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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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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

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