Thandai or Sardai  is an popular Indian chilled flavored beverage,it is traditionally associated with festival like  Mahashivaratri and Holi festival. Thandai made with  milk, nuts and fennel seed,melon seed,paper,cardamom,cinnamon,poppy seed,saffron and little sugar.  . Thandai is  made by boiling milk which is then cooked with sugar,nuts and  flavored with cardamom ,saffron,rose syrup which make its testes absolutely heavenly.

Ingredients (for 2 serving)

  • Milk-1 liter
  • Pistachio -2 tbsp finely chopped
  • Saffron-some strands
  • Cardamom powder-1 tsp
  • Rose syrup-1 tsp(optional)
  • Sugar-2 tbsp
  • Cashew nut -10-12
  • Almond-10-12
  • Poppy seed-2 tbsp
  • Fennel seed-2 tsp
  • Melon seed-2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder-1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper  powder-1/2 tsp


Step 1 – Soak almond 8-10 hours and it keep aside.Soak fennel seed,poppy seed,cashew nut,melon seed  for 2 hours in separate bowl with sufficient water, keep aside.

Step2-Take milk in  deep nonstick pan and bring to boil with alternate stirring.Cook 15 -20 minutes,   till milk reduces half of its original quantity.

Step3-In grinder take peeled almond,melon seed ,poppy seed,fennel seed,cashew nut,saffron and make it fine paste,keep aside.

Step4-Add sugar in milk  cook till sugar melts.Add almond paste and mix well cook5-7 minutes  till rabri(thick) consistency .Add cardamom powder,cinnamon powder,black pepper powder mix well, remove from heat.

Step5-Add chopped pistachio,and rose syrup and chilled it for 1-2 hours.

Serve chilled,Fresh homemade,super delicious,refreshing,cooling festive drinks.




14 Comments Add yours

  1. A healthy and welcome drink in the sweltering heat🙂

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  2. PriyaPandian says:

    Refreshing drink ☺️👍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much

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  3. aruna3 says:

    In summer dis thàndaayi.marvellous.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Glad to know you like it,thanks so much!!


      1. aruna3 says:

        Welcome dear.


  4. PS says:

    Perfect for summer…!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes… thanks so much!!!

      Liked by 1 person

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