Wish you a happy and joyous Holi. I want to welcome this festival of colors with an open heart and positivity.
This time tried my hands on homemade Thandai Masala.
Always thought of making it but this year succeed and now regretting why I didnt try making this awesome Masala earlier.
Full disclosure, I discover Thandai only a few years back. It was a ready made pack and really loved it. But this homemade Masala is no comparison to anything; I can guarantee that.
I am sipping some of the Thandai milk that I made earlier using this Masala as I write this post.
Look at the gorgeous pastel hue and all the colors. The flavors are all completing each other. If you haven’t tried making yourself, please do. ?
A little about Holi; Holi is an Indian festival celebrated by the Hindus. Also known as the festival of colors. It is celebrated for the arrival of spring and marks the end of winters. It is also celebrated as thanks giving for a good harvest by doing puja and holika dahan. This day also marks the victory of good over evil.
Apart from this it’s a fun filled day where we play with colors, all come together as one and eat sweet treats, special drinks and food.
Thandai is one such drink made in Holi festival, packed with fruits, nuts and spices it’s very tasty and nutritious too.
Directions to make Thandai Masala-
1/4 cup almond
1/4 cup cashew
1/4 cup pistachio
2 tbsp melon seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tbsp rose petals
15-20 saffron strands
10 green cardamom
10-15 black peppercorn
Blend everything in the jar to a powder.
Store in an airtight container. Refrigeration is required for it to stay for longer period of time.
Use 2-3 tbsp to make Thandai milk, sweets, cake.
**make sure to not blend too much otherwise the natural oils in the nuts starts to release which starts to making a paste.
Powdery forms stays much longer.
But if you want to make a paste just soak all the ingredients in 1/2 glass water for 2-4 hours. Grind into a fine paste. Try to not add any extra water.
Paste is ready. Pls refrigerate for long time use.
Can’t make it now. Pin it here for later ￼
Other Holi recipes that you can try-
Thandai ( A refreshing spiced drink ) Panna cotta with Rose N Saffron Jelly
- Milk powder burfi
- Besan ke ladoo
- Rose coconut ladoo
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45 thoughts on “Thandai Masala | How To Make Thandai Masala At Home”
Thanks for the delicious share. Where to buy good rose petals pls? Really wish to try the Thandarai recipe
Thank you so much. I would suggest you to pluck the petals directly from a fresh flower. Keep it in the sun for a day or simply under a fan overnight.
Love this flavourful Masala. Nothing can beat Homemade Masala .. awesome share
Loved this delicious home made festive recipe! Beautiful share Avin 😊
Ever since I started making home made thandai masala a few years ago, I now don’t like the ready made one. Such a handy masala to keep in the fridge for cold drinks, desserts and basically for so many other recipes.
That’s so true. Although this was my first time I am not going back to buy now?
We always have a great satisfaction when we make our recipe from scratch..this is awesome
Thanks. That makes it all worthwhile ?
Stunning Pictures Avin, and your Thandai Masala looks awesome.
Thanks a lot dear?
This year my husband is in US for office work so did not make it. But as soon as we will be together first this is to make thandai powder.
Thanks for these words. Makes it all worthwhile ?
Lovely one, I had made it last year. Thandai tastes good.
Looks beautiful and easy too. Homemade is always best. Lovely post.
Thank you for stopping by?
Homemade are always the best and taste way more amazing than the store bought ones. Lovely pictures Avin.
Never made thandai at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will try for sure.
We don’t get readymade Thandai masala or syrup, so I always make at home whenever I need it. You know what goes in there 🙂
The thandai masala looks lovely, it’s dimilar to milk masala so make which does not have peppercorns in it. A lovely Holi recipe to serve on the day.
Home made masala powders are always the best! This is the one recipe which I was always plan to prepare every year but fail to implement. But at least this year got a chance to taste this yummy drink in our apartment Holi celebration. So can relate the taste of it.. yum !
Thanks. Really worth trying?
I am a big fan of anything homemade. This thandai mix looks very tempting. Has loads of nuts and flavours & i bet you had a great time drinking this today for Holi with your friends and family. Happy Holi to you and all at home.
Thanks dear. Really enjoyed yummy thandai. Happy holi to you dear?
Homemade is always better! I too had picked up ready masala as I love it now can try it at home. Looks yummy Happy Holi!!!
Thanks a lot. It’s very easy to make and so much better that ready made.
Beautiful clicks!!! Have never had the chance to have thandai; your recipe looks amazing…need to try this soon.
Thanks. Try it and you will surely love it.
Cant imagine Holi without Thandai, excellent and flavoursome rich thandai masala, wish i get a bottle of this masala.
Thanks dear. ?
Store bought or ready made can never beat the freshness of homemade goodies… Love the flavours… Lovely clicks
Thanks so much?
This is such a flavorful and delicious spice mix. I’ve heard a lot about thandai but never tried making it myself. May be I can make it for next Holi 🙂
Thanks dear. Totally recommend to make at home. ??
Just in time recipe..Holi and thandai always come together.. Beautiful pics btw..
Thanks a lot?
Anything home made is always better than the store bought ones, and your recipe is just awsome loved the clicks too.
Thank you so much?
Lovely recipe.. good to prepare and store for quick use and also in some desserts.