Thandai Masala Powder is a easy and quick way to make Thandai. Holi is incomplete without Thandai , a must drink for the festival of colours. Traditionally Thandai is made by soaking spices and nuts in milk /water overnight. Then its ground to fine paste, mixed with milk , filtered , chilled and then serve.
For making traditional Thandai , one needs to plan before as soaking for minimum 6-8 hours is needed. In case you are short of time , then still you can enjoy this delicious beverage by mixing Thandai Masala Powder with milk. Making this masala at home takes no time and it tastes delicious. Obviously better than any store bought masala . So give a try and make your Thandai at Home. Other homemade masala which I often prepare at home are : Sambar Powder , Biryani Masala Powder , Tandoori Masala Powder, Chai Masala Powder, Bisi bele bath Powder and Puliyogare Masala Paste .
How to Make Thandai : For making Thandai with this Masala Powder , all you need to do is add Thandai Masala Powder to the boiled milk along with some sugar ,few drops of rose water and allow it to sit for some hours. This allows flavours to infuse with milk . Chill and serve Thandai , a delicious beverage is ready to quench your thirst after playing with colours. Also one more variation you can do with this is , soak the masala powder in lukewarm milk for 30 minutes and grind to fine paste . Mix this fine ground masala with milk , stir well , refrigerate and then serve garnished with some rose petals , slivered nuts and saffron strands. Recipe of Thandai from this Thandai masala powder is already shared on blog.
RECIPE CARD FOR THANDAI MASALA POWDER
Thandai Masala Powder
- ½ cup Almonds
- ⅓ cup Cashews
- 25-30 no's Cardamom Seeds
- 20-25 no's Black peppercorns , around ½ Tsp
- 2 Tbsp Poppy Seeds / Khus khus
- 2 Tbsp Melon Seeds
- 2 Tbsp Fennel Seeds
- 2 Tbsp Dry Rose Petals
- ¼ Tsp Saffron Stands
- Keep all the ingredients ready.
- Place all the ingredients in the jar.
- Blend everything to a fine powder. Store it in a airtight jar
Step by Step Directions for making Thandai Masala Powder:
Keep all the measured ingredients ready .
Place all the ingredients in a dry mixer jar / blender.
Blend everything to a powder . Be careful while blending, as nuts may release oil. Blend for few seconds , stir it with a spoon and again blend. Don't blend too much at a stretch , as nuts release oil and it may form lumps.
Store it in a airtight jar and use it as required.