Thandai without poppy seeds
Thandai is a milk based drink with almonds, khus khus (poppy seeds), black pepper and few other ingredients, mostly served during Holi festival. This is without poppy seeds.
- 2 tsp Khus khus poppy seeds - I skipped
- 15 Almonds Badam
- 12 Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
- 5 cardamom
- 2 & 1/2 cups Milk
- 3 tbsp Sugar Adjust as per taste
Soak all the ingredients except milk and sugar together in water for 2 hours. Boil milk with sugar, cool down and keep refrigerated.
After 2 hours, peel the almond skin and grind everything together with water.
Squeeze it through a strainer. Repeat one or two times with little more water to extract all the juice from it.
Add this extracted to cold milk and mix well. Refrigerate and consume within 2 hours.
- Since I have skipped khus khus, I added 5 cashews for richness. My friend though suggested melon seeds.
- Other ingredient that can be added in this is 1/2 tsp fennel (Saunf/ Soambu).After mixing with milk you should consume within 2 hrs.