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Thandai powder recipe

Easy thandai powder a versatile spice mix recipe that you can make easily at home. Just mix it with chilled milk and your instant thandai is ready!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 2 to 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • 1/8 cup pistachios
  • 1 tbsp melon seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pepper corns
  • 1/8 cup fennel seeds
  • 5 nos cardamom
  • 10 strands saffron


  • To begin with : to a mixer jar first add fennel seeds, cardamom, pepper corns and sugar.
  • Grind it to a fine powder add to a sieve.
  • Sieve it well. Discard the remains or use it for milk, strain and drink it will still be flavourful.
  • Sieved mixture ready, Set aside for later / future use.
  • Now to the same mixer jar, add almonds, cashews, pistachios, melon seeds, sugar and saffron.
  • Grind it as fine as possible.
  • Add it to the sieved mixture.
  • Mix it well.
  • This prepared mixture can be used for 4 cups of milk. Here I have used 2 cups milk so added half of thandai powder to it.
  • Add to chilled milk. I used boiled, cooled and chilled milk.
  • Mix it well. Instant thandai ready. Serve chilled!
  • Thandai mix and thandai ready!


  • Add little more sugar than we usually add.
  • As for chilled milk sugar is needed more.
  • Adding cashews is optional but I prefer adding it.
  • You can add dried rose petals if you like the flavour.
  • You can even add even gulkand and rose essence.
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