As the temperature rises outside, use the desi thandai as an excuse to get together with friends and family in an exotic setting. With these simple recipes, you can make creamy glasses of Strawberry Mint Thandai or Mango Mastani Thandai and make the most of the summer season.
Thandai is a nutritious cold drink that is native to India and is closely associated with the Hindu festivals of Maha Shivaratri, Holi, and Holla mahalla. While those in North India celebrate the start of Spring, celebrations and festive vibes are in the air, with colours, thandai, and music highlighting the buzz around delicious food that is part of the celebration and happy times with our loved ones.
We decided to make the most of the seasonal fruits and enjoy the sultry days with Strawberry Mint Thandai or Mango Mastani Thandai now that summer is here to stay for a few months. As the temperature rises outside, use the desi thandai as an excuse to get together with friends and family in an exotic setting.
Make creamy glasses of Strawberry Mint Thandai or Mango Mastani Thandai with these simple recipes and enjoy the summer season to the fullest.
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Recipes by Chef Srinivas Venkatesan.
1. Strawberry & Mint Thandai (Serves 4)
Fresh strawberry 50 gms
Strawberry ice cream 200 gms
Fresh mint 30 gms
Sugar 100 gms
Thandai mix 120 gms
Milk 800 ml
Roasted nuts 25 gms
Strawberry ice cream, milk, fresh mint, and fresh strawberries should all be combined. It should be strained. Blend in the sugar and thandai mix. Garnish with roasted nuts and serve chilled.
2. Mango Mastani Thandai (Serves 4)
Mango pulp 300 gms
Mango ice cream 100 gms
Almond 20 gms
Cashewnut 20 gms
Pistachio 20 gms
Milk 700 ml
Thandai mix 120 gms
Tutti frutti 40 gms
In a jar, combine the nuts. Mango ice cream milk and mango pulp should be added at this point. Blend the above ingredients until thick, then add the thandai mixes for the final blend. Serve chilled, garnished with roasted nuts and tutti frutti.
Strawberries are a low-calorie food that is sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, and high in fibre and vitamins. They protect the heart by increasing HDL, or good cholesterol, as well as preventing cancer and lowering blood pressure.
There are no side effects to eating mangoes, which are high in vitamin C and help cleanse the skin from the inside out, treat pores, and give the skin a glow. Their vitamin C content aids in the production of the skin protein collagen.
The fruit is necessary for healthy hair because of its vitamin A and keratin content, which promotes hair growth and health. It also helps protect cells from harmful radicals due to its numerous antioxidants, aids in reducing facial wrinkles and avoiding loose skin, and is rich in nutrients such as Vitamin K, potassium, and magnesium.
Consuming dry fruits boosts energy and stamina. They aid digestion because they are high in fibre.
Almonds are high in healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium, and vitamin E, and they not only reduce hunger while promoting weight loss, but they also lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as blood pressure. A study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating almonds instead of typical snacks may reduce the drop in heart rate variability (HRV) that occurs during mental stress, thereby improving cardiac function.