Thandai / Bhang (Almond Spices Milk)


Here comes the special drink of Holi ..'Thandai (Bhang)


Ingredients:
  • Bulleted ListAlmonds: 1/2 Cup
  • Milk: 1 & 1/2 Cup
  • Sugar: 4 tbsp
  • Whole Black pepeer: 1 tsp or as per taste
  • Fennel Seeds (Saunf): 1 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Whole Green Cardamom: 4
  • Rose Water: 2 tbsp
  • Water: As needed
Procedure:

  1. Soak almonds in water for at least 5-6 hrs. Peel off skin of almonds & keep aside.
  2. Grind black peper, fennel seeds, poppy seeds and cardamom to fine powder. Then add almonds, sugar and make a fine paste of almonds by using very small amount of water.
  3. Strain this almond liquid through fine strainer.
  4. Blend the leftover paste with small amount of water and strain it again.
  5. Mix milk and rose water in almond liquid very well.
  6. Serve this Thandai with ice.

    All these goes to FestiveFood: Holi Hai event hosted by dear Purva

        With this Thandai I would like to wish everyone HAPPY HOLI !! Enjoy the festival of Colors !!


        Now it's Award time. Pooja of Sai Kitchen gave me four wonderful awards. These awards are 'Friends', 'You are a Sweet Heart', 'One Lovely Blog Award' and 'Triple Award'. Thank you very much Pooja for these lovely awards. I am so honored.



        I would like to give these awards to lovely Priya, Asha, Mahimaa, Soma , Ashwini, Sharmi . Enjoy your awards !!

        Recipe Source: Manjula's Kitchen

        34 comments:

        Usha said...

        Thandai looks very inviting Trupti, congrats on all your awards :-)

        Varsha Vipins said...

        Yday Usha posted this n now u..mmmm..tempting me..!!:)

        Preety said...

        just saw the almond milk on usha's blog too..i think i should make some now..you guys are tempting me..:)

        Uma said...

        never heard of this drink. looks lovely Trupti. Happy Holi to you too! You can send this to Holi event at Purva's site.

        Purnima said...

        Trupti, HAPPY HOLI to you n this is one beautiful drink , thks for sharing recipe n method. The pic of glass full is really tempting n loved the red polka background!Tks for sharing!

        Akal's Saappadu said...

        The almond spiced milk sounds delicious... I imagine the fragrance of the rose water, cardamoms and the mixture of almonds with the other spices, that must be terribly good. Interesting recipe; this is something I've never tasted.

        SriLekha said...

        wow! i love almond milk but adding spices to it is really a good twist and hope tastes good too!

        Valarmathi said...

        Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Holi.

        Ann said...

        used to make this without fennel..looks great

        Varunavi said...

        Happy holi,i miss hyd.
        Yummy milk shake

        Asha said...

        Thandai is such a healthy drink, isn't it? You can have it warm or sold, look yummy there.

        Happy Holi to you too!

        Enjoy the colorful awards and thanks for mine too, will add in my sidebar!:)

        Trupti said...

        Thank you very much Usha, Varsha, Preety, Uma. As today is Holi so I posted this Bhang today.

        Yes Uma, I am going to send this recipe to Purva. THanks for reminding me.

        Thank you very much Purnima.

        Thank you very much Hema, SriLekha. Yes it was tasted heavenly good. You can try this milk.

        Thank you very much Valarmathi, Ann, Varunavi.

        Thank you very much Asha. Yes Asha we can have this milk any time.

        Aparna Prabhu said...

        Happy holi dear.
        And here we get awesome almonds so i can try it ne time.

        Ashwini said...

        Wow..It is so humid here, that I can have that yummy thandai..slurp..Heavenly..
        Congrats on all the well deserved awards Trupti..Enjoy!!.Thank you for thinking of me..

        Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

        Looks great and Thandai sure tastes excellent.

        Sukanya Ramkumar said...

        Love thandai a lot. My fav. Looks so good. YUM!

        Hema said...

        Enjoyed the Recipe!
        Happy Holi!!!!

        Priya said...

        Happy holi Trupti..;Thandai looks yummy...looks really very delicious..congrats on ur awards dear:)

        Mahimaa's kitchen said...

        I love tandai. i have never made at home. i used to buy readymade syrups...i would love to try this.. though i don't have fennel seeds, roase water :(

        ur tandai is soooooo tempting :)

        Mahimaa's kitchen said...

        oh and thanks a ton for the awards dear....

        Madhu's cooking gallery said...

        This looks delicious! Congrats on all your awards Trupti!

        Uma said...

        A feast for you at my blog!

        Maya said...

        Always heard of bhang but never tasted it. Your picture looks very refreshing. Congrats on your awards!

        Ankita said...

        Happy holi
        bhang on ranga panchami is must.
        Looks refreshing.

        sriharivatsan said...

        Wow, superb...Rosewater almonds, cardomom, poppy seeds, i can imagine how the taste would be...Superb...Love your rice dhokla also..itz a must try dish...bookmarking it..

        Adlak's tiny world said...

        tasty milk and happy holi dear.

        Trupti said...

        Sure Aparna, try it and let me know.

        Thank you very much Ashwini, Lakshmi, Sukanya, Hema, Priya.

        THank you very much Mahimaa. Now you can try thandai at home with this recipe.

        THank you very much Madhu, Uma.

        Thank you very much Maya. Now you can try thandai at home with this recipe.

        Thank you very much Ankita, Sri, Hema

        Vanamala said...

        Cooooooooooooool...lovely drink

        veggie belly said...

        very nice! this reminds me of a 'no reservations' episode where anthony bourdain goes to a bhang shop in rajasthan and the bang portions hes offered are "normal strong and super duper sexy strong - 24 hours no toilet no shower"!

        Sia said...

        belated holi wishes to u too trupti. and thandai looks so good!

        Trupti said...

        THank you very much Vanamala, VB< Sia

        Purva Desai said...

        Holi without Thandai is incomplete, its thanda thanda cool entry for the event :)
        Congrats for the lovely awards

        Trupti said...

        Yes Purva, Holi without THandai is incomplete .. Hope u enjoyed ur holi in India

        passionforlife said...

        I thought marijuana was the main ingredient in bhang/ thandai. Glad to know I can make it this way also :)