Recipe: Thandai

Beat the heat with this cool thirst-quencher!


Milk, 1 litre
Sweetened condensed milk, 1 can
Almonds, blanched, about 30
Whole pumpkin/sunflower seeds (unsalted), 6 tablespoon
Cardamom powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon
Rose water (optional), 3 teaspoons
Crushed ice
Rose petals, to garnish


Grind all the almonds, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, cardamom powder and rose water till the mixture turns into a fine paste.
Add the condensed milk, milk and crushed ice to the paste. Blend everything well.
Strain the drink through a fine sieve or muslin.
Garnish with rose petals and refrigerate.
Serve in the delicious Thandai in a tall glass!