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Ayurveda Thandai Recipe - A cooling and festive drink

recipes Sep 13, 2022
Ayurveda Thandai Recipe

“Thandai” - Cooling Festival Drink :

This drink is often served chilled in summer or at Indian festivals


  • 6 cups milk
  • 25 soaked and peeled or blanched Almonds
  • 3 Tbs dry roasted Poppy seeds
  • Few strands of Saffron (kesar)
  • Dates or brown sugar to taste
  • 8 green cardamoms
  • 20 rose petals (fresh or dried), or 1 tbs rose water
  • ½ stick Cinnamon
  • 8-10 Black peppercorns


1. Grind saffron, then grind almonds and poppy seeds and add little milk to make a paste

2. Bring remaining milk to a boil in a pan with cinnamon stick

3. Add saffron mix to milk and bring to boil and then remove from heat

4. Add sugar and stir to melt

5. Grind green cardamoms, black pepper corns, and rose petals into powder (if using rose water, add rose water after milk has cooled)

6. Add ground spices to milk paste

7. Cool to room temperature and then drink

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