Definition of thandai in US English:

thandai

noun

  • A sweet Indian drink made from a milk base with ingredients such as almonds, saffron, and poppy seeds, traditionally served during the festival of Holi.

    ‘tall glasses of lassi and thandai went around among revelers’

Origin

Probably from Hindi thand ‘coldness’ or thanda ‘cold’.

Pronunciation

thandai

/ˌtanˈdī//ˌtænˈdaɪ/