Soak the items listed under 't o soak' for 2 hours.
Grind it to a fine paste.Set aside.To a sauce pan add sugar.
Add water to it.Let it boil until sugar dissolves completely.Soak saffron in hot water.
Add saffron water and nuts mixture to it.
Mix well.Cook for 7-12 mins.
It will start to thicken.Cook in low flame till it coats the back of the laddle like this.
Add rose essence, mix well and switch off.
To prepare thandai:
Add 2-3 tbsp thandai syrup, add 3/4 cup milk to it.Mix well and serve chilled.