Cold whole milk – 3 cups
Sugar – 1.5 cup
Poppy seeds (Khuskhus) – 1 tbsp
Almonds – 15
Saffron (Kesar) – 12 strands
Aniseed (Saunf) – 1 tbsp
Melon seeds (Char magaz) – 2 tbsp
Peppercorns (Kali mirch whole) – 8
Cardamom powder (Elaichi) – 1 tsp
Rose water – 1 tsp
Water – 3 cups
- Soak almonds, melon seeds, aniseed, poppy seeds and peppercorns in half of the water for couple of hours.
- Finely grind all the soaked ingredients, using little water.
- Tie this paste in a muslin cloth and extract the juices as much as possible.
- The extract is then mixed with milk, remaining water, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and rose water.
- Mix well few times.
- Serve chilled.
Enjoy this soothing chilled drink on Maha Shivratri, Holi or any summer evening.