Traditional Indian Thandai

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Traditional Indian Thandai


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 10 Min

Total Time : 25 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1 tsp black peeper

  • 30 gms poppy seeds

  • 50 gms muskmelon seeds

  • 30 gms fennel seeds

  • 50 gms almonds

  • 50 gms pistachio

  • 250 gms sugar

  • 500 ml water

  • 15 nos saffron threads

  • 2 tsp rose water

  • 1 tsp green cardamon powder


  • Soak all the spices and nuts for 2 hours in water.
  • Make thick paste of these spices.
  • Now mix sugar and water in a vessel and cook it on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Add the paste of the spices in this sugar syrup and cook for 5 minutes. We need honey like consistency of it.
  • Finally add saffron, green cardamom powder and rosewater in it and mix it well.
  • Your delicious thandai is ready.
  • Then fill it in a clean and dry bottle and store it in fridge. You can use it for 1 month without adding any preservative.
  • Pour 4 tea spoon (or as per taste) thandai in a glass and add a glass of milk to serve it. You can also add few ice cubes to serve it chilled.
  • Tips:If you will not store it in fridge, then it 3 days. So either keep it in fridge or add food preservative in it.