Harbinger of the summer season, the festival of colours is here and with it the season of thandai. You’ve not celebrated Holi in it’s true sense unless you’ve downed a few tumblers of the sweet concoction. With the festival just around the corner many restaurants have started including the beverage on their menu. Join in the spirit of Holi chugging down a glass or two of thandai at these restaurants .
Monkey bar packs in a punch of nuts, culinary herbs and aromatic spices for it’s special thandai that has garnered a fanfare for it. Order a chilled glass of texture rich thandai to go with your meal.
Address : Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C 6 & 7, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Giving it’s own twist to thandai , Tappa serves a unique version of vegan thandai called Sambuca thandai. Prepared using blanched & peeled almonds, sambuca liqueur, peppercorns, chia seeds, soy milk and poppy seeds, Tappa’s Sambuca thandai will give you the Holi feels.
Address : Shop 03, ground floor , Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
Every Holi, Indian habitat center serves the good ol’ thandai along with an immersive Holi experience in the capital. Treat yourself to a host of cultural performances complete with music, dance, arts, and food at the habitat world this season.
Address : Lodhi Road Near Airforce Bal Bharati School, Lodhi Rd, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Drop by at Daryaganj aerocity for a tall glass of authentic, traditional, milk based thandai sprinkled with dry fruits and saffron .
Address : Worldmark 1, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
If variety is what you seek, thou shall find it at Namak Mandi which serves delicious and refreshing thandai in various flavours such as cardamom, saffron and almond. You don’t really need a reason to head to Namak Mandi but we still gave you one.
Address : 3, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Known for it’s creative menu , Punjab grill Tappa wins big by bringing together the nation’s favourite beverage – tea and season’s favourite beverage- thandai. Relish some gujiyas with the icy cold thandai after rioting with colors.
Address : Shop No 19, Ground Floor DLF Cyber Hub, Haryana 122002
Imagine having a glass of chilled authentic thandai with the backdrop of exotic turkish decor and gorgeous hot air balloon lanterns. At Bayroute you can experience that.
Address : Minoo Manor Building 7, Captain Prakash Pethe Marg, Badhwar Park, Apollo Bandar, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
As you’d have guessed by the name, this version of thandai at the Banjara restaurant uses rose as it’s dominant ingredient. From using rose water in the recipe to using rose petals for the garnish, the thandai reeks of roses and is that much more refreshing.
Address : No.34, Goldfinch Hotel Mumbai Plot, 21, MIDC Central Rd, MIDC, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400093
The Culture house does a Holi special menu around the festival and thandai being the quintessential Holi beverage is the Hero of this menu. We bet, you will devour their Kesariya thandai blushing with saffron tint under the slivers of dry fruits within seconds .
Address : Pandita Ramabai Marg, Dadi Sheth Wadi, Gamdevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400007
Hosting a bunch of Indian spices and herbs such as saffron, cinnamon, fennel seed powder, cardamon seeds, rosewater, a pinch of black pepper, cashew, almond, pistachio ,milk and khandari (unrefined) sugar; Sante Spa Cuisine’s thandai milkshake is as healthy as it gets. If you’re in Mumbai this Holi, we say you pay a visit and try the beverage.
Address : 11, Mint Koregaon Park, Lane 1, Near Osho International Resort And Commune, Koregaon Park, Pune
Adding cool to the already cool beverage, Juss does a fine job of delivering a refreshing alternative to the regular thandai by tempering it with mint and strawberry. The recipe includes almonds, poppy and melon seeds for nutrition; spicy pepper corns to tickle the palate; elaichi, mint leaves and strawberries to add the flavour.
Address : Madhu Industrial Estate, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
White charcoal has a thandai based cocktail on it’s menu and we can’t keep calm. The recipe is designed to give you a potent kick and launch you in revelry mode instantly.
Address : 636, SAB TV Rd, Laxmi Industrial Estate, Suresh Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053
A fun special cocktail was created at The Daily Mumbai – a recipe of thandai with a spiked flourish to make your Holi even more jovial and colourful. They also give you the recipe if you ask for it.
Address: Ground, SV Rd, Behind Shoppers Stop, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050