Holi in Bihar is incomplete without bhang wali thandai. But do you have a choice when you are in Bangalore, and when you are breastfeeding?
I have a whole lot of almonds. My parents send me dry fruits for every occasion. This seemed like a good way to celebrate holi and consume almonds- I think this must be the only way I like them!
Our recipe for thandai-
2 tsp saunf
3 tsp poppy seeds / khuskhus
2 cardamom pods (can add more, I don't like their taste much)
2 tsp peppercorns
Soak all the above ingredients overnight. If you like, remove the peels from the almonds. I kept them (Almond peels are a good source of fiber, and also contain antoxidants) Grind everything together to a smooth paste.
To make thandai- (for 2 glasses)
3 tablespoons sugar
1.5 glasses of water
1/2 a glass of cold milk
Crushed ice if you prefer
Soak the sugar and the water before hand (I don't have the patience to stir to dissolve it) Mix 2 large tablespoons of the almond paste, milk and ice. Combine well.
|sherbet / thandai|
This is my entry to Gayathri's Walking through the memory lane.
And I will wait for another year to celebrate holi with puas I make for Yashi.. Man, I so miss my childhood..