and mix.
  2. When the milk begins to boil add sugar and simmer till the sugar melts. Grind green cardamoms, dried rose petals, cinnamon and black peppercorns to a fine powder.
  3. Add the paste to the milk and mix well. Simmer for three to four minutes. Add the powdered masala to the milk and mix well. Chill the milk and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1937
Carbohydrates 198.1
Protein 60.6
Fat 99.6
Other Fiber Fiber-23.9gm