Thandai tres leches!

Hey everyone! I hope you had an amazing holi! I made a tres leches in the flavour of thandai.

Tres leches is a cake that is soaked in 3 types of milk until it gets extremely soft and juicy to eat.

It is topped of with whipped cream and served cold.

Ingredients required:

5 tbsp thandai powder( directions below)

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup oil

3/4 cup curd

1 tsp cardamom powder

a few strands of saffron

1 1/2 cup flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup milk

3 tbsp condensed milk

3 tbsp milk powder

chopped dry fruits for garnish


First, add 3 tbsp almonds, 3 tbsp cashews, 2 tbsp pistachios, 2 tbsp melon seeds, cardamom to a blender jar and make a fine powder.

Then, add sugar, oil, curd and cardamom to a bowl and whisk well.

Dissolve some saffron in 2 tsp of milk and add it to the curd mixture.

Sift in flour, baking powder and soda to the wet ingredients. Fold gently to get a thick batter like this.

Grease a 7 inch square pan and add the batter in. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degree C for 30 minutes.

In another bowl, add milk powder, regular milk, condensed milk and the thandai powder. Mix well and refrigerate.

When the cake is still warm, poke holes with a fork and pour the milk mixture over it. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

I have decorated the cake using whipped cream, sliced almonds and gold leaf. Serve cold!

I could not share this recipe earlier as I was not feeling well. Let me know your thoughts, suggestions or requests in the comments. Hope you liked the recipe!

Question of the day!

What according to you is the true meaning of holi?


10 thoughts on “Thandai tres leches!

  1. i am Glad You Are Feeling Better
    Little Chef Aarushi i Am Always
    Delightfully Surprised in How

    Aesthetically Pleasing
    Your Final Dishes
    Look Truly

    You Should Be
    Working As A Chef
    For A Fine Dining Establishment

    Like Your Family Home of Course
    Pleasing All Who Live Their Flavor Filled…

    ‘Holi’ Now Is All
    Colors of Love
    We Give Others

    Freely mY FRiEnD
    To Brighten Up Their
    Life and Never Give
    Up On THeir Darknesses Either

    Hehe Why Wait for ‘Beautification’
    When You May Act as Real Saint Now


    Heaven Spells
    Now For Real Here…

    Or In Your Case What Smells
    And Tastes Great for Dinner!
    Hehe Little Cooking Angel…

    i Asked my Wife About the
    Recipe She Said it Was
    Beyond Her Chef


    Now at Least….

    The Title Sounded
    Like A Poem to me..:)

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