T H A N D A I !
The last month of the Hindu calendar is Phalgun, resetting the times for Chait or Chaitra as first. The onset of month ask for Thandai : A unique mix of spices and soaked fruit to help nourish and cool down the body. Thandai also happens to be a Holi staple.
Here is a recipe that uses dates as sweetener with no added dairy.
2 tbsp white melon seeds
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
5 - 7 soaked dates
Soak all the ingredients for 2 hours in warm water or till the water completely cools down. Peel the skin off the almonds.
Blend to create a paste-like consistency and your thandai mix is ready. Pour and blend again with 5 glasses of water and plenty of ice. Serve with rose petals.
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