Cook with Anjali

Thandai Masala Powder

Thandai is an Indian cold drink which is prepared with chilled milk as a base and is flavored with a lot of nuts and spices. The Thandai powder can be used to prepare Thandai Drink, Thandai Flavoured Icecream etc

Preparation time – 10 – 15 minutes

Level of cooking – Easy

Types of Cuisine – Regional

Ingredients-

  • Almond – 1/2 cup
  • Cashew – 1/2 cup
  • Pista – 1/4 cup
  • Black pepper – 25 – 30
  • Saffron – few Threads
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Melon seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Dry Rose petal – 2 tbsp

Method of Preparation-

  • Add all the ingredients in the grinder and make a smooth dry powder (While grinding take precautions to grind it for 10/15 seconds at one time and let it cool before grinding further.

  • This will make sure the nuts do not ooze out oil and the mixture stays dry)
  • With the help of sieve strain to get a smooth powder leaving the bigger chunks.
  • Store in an airtight container for 10 to 15 days and using this powder to make so many different types of recipes like Thandai Drink, Icecream etc.

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As a home that loves to eat, we hold food, and the people who prepare it, close to our hearts. I was drawn to food from the time I could reach the kitchen counter and was tutored by my mother. The love for food of my family motivated me and challenged me to become a cook. I always wanted to keep their love for food going on and hence it was a daunting task to try and create something different and unique and yet healthy food on a day to day basis. This pushed me to reinvent the wheel and try different flavors and combination just to produce a new yet unique dish every time. . I have been trained and have had sessions with India’s leading chefs. Have participated in various food fest in India and London and have won huge appreciation from people. The journey which started from a home is now a passion and keeps growing on a day to day basis.

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