HOLI SPECIAL – Almond milk Thandai

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Holi Thandai

HOLI SPECIAL – Almond milk Thandai


Holi Thandai


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"
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 194 kcal


  • Coffee/Masala Grinder
  • Air Tight Jar
  • Blender


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

Home Made Almond Milk

  • 12 almonds
  • 1 glass water
  • 1 tablespoon organic honey


Thandai Masala

  • Place all the ingredients for the thandai masala 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.

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!


Serving: 1glassCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 24.7gProtein: 3.2gFat: 7.2g
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Happy Holi! 

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