Author: Sudha Krishnakumar

Thandai Recipe

Thandai Recipe:

Thandai recipe is a cool and refreshing drink prepared during the festival of Holi. This drink is made mainly from dry fruits , milk, sugar and flavoured with saffron.

How to make Thandai  for Holi festival?


Milk – 2 cups

Sugar- 2tbsp

Kesari saffron –  6 to 8 strands

Rose essence- 2 drops

To grind to a paste:

Almonds – 20

Poppy seeds- 1tsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Pepper corns – 10


  1. Take all the ingredients listed under ‘to grind’ and soak it in water for  30 mins. Meanwhile boil milk.
  2. Cool down and add sugar.Take a tbsp of warm milk and soak saffron strands in it.Add a tsp of the saffron milk mixture to the milk.
  3. Peel of the skin of almonds and grind it along with other ingredients to a fine paste.
  4. Then spoon the mixture and add it to the milk.Mix well and set aside for 15 mins. Then strain it.
  5. Discard the residue.Add the remaining saffron milk (which we reserved in step2) to the strained almond milk.Add 2 drops rose essence and refrigerate it for an hr.
  6. Serve chilled.

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Moroccan Mint Tea | How to Make Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea

Saffron Moroccan Mint Tea

How to Make Authentic Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan mint tea prepared with saffron syrup has many health benefits, offers relief from a wide range of digestive issues, lower risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Here is the recipe:


500 ml Water

2 Green Tea Bags

3 ½ Tbsp Kesari Saffron Syrup

¼ Cup Mint Leaves + for garnish



In a saucepan, add water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the tea bags. Let them infuse for 2-3 minutes.


After 2-3 minutes, remove the tea bags from the saucepan and discard. Next, add saffron syrup and mint leaves. Mix well, remove from heat and strain into tea cups.


Once the tea is ready, garnish with mint leaves and serve hot.

You may also interested in other saffron tea recipes:

  1. Saffron Peach Iced Tea

Saffron Ice Cream Bites

Saffron Ice Cream Bites – A perfect cool treat for summer!

Want to stay cool? How about trying saffron ice cream bites with a chocolatey crunch? This recipe is super easy.Why not give it a try?

Here is the recipe:



1 Cup Melted Chocolate

¼  Cup Hot Milk

⅛ Tsp Kesari Saffron Powder

1 Cup Whipping Cream

¾ Cup Milk

¼ Cup Condensed Milk

2 Tbsps. Kesari Saffron Sharbat

Saffron Strands, for garnish


Line a square baking pan with plastic wrap and tuck from all sides. Pour in the melted chocolate and swirl the pan to even out the chocolate. Freeze for 1 hour.

In a large bowl, add whipping cream and whisk for 2-3 minutes until medium peaks. Add milk and condensed milk.

In another small bowl, add hot milk along with saffron powder. Mix well and let it infuse for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, add the saffron milk to the cream mix along with saffron sharbat. Whisk again until everything is mixed well.

Pour the ice cream mix over the frozen chocolate and freeze for 5-6 hours.

Once the ice cream has frozen, cut into bite sized pieces, garnish with saffron strands and serve immediately.

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