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Thandai - Nut & Spice Indian Milk Drink
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Jeera Aloo Salan & Thandai

Thandai is a delicious sweetened milk drink, enriched with nuts and spices. A delicious drink for any time!
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 18
Calories: 306.82kcal


  • Syrup Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup melon seeds
  • 1/2 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried rose
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup fennel seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • Thandai Ingredients Serves 2:
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup thandai syrup
  • a pinch of white pepper for garnish


  • Soak melon seeds, poppy seeds, rose, almonds and fennel for about 4 hours.
  • Strain and grind to a paste with the seeds of the cardamom and white pepper in a blender or food processor.
  • Boil the sugar and the water together to make a syrup, about 10 minutes.
  • Add paste and continue to cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes on medium low heat. Strain.
  • To make thandai, combine milk and syrup and stir well.
  • Serve in a glass, garnished with a little white pepper sprinkled on top.


Syrup makes about 4 1/2 cups


Calories: 306.82kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.36g | Protein: 3.07g | Fat: 5.69g | Saturated Fat: 0.92g | Sodium: 17.22mg | Fiber: 2.08g | Sugar: 60.25g
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