Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Holi ~ Thandai anyone?

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Thandai is a very popular drink of Rajasthan and Northern India, which is served cold. It is sweet to taste saffron and rose flavored milk based drink with a mixture of exotic dry fruits like almonds, cashews, Pistachios. This is very healthy drink and cools your body in scorching summer heat.
Traditionally, It is offered to Lord Shiva during Maha Shivratri and also a staple and popular drink during Holi festival. This would be the perfect drink to sit back and have while Article WritingServices writes content for your site.
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Ingredients :
1/2 ltr full fat milk
2 tblsp. sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup powdered sugar or as per your taste

a few saffron (kesar) strands


 

To be ground into a fine powder



1/2cup almonds (badam)


1/4 cup cashewnuts


10-12 pistachios


1 tbsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
1 tbsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder


7-8 black peppercorns (kalimirch)

2 tsp. Rose water or rose essence



Method :
  • Boil the milk and allow it to cool completely. Keep aside.
  • In a mixer, take all the ingredients to be ground section, and make a very fine paste. Refrigerate the paste for 2-3 hours.
  • Before serving, add condensed milk and the fine grounded paste into the milk.
  • Serving : In a serving glass, strain the milk mixture through a fine sieve. Add sugar to taste. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios and few saffron strands. Serve immediately or chilled.
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Wish you all a very happy & colorful HOLI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sending this to my ongoing event, Spotlight : colorful Holi, hosted by my sister, Chandrani of Cuisine Delights
& To Kitchen Chronicles ~ Summer Splash @ Spicy Treats, original event by Kalyani of Sizzling Tastebuds
& To I'm The Star event by Rasi of Vegetarian Food & Me
& to Color N Sweet- HOLI FEST....@ Preeti's Kitchen Life





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13 comments:

  1. beautiful click Indrani. love this thandai.

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  2. Delicious, and great clicks..

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  3. Awesome Recipe Dear..Bookmarking it to try soon..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  4. Delicious and awesome looking thandai.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. awesome..u made it perfectly........vl try this....
    Maha

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  6. wow luv this..and awesome presentation too!

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  7. yummy thandai..nice presentation!

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  8. i dont mind a glass r two...pass that 2 me..yumm

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  9. Nice Thandai. First time saw ur blog and liked it. I have joined your blog, do visit my blog too:)thxs

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  10. Absolutely love thandai and yours is such a tempting pic. Happy Holi !!!

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  11. absolutely mouthwatering....thanks for linking this wonderful sips with my event

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