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Almond & Holy Basil Thandai Recipe

Almond & Holy Basil Thandai
How to make Almond & Holy Basil Thandai

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.

  • Total Cook Time 30 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Medium

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

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Make a smooth paste of fennel seeds, poppy seeds, and almonds.
In a heavy bottom pan, bring the milk and saffron strands to boil. Dissolve the sugar in the milk.
Grind the fresh holy basil leaves and black peppercorns to a paste and add it to the milk.
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.
Refrigerate the thandai.
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