An easy Thandai that you can make for your Holi party and make sure everyone leaves on a high note ;)

A Holi party is incomplete without vibrant colours, Bollywood music and ice-cold Thandai. If you wish to throw a gala party at your place this year, here is a little help from an expert chef to make the perfect Thandai that will keep you in high spirits.

Thandai Recipe

For Thandai paste

Melon seeds- 50 g
Khus Khus- 50 g
Fennel seeds- 50 g
Soaked and peeled almonds- 20-25
Black Pepper- 1 tsp
Cardamom seeds- 1/2 tsp
Saffron- 1 g
Dry rose petal- 2 tsp
Sugar- 150 g
Pistachio- 75 g

For Thandai

Full cream cow's milk- 2 litres
Thandai paste as required


  • To make the Thandai paste, grind all the ingredients in a blender till it turns into a fine paste.
  • Boil the milk. Add the Thandai paste and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame. Keep it aside to cool down.
  • Pour this Thandai concoction into a silver jug. Garnish the Thandai with chopped nuts, saffron and rose petals.

Recipe courtesy: Chef Prem K Pogakula- Executive Sous Chef The Imperial, New Delhi

Image: Shutterstock

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