thandai {homemade thandai bars}

homemade thandai

Homemade Thandai recipe with a fusion thandai bar ? Sounds interesting !

Bura na mano HOLI HAI !!

Holi – The festival of colours !! What’s life when its black & white ?? India being a festive country is as vibrant as the colours of a rainbow !! And Holi is one such festival which brings out colour onto people. Celebrated through the length and breadth of India, holi only brings out the fond memories of childhood where we enjoyed spraying and throwing colours on everyone :-D. Holi festival marks the end of winter and the onset of spring. On this day, a big bonfire is lit to depict the victory of good over evil i.e the end of Holika a demoness. Holika was the sister of a bad evil King Hiranyakashipu. His son Prahalad was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. When the little Prahalad did not follow his father’s footsteps, he was tortured and subjected to cruel punishments by the evil King Hiranyakashipu. None of this proved harmful for the little devotee.To cut the long story short ,Holika who sat in the pyre with Prahalad with the intention of destroying him was not spared. She was burned to death. Hence on holi a bonfire is lit to symbolise the end of evil.

Festivals in India are synonymous to food and different delicacies prepared for each of them. And for holi its gujjiya, pedas and thandai. This is something which is not prepared in South of India , but I learnt this from a good friend of mine.This is a refreshing drink with lots of nuts and goodness of saffron and poppy seeds !

homemade thandai with thandai bars
homemade thandai & thandai bars

Makes 2 big glasses 

  • 750 ml of Full Fat Milk
  • Sugar (adjust according to your taste}
  • 6 pods of Cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons Cashew nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of Khus-Khus
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel Seeds
  • A big pinch of Saffron
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
  • 1 tablespoon Melon Seeds / Magaz
  • for Thandai Bars
  • 400 gms white chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons Thandai powder
  • to decorate – cashews , pista , cranberries, saffron

homemade thandai

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