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Thandai is a very traditional milk based Indian drink. It is made with select spices grinded with rose petals and almonds. In North India this special drink is made for Holi (the festival of colors). My Gujarati and Rajasthani friends have told me that it is also made for the Maha-Shivratri festival as an offering to Lord Shiva. For both these festivals, Thandai is also sometimes mixed with "Bhanng" (an intoxicant herb) - however here we are detailing the plain Thandai for the auspicious festival of Shivratri!!
Thandai is ready. You can also pour some ice cubes at the time of serving.
If you want you can also add saffron threads in thandai powder. You can also add meeng (muskmelom seeds ) in this mixture.
The powder can be made in advance and stored in a cool place for a long time.
If you live outside India, you can find all these ingredients easily in the Indian stores as well as organic stores of your city.