HEALTHY ALMOND & CASHEW BUTTER THANDAI

What is Holi without some Thandai?!

For the unfamiliar,

THANDAI: A festive drink made on the occasion of Holi, using dry fruits, spices, milk and saffron.

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HEALTHY ALMOND & CASHEW BUTTER THANDAI

Ingredients:

1 tbsp black peppercorns

4-6 raisins

4-6 cardamom (elaichi) pods

½ tsp fennel seeds

½ tsp melon seeds

2 tbsp The Butternut Co Unsweetened Almond Butter

2 tbsp The Butternut Co Unsweetened Cashew Butter

1½ cup milk

3 tbsp sugar or sweetener of choice

¼ tsp rose water

A pinch of saffron, soaked in milk

For garnish:

Rose petals

Chopped dry fruit

Saffron strands

METHOD:

  1. Soak the peppercorns, raisins, cardamom and seeds in water for 2-3 hours.
  2. Drain the water and add the spices to a blender with Almond Butter and Cashew Butter. Grind the mixture to a smooth paste.
  3. Add the milk to a pan and bring to a boil. Next add sweetener, rose water and saffron. Mix until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add the pre- prepared paste to the pan and mix well on slow heat.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled. Pour into glasses and top with the garnish. Enjoy!

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