Thandai with Dry Fruits Recipe

Thandai is a very popular drink in Rajasthan. This famous dry fruit and saffron flavoured milk that is traditionally prepared as an offering to Lord Shiva during the festival of Mahashivratri.


  • 1 ltr full Fat Milk
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 10- 12 black Peppercorns
  • Few Saffron strands

To be Ground into a Fine Powder

  • 1/4 cup Almonds
  • 2 tbsp poppy Seeds
  • 2 tbsp fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom Powder
  • 20 white peppercorns


Boil the milk and allow it to cool completely. Keep aside.Add the ground powder and mix well. Refrigerate the mixture for 3 to 4 hours.Strain the mixture through a sieve, add the sugar, peppercorns and saffron and mix well.Serve chilled.