thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipe

thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate) /thandai recipe

thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipeHere the summer has started with its fiery momentum this time Iam welcoming and compensating the hot weather with one of the traditional exotic North Indian summer drink “thandai”. When I came to know about this drink I was curious for the first time try! I was quiet skeptical about the spices added to it!but after making this recipe it just made me say “no wonder it is an inevitable drink“.thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipeIt seems various versions and methods are there to make this thandai( thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)!but the method I chose was very traditional and honest that I fixed it to follow and the end result was the mesmerizing deliciousness!that made it very memorable.

thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipeThey have to be served chilled and to extract the maximum syrup from the mixture you will have to squeeze and filter two times.This can be stored in the fridge  and can be enjoyed  any time at your own comfort.

thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate) /thandai recipe

INGREDIENTS:

Sugar – 23/4 cup
Badam – 1/2 cup
Pista/pistachios – 1/4 cup
Pepper – 1 tsp
Muskmelon seeds/Mulambzla vidai – 1/4 cup
Saunf/fennel seeds/sombu – 3-4 tbsp
Khus khus/khasakasa – 1/4 cup
Rose water – 3-4 tbsp
Cardamom powder 3-4 tbsp,Water  for sugar syrup – 3 cups

 

For serving:

Milk as required (cool)
Some saffron strands added to milk

METHOD:

1.First soak badam and pista overnight and in the morning take the skin off from pista and badam and keep.
2.Soak muskmelon seeds, pepper,saunf and khus khus all together for 2 hours.
3.Then in between keep a vessel on flame add 3 cups of water and when it boils add sugar to it and when all the sugar has dissolved filter the syrup for impurities and again bring to boil for 5 minutes and switch off.
4.Grind the badam pista to paste by adding syrup to it.
5.Then grind muskmelon seeds, pepper,saunf and khus khus all together to a paste by adding syrup to grind.
6.Add both pastes to the syrup and mix nicely.Add cardamom powder and mix.
7.Now filter the mixture and collect the concentrate,finally add rose-water to it,mix and store in a refrigerator.
(You have to double strain it to extract maximum syrup from it)

For serving:

When you are about to use add 2-3 tbsp of syrup in a glass tumbler and then add (boiled cooled milk with added saffron strands )cold milk to it and serve.

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thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipe

Prep Time: 10 hours

Cook Time: 45 minutes

thandai sharbat (syrup concentrate)/thandai recipe

Ingredients

  • Sugar - 23/4 cup
  • Badam - 1/2 cup
  • Pista/pitachios - 1/4 cup
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Muskmelon seeds/Mulambzla vidai - 1/4 cup
  • Saunf/fenneleed/sombu - 3-4 tbsp
  • Khus khus/khasakasa - 1/4 cup
  • Water for sugar syrup - 3 cups
  • Rose water - 3-4 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder 3-4 tbsp
    For serving:
  • Milk as required (cool)
  • Some saffron strands added to mik

Instructions

  1. First soak badam and pista overnight and in the morning take the skin off from pista and badam and keep.
  2. Soak muskmelon seeds, pepper,saunf and khus khus all together for 2 hours.
  3. Then inbetween keep a vessel on flame add 3 cups of water and when it boils add sugar to it and when all the sugar has dissolved filter the syrup for impurities and again bring to boil for 5 minutes and switch off.
  4. Grind the badam pista to paste by adding syrup to it.
  5. Then grind muskmelon seeds, pepper,saunf and khus khus all together to a paste by adding syrup to grind.
  6. Add both pastes to the syrup and mix nicely.Add cardamom powder and mix.
  7. Now filter the mixture and collect the concentrate,finally add rose water to it,mix and store in a refrigerator.
  8. You have to double strain it to extract maximum syrup from it.
    For serving:
  1. When you are about to use add 2-3 tbsp of syrup in a glass tumbler and then add (boiled cooled milk with added saffron strands )cold milk to it and serve.

Notes

There are various versions and methods to make thandai but this particular method is more authentic (I felt it so). The saffron strands can be directly added to filtered concentrate,but I have added it to the milk. The straining of the syrup takes more time but worth its work. You have to double strain it to extract maximum syrup from it.

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  1. excellent share! the detailed explanation makes it impossible for anyone to not be tempted to get going right away. Slurp! delicious, cooling thandai 🙂

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