Tasty Thursdays- Bhang Ki Thandai- Holi Special

Here is another Holi special shared by Rohit Tokhi, Executive Chef, Leela Ambience Convention Hotel. Bhang Ki Thandai is to Holi just like colours and water are attached to this festival.

So prepare, slurp and gulp.. enjoy..!!

INGREDIENTS QUANTITY
Milk, boiled 1 Litre
Almond 100 gm
Char magaj 50 gm
Poppy seed 50 gm
Sunflower seed 50 gm
Rose petals 5 gm
Fennel seed 15 gm
Black peppercorn 15 nos
Green cardamom 15 nos
Nutmeg powder 1/4th tsp
Sugar 150 gm
Saffron 1/2 gm
Rose water 20 m
Bhang leaves 2 1/2 tbsp

GARNISH

Saffron, soaked in hot milk

Pista, chopped

METHOD

  • Pick, wash and drain the bhang leaves.
  • Dry roast all fennel seed, black peppercorn, rose petals, saffron, poppy seed, sunflower seed and char magaj and keep aside.
  • Balanced and peel almond.
  • Now soaked all the ingredients in the milk for 1 hour and keep it in a freezer.
  • Now make a fine paste, stain, garnished and served in purvas.

 

 

Tasty Tuesdays… Bhang Ki Badami Pak, Holi Special Recipe by Chef Rohit Tokhi, Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

So the most colourful festival of India is just a week away.. and I want to know what special are you preparing…?? Haven’t decided yet.. so here is to the rescue, an interesting recipe shared by Executive Chef Rohit Tokhi of Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Bhang Ki Badami Pak.. so read on.. make it..share it..enjoy it.. and do let us know how it was..

INGREDIENTS                                                                         QUANTITY

Almond                                                                                                  500 gm

Khoya                                                                                                      500gm

Bhang leaves                                                                                           50 gm

Desi ghee                                                                                                  150 gm

Rose water                                                                                                 2 cups

Cardamoms powder                                                                                 1 tsp

Sugar                                                                                                            500 gm

Nutmeg, grated                                                                                           1

GARNISH

Almond seed, slice                                                                                       ½ tsp

Saffron (soaked in milk)                                                                             few strands

Sliver leaf                                                                                                        few leaves

METHOD :-

PREPARATION

Sugar syrup

Melt the sugar in rose water till it attains a light syrupy consistency.

Almond

Blanch, fry and grind the almonds.

Bhang

Pick, wash and drain the bhang leaves. Take a pan and fry bhang leaves and drain all the excess oil.

COOKING                                                                                

  • Heat prepared syrup with half of the ghee and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add mawa and keep stirring. Add grind almond to the mawa mixture along with the remaining ghee. Keep on a low fire and keep stirring.
  • When ready to set remove off fire, mix in the fried bhang leaves, powdered cardamoms and nutmeg powder. Spread on a clean board or baking tray and cut into roundels.
  • Take a dessert plate; put two roundels of badam and garnish with almond sliced, saffron and sliver leaf and serve.
  • If kept in an air tight container it will stay for a week.

 

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