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On the occasion of Holi - special recipe for Thandai

On the occasion of holi - special recipe for thandai
Thandai Recipe :

Ingredients:
1 1/2 litres water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbsp. almonds
1 tbsp. kharbooj/tarbooj seeds skinned (commercially available)
(these are skinned dried seeds of watermelon and cantaloupes)
1/2 tbsp. khuskhus (poppy seeds)
1/2 tbsp. saunf (aniseed)
1/2 tsp. cardamom powder or 15 whole pods
1/2 tsp. rose water (optional)
1 tsp. peppercorns whole
1/4 cup dried or fresh rose petals (gulkand variety)

Method -

1. Soak sugar in water and keep it aside.
2. Wash all remaining dry ingredients.
3. Soak them in water for 2 hrs.
4. Grind all the soaked ingredients into fine paste.
5. There is a trend of using stone grinder to give typical flavor.
6. Place a strong muslin strainer over a large deep vessel.Press through muslin with back of palms, extracting the liquid into vessel.
7. Add remaining water, a little at a time to extract more.Pour back some of the extract and press, repress.
8. Repeat this process till the residue becomes dry and husk like.Add milk, sugar and rosewater to the extracted liquid.
9. If using cardamom powder mix it in with the milk.Mix well. Chill for a hour of two before serving.Making time: 45 minutes

Refrigerate for 30 to 45 min before serving.

 
Posted by: Anonymous Posted: 11 year ago Number Of Replies: 2 Number Of Views: 57911
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Re: On the occasion of Holi - special recipe for Thandai
I'm irmpessed! You've managed the almost impossible.
Posted by: Anonymous Posted on: 2011-09-18 05:17:30
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Re: On the occasion of Holi - special recipe for Thandai
simple and precise description. thank you for sharing this.
Posted by: Anonymous Posted on: 2011-06-20 08:06:22
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