Thandai is a very popular drink in North India made during Mahasivarathri and Holi. The word thandai means a coolant. It is coolant because of the balance of milk, nuts, herbs and spices it balances the heat in the body during summers hence known as thandai. This cold drink is made mainly with milk and almond. The other ingredients which are added are saffron, poppy seeds, melon seeds, rose petals, cardamom, fennel seeds and sugar. Adding cashew and pistachios are optional.Lets get ready for this summer with coolest drink of the season.