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Almond and Holy Basil Thandai

Here’s a recipe of Almond and Holy Basil Thandai to add to your Holi celebrations!



Serves: 3 – 4 people (approx. 200ml each)
  • 2 tbsp Soaked Almonds, skin removed
  • 2 tbsp Soaked melon seeds
  • 1 tbsp Soaked poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup Almond slivers
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 4 no. Fresh holy basil leaves
  • 2 cup Milk
  • 1/4 tbsp. Green cardamom powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup Soaked Fennel seeds
  1. Make a smooth paste of fennel seeds, poppy seeds, and almonds.
  2. In a heavy bottom pan, bring the milk and saffron strands to boil. Dissolve the sugar in the milk.
  3. Grind the fresh holy basil leaves and black peppercorns to a paste and add it to the milk.
  4. Add the almond, poppy seed and fennel seed paste along with cardamom powder and almond slivers to the milk and simmer it for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate the thandai.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories 1772.20
Total fat g 112.41
Monounsaturated g 58.33
Carbohydrates g 153.66
Cholesterol g 0
Calcium g 2.14
Potassium g 3.21
Protein g 58.17
Saturated g 11.98
Polyunsaturated g 31.19
Fiber g 25.51
Sodium g 0.45
Magnesium g 308.66
Vitamin E IU 0.042
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