Thandai, a milk based summer drink is synonymous with our Indian festival, Holi. The festival of colors is celebrated with much fanfare in North India and one of the special festive treats prepared on this day is Thandai. An exotic mix of spices, nuts and full fat milk go into the making of this cooling summer drink. Prepared during the hot summer months, this spiced milk mixture not only has many healthy benefits but also has a cooling effect on the body.
Almond is the star player while aromatic spices like peppercorns, fennel and cardamom elevate the flavor of this summer drink. This drink is further infused with dried rose petals and saffron (kesaria thandai) and finished off with crushed pistachios. With an eclectic mix of fragrant ingredients, how can this exotic drink not be addictive? Rejoice the festival of colors with this refreshing drink. Happy Holi everyone! 🙂