With Holi just around the corner, people across the country are gearing up for the festival of colours. The festival is intended to welcome the arrival of spring. Different regions of the country have their own local take on the festival. However, there is one thing which is synonymous with Holi and is common for all — thandai.
Thandai is a special beverage, native to India, prepared extensively during Holi. It is made with the goodness of a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar. With times, the thandai has undergone a sea change. Having said that, check out five types of thandai you can try this Holi 2020.
Mango thandai is a perfect summer drink you can try out this Holi. Adding mangoes to the thandai gives it a rich and luxurious taste.
If you are a ''chai' person, ice tea thandai could be your ultimate. This chilled solution is one fusion you must try this festive season. Refresh your thandai mocktail by adding the flavourful goodness of Assam tea, almonds, khus khus, fennel seeds and cardamom.
Rose thandai is quite popular in India. The enthralling aroma of rose water gives a boost to the taste of the regular thandai and makes it a luscious one. The drink is sweet, spicy and flavourful.
Almond milk thandai is a refreshing beverage made with the goodness of almonds, aromatic spices and protein-rich seeds. Do try the rich almond milk thandai this Holi 2020.
Badam Kesar thandai is made up with almonds and saffron. This summer thandai, not only is a treat to your taste buds, it is pleasing to the eyes as well. The colour and taste of this drink makes it one of the most sought after preparations during Holi.