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Thandai

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Ingredients
  Water 1 1⁄2 Liter
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Watermelon seeds/Canatloupe seeds 1 Tablespoon (dried ans skinned)
  Poppy seeds 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Aniseed 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Whole peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Dried rose petals/Fresh rose petals 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Gulkand variety)
Directions

Soak sugar in 1/2 liter of water and all other dry ingredients in 2 cups of water for at least 2 hours.
Grind all soaked ingredients (not sugar) to a very fine paste.
Mix remaining water to the paste and strain it using a strong muslin strainer to extract the liquid into a vessel until the residue becomes dry.
Add milk and sugar to the extracted liquid.
Mix the cardamom powder in the milk.
Chill for an hour of two before serving.
Makes about 8 glasses.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Rich
Occasion: 
Holi
Ingredient: 
Nut
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
130 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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