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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Thandai Masala Powder

Thandai is a body cooling drink that is famous during the Holi festival. This drink is really popular in North India.
Lots of nuts and spices are used in making the masala powder. The powder is mixed with milk and served.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Makes : 1 cup


Almonds : 1/4 cup
Cashews: 1/4 cup
Pistachios: 1/8 cup
Fennel seeds /Saunf : 1 tablespoon
Melon seeds : 1 tablespoon
Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
Dry Rose leaves : 2 teaspoons
Saffron: 7-8 strands
Green cardamom/Elachi : 10

To make Thandai:

Cold milk : 1 cup
Thandai Masala Powder: 2 teaspoons
Sugar : 1 teaspoon


Take all the ingredients in a mixer jar and blend into a coarse powder. Scrape the sides and blend on pulse 3-4 times. Don't overdo as the nuts will produce oil.

To make Thandai, mix all ingredients listed under for Thandai and serve chilled. If you don't like the spices getting in your mouth, leave it for few minutes, strain and then serve.

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  1. Beautiful presentation and quite a flavorful masala powder.

  2. My mom makes a masala powder for sounds so flavorful.

  3. Such a flavorful masala!..I am sure the thandai will be so good..

  4. Never tried Thandai Masala powder so far.Looks so simple to make yet flavorful.

  5. Beautifully presented amara. The masala seems so easy to prepare!

  6. Handy masala to have any time. super yum

  7. I made this a few years ago during previous mega BM and it was so delicious but I made a thandai syrup instead of masala powder method. This methodology is way easier. Great idea.

  8. Very flavorful powder to keep handy !

  9. I made it for week 2 as well and totally loved it. Though I didn't use rose petals as I could not procure them.

  10. i love your thandai masala recipe. it looks yum. I would like to taste this thandai during holi celebration. We get to enjoy thandai whenever we want, and not just for Holi!