Festival of Colours-Celebrate Healthy with the Nutritious twisty Thandai

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Festival of Colours-Celebrate Healthy with the Nutritious twisty Thandai


Festival of Colours - Celebrate Healthy with the Nutritious twisty Thandai

Luke Coutinho
Traditional beverage prepared specially during the festival of Holi . As it has a cooling effect on the body and hence the name "Thandai " . It is refreshing and at the same time rich in nutrition with the addition of Nuts and seeds . Presenting a New version of Thandai ,a Must add on Beverage this "HOLI"
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Healthy beverage
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 194 kcal


  • Mixer /blender
  • Serving glasses


Ingredients for thandai masala:

  • 1/4 cup pistachio unsalted
  • 1/4 cup mix of walnuts and cashew nuts unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons melon seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 10 pods green cardamom seeds only
  • 2 tablespoons dried rose petals
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron


  • Place all the ingredients in a clean, dry coffee/ masala grinder.
  • Grind the above ingredients to a fine powder.
  • Leave the mixture to a little chunky in texture
  • Store in air tight jar and refrigerate.

Preparation of homemade almond milk:

  • Soak 10-12 almonds overnight. Next day, discard the water and blenderize the soaked almonds using a bit of water to make a fine paste. Then add a glass of water to get a thin consistency milk. Do not sieve (keep the fiber intact).
  • Blend a glass of almond milk, some organic jaggery or raw unpasteurized honey as per your choice, and according to your taste and 2 teaspoons of thandai masala in a blender. Taste and adjust for sweetness. Serve in a glass or even better, a kulhad and garnish with dried rose petals/ saffron / chopped pistachios. Enjoy chilled!


  • Thandai is a traditional cooling and refreshing drink made with dried nuts, seeds and flavourful spices. It’s perfect to keep body cool during the beginning of summer months.
  • Small amount of poppy seeds in thandai help relieve gastrointestinal irritation and also prevent constipation.
  • Fennel seeds and rose petals have a cooling effect and improve the digestive health.
  • Adding nuts and seeds make it a natural energizer.
  • Spices like peppercorns boost immunity and have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Saffron has antidepressant and anti-oxidative properties.
  • Almond milk is naturally rich in several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E.


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 24.7gProtein: 3.2gFat: 7.2g
Keyword traditional
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