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Dry-Fruits Loaded Refreshing & Healthy Thandai for Holi!

Priyanka Vithlani- Meal Planning Analyst
Mar 21, 2024
Recipe Corner
Tags : Holi Store

Savor the taste of Holi with Thandai at home this year; one common drink enjoyed all over India during the festival. It's a delicious blend of cold almond milk (of your choice), lots of nuts, and spices like fennel seeds, cardamom, and more.

Thandai is perfect for cooling off during Holi’s hot days and is even thought to have some health benefits. Today, we have got you an easy and healthy recipe for yummiest thandai with almond milk and lots of dry fruits. 

Have a look, and we are sure you’ll end up drooling!

Serves: 6 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Total time: 15 minutes 



  1. In a blender, combine the soaked almonds, cashews, melon seeds, poppy seeds, dried rose petals, cardamom powder, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, saffron threads and pitted dates.
  2. Add a little Almond milk and blend into a smooth paste.
  3. Gradually add the remaining milk and blend until everything is well combined.
  4. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any coarse particles.
  5. Chill the Thandai in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving.
  6. Serve chilled and garnish with a sprinkle of crushed almonds or pistachios if desired.


  • Thandai, a traditional beverage, boasts a refreshing blend of dried nuts, seeds, and aromatic spices, ideal for combating summer heat. 
  • Poppy seeds aid in soothing gastrointestinal discomfort and preventing constipation. Fennel seeds and rose petals contribute to digestive wellness and impart a cooling sensation. 
  • The addition of nuts and seeds enhances its energising properties, while spices like peppercorns bolster immunity and offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Almond milk enriches the drink with vital nutrients, notably vitamin E.

Nutritional information per serving 

Total Calories 194 kcal 

Total Protein 3.2g

Total Fat 7.2g

Disclaimer: Please keep your healthcare provider in the loop before introducing any new food item or beauty product into your lifestyle, especially if you have a medical health condition or are on medications. In case you are allergic to certain foods, please avoid them.

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