Thandai is a traditional Indian refreshing milk-based drink. It is made by boiling the milk with a paste made from ingredients like nuts, fennel seeds, peppercorns, poppy seeds, cardamoms, saffron, and watermelon kernels. Rose petals are used for garnishing. This beverage has a cooling effect on the body, hence the name.
Thandai is made especially during the festivals of Holi and Mahashivaratri. No Holi celebration in North India is complete without this refreshing Indian beverage.
There are many readymade Thandai concentrates available in the market, but nothing beats the taste of the homemade Thandai.