(Almond & Poppy seed Milk Cooler)
For Thadai Masala
Poppy seeds – ½ cup
Whole black peppercorns – 2 tblsp.
Cardamom – 12 – 14 pieces
Dry Rose Petals – 3 tblsp.
Almonds – 15 pieces
Aniseed – 1 tblsp.
Dry sweet melon seeds – 1 tblsp.
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp.
Sugar – 3 tsp.(per glass)
Milk – sufficient amount for each glass
Soak the poppy seeds overnight.
Soak the almonds for ½ hour before the start of preparation.
Grind all the ingredients (except milk and sugar) with a little water to a fine paste. This paste is the Thadai Masalo.
For making Thadai, take 1 tblsp. Thadai Masalo and blend it with ¾th glass of chilled milk. Mix well till the colour of the milk changes to light creamish in colour. Strain the mixture and transfer it to another glass. Add 3 tsp. of sugar to the milk and mix well. Serve ice cold.