Mahashivratri is celebrated by the Hindu community in honour of the god Shiva. The night is known as “The Great Night of Shiva”. This is the most significant event in India’s spiritual calendar. On this day one of the traditions is to drink “bhang”. There are many religious stories behind drinking bhang on Mahashivratri and Holi. Whatever the reason is, drinking bhang is one of the most important activities in Shivratri. It is believed to cure many ailments and relieve all sorts of pain.
So, here is a quick and easy recipe to make delectable bhang thandai this Mahashivratri.
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- ¼ cup of sugar
- 4 and ½ cups of boiled and cooled milk
- ¼ crushed almonds
- 1 tablespoon of fennel seeds
- 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds
- ½ tablespoon of brown black paper
- ½ tablespoon of cardamom powder
- 2 teaspoons of bhang
- Few strands of saffron
- Take milk in a big bowl and add cardamom powder and sugar to it.
- Add fennel seeds, poppy seeds, and almonds to the milk.
- Mix the milk mixture for about five minutes and once you mix it well, keep it in the fridge for about two hours.
- After two hours, take out the milk and strain it using a sieve to separate the spices.
- Then, add saffron strands, pepper powder, and the bhang. Mix it well.
- Pour it into glasses and offset it to Shiva before you serve it to others.
- Enjoy the Mahashivratri festival and the drink.