Thandai powder is excellent for flavouring milk and even sweets. One beverage produced for the Holi occasion is called thandai. This is one of the nutritious flavors you may choose for children. They’ll adore it, I have no doubt.

It takes some time to soak and ground the nuts, spices, and other ingredients used to make thandai the traditional way. Having this homemade thandai powder will allow you to make thandai in a matter of minutes. Once the thandai mix is prepared, simply combine it with cooled milk to make thandai.

In this recipe, I did not use poppy seeds, but if you choose, you can add 1 tsp of poppy seeds when grinding the spices.


Nuts: For the production of thandai powder, cashews, almonds, pistachios, and melon seeds are used. Almonds can be used either blanched or unblanched.

Spices: The primary ingredients that give thandai powder its fantastic flavour are spices. Thandai powder is made with spices including cardamom, fennel seeds, saffron, and black pepper. Although I have mentioned using dried rose petals in Method 2, you can omit them if you don’t have any on hand.

Sweetner: In this recipe, I’ve used white sugar, which is the most typical ingredient in thandai and thandai mix. However, you can also use brown sugar, cane sugar, jaggery powder, etc.