Thandai Masala Powder is a spice powder mix used to prepare the quintessential Thandai Sherbet during Holi. Thandai Powder is prepared with a combination of dry fruits, spices, black peppercorns, melon seeds, and fennel seeds. Skip the store-bought masala and prepare this super-easy Thandai Powder Masala at your home this Holi. Hop on to the recipe!
With Holi less than a week away, preparations have started in full swing at my house. Along with an array of sweets, such as Puran Poli and Gujiya, one of the Holi essentials that is prepared at my place is the quintessential Thandai. Summer sets in India with the onset of Holi, and we all know how scorching the heat can get in summers. This Thandai acts as a perfect coolant and refresher during summers.
Although Thandai powder of numerous brands is available in the market, they are nowhere near the homemade Thandai Masala Powder. This masala can be literally made in just 5 minutes and is 10 times better than the store-bought ones. Traditionally, thandai powder is made in a mortar and pestle, but in this fast-paced world, a mixer also works perfectly fine.
To make this Thandai Masala, almonds, cashews, pistachios, melon seeds, poppy seeds, fennel seeds, black peppercorns, cardamom, nutmeg, and sugar are ground in the mixer to a fine powder. This instant thandai masala can be stored up to 1 month in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Check out this recipe for making Thandai sherbet using this homemade Thandai Masala Powder.