Celebrating Holi with the energizing drink ‘Thandai’

 

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The spicy rich energizing blend for the ‘Holi’ Thandai!

 

Holi – one of India’s famous festival which is celebrated with vibrant colours is around the corner. It falls on March 13, this year. I will take off from work on this day to join in the Holi celebrations which include preparing the dishes specifically, on this day. One such treat is – Thandai , the sweet and spicy energizing drink. This is a must to sustain the hours of revelling in colour festivities with family and friends on this day. Last year, I also made Thandai phirni which is a sweet dish made with Thandai powder and rice. You can find the recipe at: https://www.tangytales.com/recipe/thandai-phirni/

Herbal colors
Herbal colors for Holi

This time I ensured that I bought herbal Holi colors which are ecofriendly and safe too.

Holi splash
My daughter, Shreya, all set for the splash of colors!

 

What is Thandai?

Thandai is a refreshing cold drink prepared with a mixture of fennel seeds, almonds, rose petals, pepper, pumpkin seeds, cardamom, saffron, sugar and milk. Indeed a varied and exotic combination! A rejuvenating, energy drink, associated with this festival, especially in the Northern parts of India.

Here is the recipe to make the Thandai masala powder, first. I adapted the recipe from ‘Whisk affair’. Once you have this rich and spicy blend ready, making the Thandai drink is easy. You can find the recipe here on my blog: https://www.tangytales.com/recipe/thandai-the-holi-drink/

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Slurping this drink indeed refreshes you!

My Holi wishes in advance to all my blog readers!

May God gift you all the

colors of life,

colors of friendship,

colors of food and

colors of love!

Happy Holi to you and your family!!

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Thandai Masala powder
Holi celebrations which include preparing the dishes specifically, on this day. One such treat is Thandai , the sweet and spicy drink.
Holi
Course beverage, drink
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course beverage, drink
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Holi
Instructions
  1. Pound all the above ingredients in a blender to a fine powder.
  2. Store in an airtight container and used when required. In case you would want to store it for more than 2 days, store it in the refrigerator and use the powder when required.
Recipe Notes

May this festival showers you and your family colors of joy and happiness…….!!!!!!

Holi Hai!

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