Almond milk thandai for Holi & other must-try recipes by Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Looking for some easy Thandai recipes for Holi or the summer? Look no further.

Shilpa Shetty Kundra shares a quenching Thandai recipe for Holi. The flavorsome drink is loaded with the goodness of melon and sunflower seeds, richness of pistachios and aroma of cardamom and rosewater diluted in a tall glass of almond milk. Prepared with maple syrup for sweetness, like all recipes of this super fit yoga-enthusiast, the Almond Milk Thandai satiates your taste buds while keeping your health in mind.

Her YouTube channel, in which she mainly shares healthy recipes, has crossed the mark of 1.5 million subscribers a couple of months back. The videos show her having a blast preparing some quick and easy meals that adults and children would relish alike.

Healthy Fruit Cake

If you have a sweet tooth, we insist you try this healthy cake. Though this is a Christmas cake, you may very well serve yourself a giant slice all round the year. Chef Shilpa uses good sources of carbs like whole wheat and semolina for base, and a generous spread of almonds and walnut to garnish it. Not a fan of white sugar, the actress is on a constant lookout for variations in sweetners. For this yummy cake, she makes use of date syrup, and you can’t complain.


Yakhni Pulao

Back in 2017, Shilpa had invited choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan to create some culinary magic in her kitchen. This was a special episode just ahead of Eid, and her guest cooked sumptuous and mouth-watering akhni Pulao for her. Though biryanis and pulaos can keep one busy for an entire day, this recipe, cooked in the good ole pressure cooker, is way easy to prepare, than what the name suggests.


Neer Dosa

One of the most favored Indian options of breakfast are the south Indian dishes, like idli and dosa, with appetising chutneys. The dosa got healthier on Shilpa Shetty’s channel when she invited mother, Sunanda Shetty, on Mother’s Day and she graciously shared the lesser known recipe of Neer Dosa with us. The actress claims that she has had this dish all her life for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and still can’t get enough of it.


Oats Chilla

Oats have become integral to workout breakfast routine, but aren’t you all just bored of that same bowl of uninviting milk-soaked oats every morning? The fitness freak blesses the same old oats with a new twist, a desi tadka with Indian spices like chilli powder, coriander powder, chaat masala and a spoonful of butter, and serves us a tempting spread of Oats Chilla.


Oats & Banana Pancakes

All the early morning minutes you waste coaxing the disinterest kid to finish his breakfast - consider all those minutes returned, as Shilpa has a special oats recipe that will become an instant hit with the little ones. These yummy oats and banana pancakes would disappear into those tiny mouths just as soon as you land them on the plate.


Veg Cheesy Quinoa

Being a fitness freak, Shilpa knows what a vital role proteins play in body building. Hence, whether veg or non-veg, proteins are always central to a typical Shilpa Shetty recipe. The Veg Cheesy Quinoa is no different. With its colorful display, it would be a tempting breakfast or lunch-box snack. Children love this filling cheesy dish stuffed with good fiber which is important for their digestive health.


Hot Herb Garlic Prawns

This mouth-watering treat is a piece of paradise for the sea-food lovers. The succulent prawns dipped in absolutely savory hot garlic sauce is low in carbs, rich in high-quality protein and Omega 3, which boosts your eyesight and is great for the brain. What appeals to me about this dish is that, neither does it need a ton of ingredients to prepare, not take an entire day. Makes for a quick meal when you have a ton of chores to tend to.


Patrani Machhi

Bengali food-lovers are long aware of the Machh’er patudi. This dish is famous even among non-Bengali foodies. But do you know there is a similar Parsi dish which is just as amazing? Coated with flavorful spices, wrapped in a leaf, this no-oil preparation of fish is just as inviting as any sea-food preparation in Bengal or South India. Patrani Macchi is a must-try for the fish lovers.


Lapsi Halwa

Following the tradition of closing meals with a sweet dish, the last one we picked is a Halwa made in glazing ghee. Though the Lapsi Halwa was a Dusshera special, there are no rules stalling you from enjoying it any other day of the year. Prepared is pure ghee, stirred with aromatic cardamom and jaiphal, the halwa is packed with cashews and raisins. You may also sprinkle it with any dry-fruit of your choosing.