Thandai / Indian Bhang – Holi Festival Special Bhang Drink

Thandai / Indian Bhang – Holi Festival Special Bhang Drink

Thandai:(Re posting)


Milk 4 cups
Cashew nuts 10
Almonds 10
Poppy seeds 1 spoon
Pumpkin seeds 1 spoon
Rose petals few/rose water few spoons
Cardamom pods 3
Cinnamon sticks 2
Sugar to taste
Saffron few strands.


Soak the nuts in warm milk for couple of hours. Wet grind these to thick paste.

Now mix the paste to the remaining milk, add the spices…boil this set-up over medium heat for long time, Maybe till the milk reduces into half.

Filter the same, chill this completely.

Serve cold, garnish with rose petals. Enjoy as bedtime drink.


43 Responses so far.

  1. SS says:

    Lovely pics! Cheers!

  2. wow really refreshing one for this hot..any chilled is good for this summer..i likeed the nuts and milk flavored drink..thanks for this yummy recipe malar

  3. Swathi says:


    Bhang looks really good. I haven’t tasted though. I think it is the time.

  4. thand pa gayi…wow thanda thanda cool cool…feels like grabbing both the glseese..lovely drink..

  5. shriya says:

    I’ve heard of this drink. But never tasted it before. Looks yummy and refreshing..

  6. SS says:

    wow….i feel like having one of those glassses..its really getting hot and feel like having something thanda :)

  7. Geetha Achal says:

    Healthy Drink…So tempting…

  8. Pavithra says:

    I love it.. wonderful drink…with all goodness.

  9. Sounds lovely. I too make a variety of this (as you already know). I am going to post another one that we make :) I love summer as we get to drink all these lovely cooling drinks :)

  10. heard about this drink,never tried it at home. delicious looking and adding rosepetals sounds quite flavourful

  11. Ms.Chitchat says:

    Mmmm,interesting. Would love to try this version of masala milk.

  12. Sayantani says:

    I also made Thandai this holi and everyone liked this at home. back home (santiniketan) we used to make them with bhang patta ;-) looks delicious Malar.

  13. AshKuku says:

    Oh! I remembered my holi…. How dizzy I felt after the drink & how funny was I then…???? Watching those recording of me sitting in a place, laughing like a nut head… was so embarrassing later….. OMG!


  14. Priti says:

    Thanks for the recipe…now we can celebrate Holi any time with this one ;)

  15. Priya says:

    Nutty drink looks awesome..

  16. I love thandai. Its a very refreshing drink.

  17. Nice for summers, Rich, and creamy milk…

  18. Malar, epdi irukeenga paa nalla weekend enjoy paneengala.. Very good n rich bedtime drink dear.. nalla badam pista poettu bushtiyana drink..

  19. Soma Pradhan says:

    Hey…nice cool thandai.. I have only heard its name till now…never got a chance to drnk it..Lot of effor goes in to prepare

  20. Hi Malar,

    The drink is so nice and looks like easy to prepare. I’ll surely try and tell you how it came :)

  21. Sridevi says:

    Yummy drink…can drink both the glasses at a time.

  22. Hema says:

    Adding rose water is completely new to me. Will try later.

  23. divya says:

    I’ve heard of this drink. But never tasted it before. Looks yummy and refreshing..

  24. Rich and yummy drink..Nice one dear.

  25. Summer is @ peak here. Would love to try it out

  26. An Open Book says:

    this might be a great relief in summer…

  27. Padhu says:

    Rich and cool thandai .Such a refreshing drink!

  28. looks like a delicious one, never heard of it… thanks for sharing

  29. Madhuri says:

    Bhang looks delicous with all dried fruits and poppy seeds add more flaour to it.

    Should try this

  30. San says:

    Never tried it though,looks so refreshing adding saffron to it malar.

  31. GayathriRaj says:

    Even if its reposting im new to it…lovely beverage…liked it…

  32. Sounds new nice summer beverage.

  33. Cham says:

    All the fruits and nuts- delicious, I prefer having a glass right away!

  34. Nitha says:

    Delicious and rich drink..

  35. Suman says:

    hmm…that sounds rich and delicious drink..yum!

  36. Sailaja says:

    Yummy. will try for sure

  37. lovely, perfect for a hot summer day!

  38. Vinolia says:

    nice, rich and nutritious drink Malar!! I ‘ll even drink it in the morning like an energy drink :)

  39. I have heard of this drink when we were staying in Hyderabad….though never tried it before…looks very rich Malar…must be delicious too :)

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