Almond Milk Thandai Recipe

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Almond Milk Thandai
  • Chef: Meenu Nageshwaran
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A wonderful, refreshing beverage made with almond milk, spices and protein-rich seeds.

Ingredients of Almond Milk Thandai

  • For the powder mix:
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder or 2-3 green cardamom (elaichi)
  • 2 tsp of poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 1 tsp of fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 5-6 black peppercorns (kali mirch)
  • 3/4 tsp saffron (kesar) - optional
  • 1 tsp roasted watermelon seeds or sunflower seeds
  • A pinch of nutmeg - optional
  • For the drink:
  • 4 cups of almond milk
  • Seedless Dates/Raw Sugar/Palm Sugar to taste
  • For garnishing:
  • Chopped Pistachios
  • Silver Leaves
  • Pinch of Saffron

How to Make Almond Milk Thandai

  • 1.Take all the ingredients in a grinder and grind really fine .
  • 2.Note : For a larger batch of the spice mix, dry grind and keep in an airtight container, refrigerated for a few days. You can also alter the quantities to suit your personal taste and preference.
  • 3.Boil the milk with whichever sugar you are using and few strands of saffron (if using).
  • 4.Add the ground powder and mix it well.Add more water if needed to get the desired consistency.
  • 5.Strain the mixture to remove any particles to make a smooth Milk.
  • 6.Cool and let it refrigerate for a minimum of one hour or even overnight to let the spices infuse in the drink.
  • 7.Give it a mix before serving. Garnish and serve. If you have rose water or dried crushed rose petals, add some to taste.