Try this chilled Thandai Phirni in this hot summer

Try this chilled Thandai Phirni in this hot summer

Thandai, or sardai, is an Indian cold drink prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, magaztari seeds (watermelon kernel), rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk, and sugar. It is native to India and is often associated with the Maha Shivaratri and Holi festival.

The consumer of this Thandai is mostly from Rajasthan and Northern India. There are variants of Thandai and the most common are Badam (Almond) Thandai and Bhaang Thandai. Recipe.

-Ingredients Of Thandai Phirni

250 Gram Milk, full cream

1/2 Cup Rice (soaked in water for at least 3 hours)

2 Cardamoms (crushed,pods/seeds)

15-20 strands Saffron (soaked in 2 tbsp milk)

3 Tbsp Thandai masala powder

1 Cup Sugar (adjustable)

2 Tbsp Almonds & Pista, sliced

-How to Make Thandai Phirni

1.To begin making the Creamy Phirni recipe, boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan.

2.Once it starts boiling, add the green cardamom into the milk.

3.In the mean time, take rice and grind them coarsely in a grinder by adding a little water.

4.Add sugar in the boiling milk, thandai, kesar milk and then add rice into it. Stir it for at-least 20 minutes or till it gets thick.

5.When it starts getting thick, switch off the stove and let it cool properly.

6.Pour it in kullads (earthen pots) and put it in fridge for 2 to 3 hours. Now take it out, garnish it with sliced nuts and serve it chilled.

7.Serve Creamy Thadai Phirni as a dessert after your scrumptious meal or make it during holi to celebrate the festival.

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