Thandai is a very popular drink , which is actually dry fruit and saffron flavoured milk, that is traditionally prepared as an offering to Lord Shiva during the festival of MahaShiva tri. Thandai is often mixed with ‘bhang’ to make an intoxicating drink.
Milk 4 1/2 cups.
Sugar 1/4 cup .
Black pepper powder a pinch
Saffron a few strands.
Make into powder
Almonds 1/4 cup
Poppy Seeds 2 tbsp
Fennel seeds 2 tbsp (saunf)
Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp.
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp.
Boil the milk in a deep pan, allow it to cool completely.
Combine the powder and milk in a deep bowl, mix well using a whisk and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Strain the mixture through a sieve, add the sugar, pepper powder and saffron and mix well.
Pour equal quantities of the thandai into 4 individual glasses add serve chilled.