Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe

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Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi
Shahi Thandai or Sardai is milk based cold drink made during summers and especially on Maha Shivratri and Holi. This drink is consumed across India particularly in North India. This delicious and cooling drink is very nutritious and healthy. It is made from kali mirch (black peppercorns), khus khus (poppy seeds), sauf (fennel seeds), magaz (melon seeds), kaju (cashew nuts), and badam (almonds) mixed with whole milk, sugar and saffron and served chilled decorated with rose petals/pistachios. In this recipe learn how to make Thandai Syrup which is a ready to use concentrate for making about 30 glasses of Thandai. You can store this syrup in air tight container (preferably a glass bottle) for a month in refrigerator. Do try this recipe this season & relish the rich taste!



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INGREDIENTS:


For Thandai Syrup:


25 almonds
10 cashew nuts
10 pistachios
18-20 black pepper
2 tbsp watermelon seeds
1 tbsp fennel seeds/sauf
2 tsp poppy seeds/khus khus
2 cardamoms
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water + more as needed
1/2 tsp saffron/kesar
1 tsp lemon yellow/saffron food colour (optional)
1/2 tsp rose essence

For Thandai:


50ml syrup (adjust more or less as per taste)
400ml cold milk
1 tsp pistachio clippings

SERVES: Makes 800ml thandai concentrate
PREPARATION TIME: 20 mins + 8 hours soaking time
COOKING TIME: 10 mins
TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
* 1 CUP = 237 ML

METHOD:

For Thandai Syrup:


1. Soak almonds in lots of water for 8 hours.
2. In a separate bowl, mix cashew nuts & pistachios. Soak in 1/4 cup water for 8 hours.
3. In a separate bowl, mix black pepper, watermelon seeds, fennel seeds/sauf, poppy seeds/khus khus, cardamoms. Soak in 1/4 cup water for 8 hours. 
4. After 8 hours, first take spices in mixer grinding jar & add 1/2 cup water. Grind the spices very finely. 
5. Strain using a fine strainer to remove all fibres. Smooth spices mixture is ready!
6. Peel off almond skin & discard its water.
7. Take cashew nuts & pistachios (along with water), almonds in mixer grinder. Grind to a smooth paste. 
8. Transfer dry fruits paste to spices paste bowl. Mix well & thandai masala is ready.
9. Take 2 cups sugar in a pan.
10. Add 1 1/2 cups water. 
11. Switch on flame & allow coming to boil on high.
12. Once it boils mix it well & ensure sugar is dissolved. 
13. Keep flame low & saffron/kesar, thandai masala in it, mix & allow boiling again. 
14. Once it start to boil lower flame & cook for 2-3 min. 
15. After 2-3 min switch off flame. 
16. Add lemon yellow/saffron food colour (optional) & rose essence. Mix well.
17. Fill thandai concentrate in clean glass bottle.
18. Allow it to cool down completely for 4-6 hours to mix all the flavours well.
19. After 6 hours mix syrup well & it should have become thicker. 
20. Store shahi thandai syrup in air tight bottle/container for 1 month.

For Thandai:


1. Take 400ml milk in a pan.
2. Stir the syrup & add 50ml of it in the milk. 
3. Mix well using blender or spoon.
4. Pour cold thandai in glass. 
5. Garnish with pistachio clippings.
6. Appetising shahi thandai is ready!

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Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

Thandai Sharbat - Kesari Shahi Thandai Syrup Recipe - शाही केसरी ठंडाई शरबत  रेसिपी - Priya R - Magic of Indian Rasoi

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