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Maha Shivaratri: Thandai

Maha Shivaratri: Thandai
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• 1 liter Milk
• 2-3 cup Water
• 1/2 cup Sugar
• 1/2 tbsp Aniseed
• 1 tbsp Almonds
• 10-12 Peppercorns
• A few Saffron Strands
• 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
• 1 tbsp Dried watermelon seeds
• 1/2 tbsp Poppy seeds
• 1/4 Cup fresh rose petals


Boil the milk in a pan and allow it to cool.

Meanwhile soak aniseed, almonds, watermelon seeds, poppy seeds and rose petals in 2 cups of water.

Grind soaked ingredients to make a smooth paste.

Pour remaining water into this paste and strain through muslin strainer.

Extract the liquid into a vessel. Add the sugar, peppercorns, powdered cardamom, saffron and mix well.

Now blend the above-made mix with milk.

Chill for about an hour before serving.

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