Almond & Holy Basil Thandai Recipe

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Almond & Holy Basil Thandai
How to make Almond & Holy Basil Thandai
  • Chef: Manish Mehrotra
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Almond & Holy Basil Thandai Recipe: Perfect summer time beverage, thandai is a quintessential festive drink to relish along with your favourite snacks. Here is a thandai recipe packed with the goodness of almonds and holy basil, easy and quick to prepare at home.

Ingredients of Almond & Holy Basil Thandai

  • 2 Tbsp almonds (skin removed), soaked
  • 2 tbsp melon seeds, soaked
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds, soaked
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 4 Fresh holy basil leaves
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp green cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup fennel seeds

How to Make Almond & Holy Basil Thandai

  • 1.Make a smooth paste of fennel seeds, poppy seeds, and almonds.
  • 2.In a heavy bottom pan, bring the milk and saffron strands to boil. Dissolve the sugar in the milk.
  • 3.Grind the fresh holy basil leaves and black peppercorns to a paste and add it to the milk.
  • 4.Add the almond, poppy seed and fennel seed paste along with cardamom powder and almond slivers to the milk and simmer it for 2-3 minutes.
  • 5.Refrigerate the thandai.
Key Ingredients: almonds (skin removed), melon seeds, poppy seeds, almond slivers, sugar , saffron strands, Fresh holy basil leaves, milk, green cardamom powder, black peppercorns, fennel seeds