Recipe: Thandai or Sardai (Chilled Almond Drink)


  • 15 almonds
  • 2 tsp aniseed
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 8 cardamom pods
  • 12 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 300ml water
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 cup crushed ice

How to make Thandai:

  • Grind all the spices, with the almonds separate.
  • Blend together in a large bowl, and add water and milk.
  • Strain through cheesecloth until liquid is smooth.
  • Thandai is ready to serve.
  • Serve cold.
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Bushra Waheed

I believe you can make great food with everyday ingredients even if you’re short on time and cost conscious. You just need to cook clever and get creative!

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