For someone who loves colors, it’s quite odd to not enjoy the festival of colors Holi! As a kid, I used to hide in my Mom’s kitchen pantry almost the entire day, terrified of those multicolor faces. Some years, Holi used to fall right on my birthday, making it double difficult for me. The fear lasted for a very long time. The very first time I stepped out to play Holi was in my 20s. It was ok. I was not as thrilled as others. Somehow, it never became my favorite festival. Although that never stopped me from celebrating the day with sweets and snacks!
Thandai is milk-based summer cooler that is infused with nuts and spices. Served chilled, it’s almost a mandatory treat during Holi festival. The spice mix is pretty easy to make at home. It’s a blend of nuts like almond, pistachio and cashew along several spices like fennel seeds, black peppercorn and poppy seeds. When combined together, the flavor is robust! I love the niftiness of this spice mixture. It can be used in several dessert preparations to boost the taste and aroma.
This Holi, instead of going for the chilled drink, I went for chilled custard. Creamy, luscious and a perfect party treat!
Hope you all had an exciting and super colorful Holi.