Holi Recipe: Thandai!

February 25th, 2010

What Holi is complete without Thandai, a traditional drink made of milk, ground seeds and nuts and lots of spices! Nothing like a cool drink after being covered head to toe in all the colors of the rainbow! Recipe below.

Holi colors of the rainbow

Holi colors of the rainbow

Thandai - a traditional Holi favorite!

Thandai - a traditional Holi favorite!

Take 15 almonds, 2 tsp anise seeds, 8 cardamom pods, peppercorns to taste, 2 tsp khus khus (poppy seeds), 2 tsp cumin seeds, about 1 cup each milk and water

Grind all spices. Grind almonds separately. Mix together thoroughly in a jug. Stir in water and milk. Strain to remove all pieces of spices. Serve cold / over ice.

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