THANDAI - The New Summer Meal!
Guess what season it is? Tis the season of loud coolers, funky goggles, and chilled THANDAI! It's time to say goodbye to, “Mahn! It’s so hot!” or even; “God! It’s so hot, I don’t feel like eating anything!”
Traditionally a drink has now procured a different ‘essence’. There are Thandai flavored cakes, kulfis even chocolates and macaroons. There’s even thandai flavored nut butter! But this isn’t all! Thandai got no ‘CHILL’! THANDAI also comes in different flavors. The one that I found the most intriguing was that there’s ‘PAAN FLAVOURED THANDAI’! What???? Regardless, there are your usual, flavors like rose and saffron.
Another recipe that took me by surprise was the Shahi Tukda! To the people who know this, Great! To the people who don’t, it’s just a slice of bread soaked in very delicious, flavorful, slurpy Thandai! (Try it out!)
Besides being a whole afternoon meal, thandai has a lot of benefits! It’s a drink prepared on the onset of summer. It prepares the body to cope with the coming heat! Generally, it’s a drink that’s had on the occasion of Mahashivratri, which is celebrated a few days before Holi! It is the day Lord Shiva and Parvati got married!
With or without bhaang, Thandai has a lot of benefits! Firstly, it cures all the digestive issues! The poppy and fennel seeds present in the thandai prevent constipation, flatulence, and other gastrointestinal irritation!
Rose petals are natural coolants so your body can take a chill pill!
Where Cardamom is an amazing detoxifying agent, peppercorns and cardamom help boost immunity!
I LEGIT THINK THANDAI SHOULD BE DECLARED AS THE OFFICIAL SUMMER DRINK OR, EVEN BETTER, AN OFFICIAL SUMMER MEAL? I MEAN WHY NOT? IT’S WHOLESOME, FULFILLING, TASTY, AND ‘HELLA’ NUTRITIOUS!
Grab your Happy Karma Thandai Mix now and you’re good to go for the wHOLI summer!