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Thandai recipe from scratch

The best thandai recipe for Holi with Poppy seeds, fennel seeds, melon seeds, black pepper, dried rose petals, almonds, cashews & saffron
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Soaking time 1 hr
Course Beverages, Indian Sweets
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds khus khus
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds saunf
  • 1 ½ tbsp melon seeds char magaj
  • 1 tbsp rose petals or 1 tsp rose water
  • ¼ cup almonds
  • ½ cup cashews
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Milk as required


  • Take all the ingredients, except sugar and milk and soak them with one cup of water for an hour.
  • After an hour, add the sugar to this and grind into a paste using more water, if needed.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Whenever you want to make thandai, take a glass of chilled milk and add thandai paste as per taste, stir and top with more nuts if you want before serving.
  • If you want to make a powder, then no need to soak. Just take all the ingredients except milk and grind them into a fine powder. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for over a month.
  • Use with milk as necessary.
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