Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kesariya Thandai - केसरिया ठंडाई (Saffron and Nuts Milk Shake)

Hello friends,

I am here with a very yummy and cool milkshake, perfect for summer and a regular in my family :)

Sorry, the pic is not the greatest, little blurry.

Kesariya Thandai - केसरिया ठंडाई (Saffron and Nuts Milk Shake)

To Grind
Badam (Almonds) - 1 cup
Khaskhas (Poppy Seeds) - 1/4 cup
Saunf (Fennel Seeds) - 1/2 cup
Pista (Pistachio) - 10-15
Black Pepper (Whole) - 8-10
Ilaichi (Green Cardamom) - 5-7
Rose Water - 2-3 tsps
Kesar (Saffron) - 10-12 strands (in Warm Water)
To Make The Drink
Milk - 8 oz. (1 cup) - for one serving
Sugar - 2 tsps (or as you like)
Malai (Heavy Cream) - 1 tbsp (Here the actual malai we get from boiling milk will be better than using ready-made heavy cream from the market)
Rose Petals - to garnish (optional)
Crushed Nuts - to garnish (optional)

  • Make a paste of everything listed in "To Grind" ingredients with very little water (as little as needed). Make them coarse, if you like the bite of nuts when you drink thandai, but if you are making it for kids, it is better, you make it into a fine paste.
  • Now, the above paste can be stored in refrigerator for almost a year or more. The above measurements will make about 20 cups of thandai (I mean just the masala).
  • Keep the ground paste in referigerator before using.
  • To make the thandai, take one cup of chilled milk, 1 tsp of masala and desired amount of sugar.
  • Blend it well in a blender. You can mix it with spoon, but blending will give the best results.

Serve it in a nice tall glass topped by malai and may be some spirnkled nuts (if you like) and of course with some crushed ice or ice cubes.

Enjoy it in this coming summer season.

I am sending this for Thanda Mela event of Srivalli, Cooking with Seeds - Cardamom event of Priya and CoL - Summer Challenge event of Daisy Blue.

That's all for now. Take care till next post.


Shama Nagarajan said...

refreshing drink...

Aruna Manikandan said...

Sounds interesting and new to me dear....
Healthy refreshing drink
Thx. for sharing :-)

Unknown said...

Great drink, Priya..It sounds extremely delicious..

Meena said...

very very aesome thandai...it sounds so cool n nice...reminds me of my childhood summer in kolkata where we would drink it a lot.

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a rich and tempting thandai, looks creamy and elegant..

Niloufer Riyaz said...

thats a cool drink. Can you give me a substitute for poppy seeds

Kanchan said...

Always had Thandai but never had it, this sounds perfect.

Pari Vasisht said...

Priya, I love the thandai and it's such a refreshing drink for summers. The glass is asking me to sample it.:-)

Sushma Mallya said...

beautiful and such a cool drink

Smita Srivastava said...

Looks so yummy n refreshing ....... great to beat Dilli ki Garmi !!

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AJ said...

Wonderful drink Priya!! Remember sipping this in the good old days in Delhi :)

Soma Pradhan said...

What a thandai recipe

Sayali said...

rose water and rose petals....sahin hain priya

Kiran said...

Wow Priya ,a very deliciously refreshing Thandai.Never had it before .

Namitha said...

Rich n yumm drink..I have posted a smoothie today, as well :-)


Really healthy and delicious drink, it's a brain booster too..

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Simplyfood said...

This milkshake looks royal and devine with the aromatic flavours you have used.Very refreshing.

Sailaja said...

healthy and delicious drink

SS blogs here said...

Yumm.. all shakes now! :)

Kiran said...

Priya can I use cashew instead of almonds in this drink as two members of my family are allergic to almonds.

Suma Gandlur said...

Creamy, rich thandai. Perfect for a hot summer day.
And regarding leaving a comment at my blog. Accidentally, I checked the 'not allow comments' selection and that's why you could not leave a comment. :)

Unknown said...

delicious drink for summers..awesome..

Muneeba said...

Oh man, it's so hot right now ... I'd love a tall glass of this thandai!

Unknown said...

Am craving for col milk based drinks for this summer...urs look apt

Srivalli said...

Thank you for the lovely entry

Unknown said...

That drink looks fabulous. I imagine a calorie killer with the cream and nuts, but really, who cares? :-)


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