If you love the Indian festival of colours, i.e. Holi, then you must have heard about Thandai. It’s a milk-based drink made with nuts and spices. This instant Thandai mix can be easily made at home, and can also be used to bake amazing baked goodies. Here, I have made a small batch of Thandai powder and baked Mug Cakes with them.
Thandai powder is an assorted mix of nuts like almonds and cashew with seeds like Melon seeds, sunflower seeds, etc. To this, a choice of Indian spices is added like Cardamom, Saffron, Peppercorns, Fennel seeds, and dried rose petals among others.
Then everything is grounded into a fine powder which is then mixed with milk to make this Holi special drink. For people like me who aren’t a big fan of milk-based beverages, this Thandai Mug Cake recipe is perfect.
How to make instant Thandai Powder at home?
To begin with, let’s check out the ingredients required to make instant Thandai powder at home:
- 6 nos. Almonds
- 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
- 1 tbsp Melon Seeds
- 1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
- 1/2 tsp Peppercorns
- 6 nos. Cashew
- 4 Green Cardamom
- 1/2 tsp Dried Rose petals
- A pinch of Saffron
To make the homemade instant Thandai powder, mix all the ingredient together and grind them into a fine powder. You will roughly get 1/3rd cup of the mix that can be used up for baking the mug cakes.
Just like my other easy mug cake recipes, these are single-serve and portion-controlled desserts. Strictly on a no-sharing basis! If you want to make some interesting varieties of mug cakes at home, then you can check out the recipes here.
If you love the Indian festival of colours, i.e. Holi, then you must have heard about Thandai. It's a milk-based drink made with nuts and spices. This instant Thandai mix can be easily made at home, and can also be used to bake amazing baked goodies. Here, I have made a small batch of Thandai powder and baked Mug Cakes with them.
- 1/3 cup Thandai Mix
- 2 tbsp APF or Maida
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 2 tbsp Sugar Granulated
- 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 Egg
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 2 tbsp Milk
- A couple drops of Rose extract
Whisk the eggs till it is fluffy. Add the sugar and oil and whisk well.
Sieve the APF, Cornflour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda together.
Add the dry ingredient into the egg mix along with Thandai powder and Rose extract.
Loosen the cake better with milk. Now pour the batter in the mugs and bake in a pre-heated oven at 170c for 20-24 minutes.
You may top the cake with sliced almonds and melon seeds for garnishing purpose.