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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Thandai Syrup

How to make thandai Syrup | Super quick and easy recipe of concentrated thandai syrup | Homemade recipe of thandai syrup | Recipe of thandai sherbat

Hello Friends,

Today's blog post recipe is thandai syrup. Sharing a super easy recipe of concentrated thandai syrup with a stepwise pictorial guide. 

My today's source of inspiration for this concentrated thandai syrup recipe is my dear sister and my niece. Well, the good news is that finally my sister shifted in a bigger and better house on Maha Shivaratri. So, this recipe was planned on maha shivaratri as to gift her something homemade, healthy, delicious which is relished, and enjoyed by all.. 

I believe that the best way to express your love and true feelings is to share something hand made, healthy, nutritious and that suits the mood and feel of the day.

Thandai is an exotic mix of Indian spices, nuts and full fat milk drink mainly prepared during hot summer months. This milk based drink not odays has many health benefits, but also has a cooling effect on our body.

Thandai is a very popular drink in India. It is embedded with the tradition of festival of colors - Holi and Maha Shivaratri. Thandai is a Hindi word, which means very cool and refreshing. It is offered to Lord Shiva and mixed with "bhang" to make an intoxicating drink during the festival of Maha Shivaratri. 

The thandai concentrated recipe which I'm going to share now is one of the easiest and healthiest recipe for this summer season. A very good care is also taken in choosing the quantity of the ingredients which goes in this recipe. 

☑ Let's get started 

◾Recipe details 

Preparation time 3-5 min
Cooking time 40-45 min
Best place to store - refrigerated 
Best time to consume - 2-3 days

◾Ingredients required 

400 grams Sugar 
400 ml water
1tsp rose essence 

Refer this post as how to make thandai masala 

Recipe link : thandai masala 


✔Step 1 - Soaking of thandai masala powder

◾Soak thandai masala powder in one cup water for 10-15 minutes.

✔Step 2 Make Sugar syrup 

◾Put sugar and 400 ml water in thick bottomed saucepan. 

◾Cook on medium to high heat for roughly 3-5 minutes until sugar dissolves completely. Continue stirring in between to avoid sugar sticking to the bottom. 

◾Cook this syrup on slow flame for approximately 25-30 minutes.

◾Now add soaked thandai masala powder, mix well and cook again for 10-15 minutes on slow flame.

◾ Switch off the gas stove. Allow it to cool down completely. Add rose essence and mix it well. 

◾Our concentrated thandai syrup is ready . Store syrup in a sterilized glass bottle or airtight plastic bottle. As this is concentrated thandai syrup, thin out before serving. You can add 2-3 tbsp in 120-150 ml milk or as per preference.


  1. This sounds very healthy and delicious! Something new to me :-)

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you TMF.:) Love to hear again, once you give it a try.

  3. Absolute yum... i too believe gifting something handmade to loved ones is very satisfying....

    1. Absolutely. I agree.. Satisfying and that feel and expression is best thing in this world. Thank you soma.)

  4. Love this DIY idea of making thandai syrup at home, Deepa. Such a wonderful share my dear! How long can we keep it in refrigerator?

    1. Anu, as syrup and thandai mix are nicely cooked, we can easily store this for a longer period. But I feel best is to consume within 6-8 weeks. Ours got finished on the very same day..:) :):) Going to prepare the next batch very soon for thandai matka kulfi. :) Thank you so much Anu.:)