‘Thandai’ recipe

Thandai is an Indian cold drink prepared from mixture of almonds, watermelon/sunflower seeds, rose petals, rose water, pepper, cardamom, milk and sugar. Rich in zinc, iron, calcium and vitamin A, it also helps to increase digestion.

Thandai Ingredients

  • 10 green cardamoms – seeds only
  • 1 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp melon/sunflower seeds
  • 50 gm skinned almonds
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp rose petals
  • 2 Tbsp rose water
  • 750 ml milk



  1. Roast spices lightly on a tawa.
  2. Soak all ingredients except milk in enough water to cover.
  3. Set aside for 2 hours. Grind into a fine paste.
  4. Mix with milk.
  5. Strain liquid through muslin.
  6. Decorate with rose petals and serve chilled.
Dietitian Lavleen

Dietitian Lavleen

***Winner of Best Dietitian in Chandigarh in 2015 organised by Global lifestyle awards. Most promising Youngest dietitian in 2016 organised by International health care awards. Best innovative class in 2017 organised by Global achievers forum. Weight loss specialist - Chandigarh, diet consultations, online diet plans - 7 years experience in Nutrition and Dietetics - Worked at PGIMER and Inscol hospitals.*** My passion is helping others achieve their health goals through optimal nutrition and diet. "Don't diet, rather eat correct food!" It has always been my dream to create and promote good health and fitness through good food. My aim is to guide, educate and motivate my patients about how healthy eating can contribute in bringing health, wealth and happiness together in their lifestyle.

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