Gulkand to Mint Thandai: Make Your Holi Festivities Stand Out With These Recipes

The drink is consumed as refreshment during Holi festivities

It’s that time of the year again when colours and water balloons greet us everywhere we turn. But Holi is as much about colours as it is about eating delicacies and drinking thandai. Though gujiyas and dahi bhalla have dominated the lavish Holi spread, thandai holds the place of honour. Also known as Sardai, thandai is a milk-based beverage prepared extensively during festivals like Holi and Shivratri. The drink is consumed as a refreshment once you cannot play anymore Holi. But who are we kidding, colours or not, everyone loves to gulp down a glass either way.

To make your Holi special, we have curated a list of five delicious thandai recipes:

1. Shahi Thandai

Shahi Thandai is loaded with loads of nuts. It is made with the mixture of almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds, green cardamoms, and peppercorns. Add some lukewarm water and keep the mixture aside for 30 minutes. Grind the mixture along with some more almonds. Now boil milk, add sugar, cardamom and the mixture. And your chilled beverage is ready.

Ingredients
Almonds
Cashew nuts
Pistachios
Watermelon Seeds
Poppy seeds
Green cardamoms
Peppercorns

2. Thandai Tiramisu

Thandai Tiramisu is easy to make and once prepared, it is going to be the star of your Holi spread. All you need to do is take a bowl add hung curd, thandai syrup and mix well. Now cut a part of sponge cake with the round cutter cut and place in the glass. Now add gulkand, rose syrup, and thandai mixture.

Ingredients
Hung curd
Thandai Syrup
Rose Syrup
Gulkand
Sponge cake

 

3. Pudine ki Thandai

After all the colours, chatter, singing and dancing, drinking something refreshing is vital. To make this wonderful and refreshing beverage, all you need to do is soak almonds in hot water for 30 minutes.  Grind all the ingredients (listed below) together with only one spoon milk. Filter masala and add cold milk along with ice cubes. Your mint thandai is ready.

Ingredients
Mint leaves
Milk
Sugar
Almonds
Fennel seeds
Black pepper
Cashew

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4. Gulkand Thandai

Gulkand Thandai is a concoction of nuts and spices that are grounded to make a dry thandai mix. The mix is later soaked in milk and flavored with some gulkand.

Ingredients
Almonds
Pistachios
Melon seeds
Poppy seeds
Fennel seeds
Cardamom
Crushed saffron
Nutmeg
Peppercorns
Gulkand
Milk
Curd
Honey
Kewra water
Sugar candy
Ice-cubes
Gulkand

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5. Bhang Thandai

Made from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant, bhang is an important ingredient for the drink. Its consumption on Holi has been a tradition since forever. But make sure you consume it carefully.

Ingredients

Milk
Saffron
Sugar
Bhang
Thandai Masala
Poppy seeds
Fennel seeds
Almonds
Whole Black Pepper Corns
Cardamom
Bhang paste

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