Today I will be making thandai. Thandai is very refreshing spicy cold drink with lot of aromatic flavors. Main ingredients are almonds, milk and sugar with some other spices. Traditionally thandai is served during the Indian holiday Holi. Holi is a celebration of harvest. This recipe will serve 4. We need, 1/2 cup of almonds 4 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds (khas khas) 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds (saunf) 1.5 teaspoons of black pepper 4 whole green cardamom (elaichi) 2 tablespoons of rose water About 2 cups of water And about 1.5 cups of milk. This is a very simple and easy recipe. First you soak the almonds and take off the skin. And blend it into the fine paste. Then all the dry spices we grind it very fine. And mix it with milk, sugar and water. I already have soaked the almonds for about 6 hours. And peeled off the skin. And now we are going to blend this into the paste. And we will put just very little water. If you put too much water at a time it’s hard to make the paste. Now almonds are ready, they are blended. It will takes usually between 1-2 minutes. And add the water slowly in between as it is needed. Now we are going to grind the dry spices into the very fine powder. So poppy seeds. Fennel seeds Black pepper And cardamoms. Spices are done. And we are going to put them with almond paste and blend it together. I will add these spices to almond paste. And blend it again. We will need to add some more water. And add some more water and then we are going to strain this. Now I am going to strain this using the strainer with fine mesh. Now we are going to blend this mash one more time. We are going to use the remaining water. And this time we will add sugar also. We are going to strain this again. Now we are going to add the milk. And rose water. Mix it. This smells so good it has a very sweet smell of rose water and fennel seed. And I am going to serve these over the crushed ice. Thandai is ready. It smells really good. Very sweet aroma of rose water and fennel seeds. Black pepper gives a very good kick to the taste. I will be making this for upcoming Holi festival. I hope you will like this recipe and make for Holi. I will see you again with a new recipe. Thank you.