Shivratri Special: Thandai

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Recipe: Thandai

A popular Shivratri staple - thandai! It is a fennel-fragrant concoction that has a natural cooling effect on the body.

Ingredients:

10 green cardamoms - seeds only ( ઈલાયચી )

1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (વલીયારી)

1/2 tsp black peppercorns ( કાલા મરી)

1/2 coriander seeds (આખા ધાણા)

1 tsp melon/sunflower seeds (મગતરી ના બી)

50 gm skinned almonds

5 Tbsp sugar

3 Tbsp rose petals

2 Tbsp rose water

750 ml milk

Method

Roast spices lightly on a tawa. 

Soak all ingredients except milk in enough water to cover. 

Set aside for 2 hours. 

Grind into a fine paste. 

Mix with milk. 

Strain liquid through muslin. 

Decorate with rose petals and serve chilled