Thandai Sherbet is a popular milk-based beverage prepared especially during Holi and Mahashivratri. Made using a combination of dry fruits, spices, and saffron, Thandai or Sardai is a must-have drink during Holi for us Indians. With its refreshing and cooling properties, Thandai is perfect for the scorching summer that begins during Holi. Go check out the recipe!
With the word “Thandai,” we instantly start dreaming about glasses over glasses of this chilled drink, bhang, Bollywood songs (thinking of “Balaam Pichkari” now), aviator sunglasses, and loads of Holi colours. Any Holi celebration would be incomplete without the quintessential Thandai Sherbet. Thandai, also known as Sardai, is an absolutely refreshing and delicious beverage popular in the northern states of India. Thandai Sherbet made using homemade Thandai Masala Powder is 10 times better than those store-bought syrups. Trust me, once you have this Thandai Sherbet, you will never go back to those store-bought ones.
Making Thandai Sherbet using Thandai Masala is a breeze. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare the masala and an additional 5 minutes to prepare the sherbet. Traditionally, bhang (cannabis) is added to the Thandai. However, one should be very careful before adding it because of its harmful effects. Nevertheless, Thandai can be equally enjoyed, sans the bhang. With the onset of Holi, the summer season sets in. Thandai is the perfect drink to beat down the scorching heat. Also, Thandai health benefits are numerous, thanks to the immensely healthy ingredients used in the Thandai Powder Masala.