It’s a soothing drink made with milk and nuts with refreshes in hot summers and relaxes the mind.

Served chilled and let you remain energetic the whole day.

Ingredients Required: 

  • Almonds – 25-30
  • Pistachios – 20-25
  • Chironji – 1 tbsp
  • Rose Petals – 8
  • Khas Khas / Poppy Seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom – 2
  • Melon Seeds- 4 tbsp
  • Peppercorns – 4-6
  • Fennel Seeds / Saunf – 1 tsp
  • Rose Water – ½ tsp
  • Sugar-  1 1/2 cup ( or as required)


  • Saffron – a few strands

Procedure: –

  • First of all, take grinder and put all the above ingredients in it and grind them coarsely.
  • Transfer this mixture in air-tight container and keep in refrigerator.
  • Serve it with chilled milk i.e. add 1 tbsp of mixture in milk and serve it.


  • If you want to it sweeter then, you can add sugar in milk and stir and then add Thandai. You can also add ice-cubes for more cooling.
  • For to try in different style you can also soak the above ingredients for 5-7 hours i.e. almonds, fennel seeds, poppy seeds, melon seeds and and transfer to grinder with other ingredients and add some 1/2 cup of water and Thandai paste is ready. 
  • It can also be used in the same way but, it can’t be stored for long as compared to powder.
  • So it’s optional you make paste or powder both are healthy and delicious
  • It is basically used in summers to keep the body relaxed and energetic,


  • So enjoy this delicious drink.

Tips: –

  • While making thandai, be careful with nuts. As they contain some moisture so you first dry them for sometime by keeping them in sunlight.
  • While you keep it in sunlight cover it with net cloth so that no dust enters in utensil.


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