Masala Chai


Masala chai (which literally means spiced tea) is the most common drink in every Indian household. A cup of masala chai along with a yummy snack is a must have every evening in most households. The mix of spices that is used to make masala chai varies in each household. The recipe here is our family favourite and I use very basic spices to make our cuppa. You may vary the spices as per your preference and liking.

Strong, sweet, mildly spiced masala chai is something we enjoy every evening. Invigorating and relaxing at the same time!

Have you tried the classic masala chai and pakoda (onion fritter) combo yet?

 

 

Ingredients:

Water – 2 cups
Milk – 1 cup
Sugar – 3 tsp or as per taste
Black tea – 3 tsp (I use strong assam tea)
Ginger – 1 inch piece
Cinnamon – a small piece
Cardamom – 3-4 pods
Fennel seeds – ½ tsp

Method:

  1. In mortar pestle, add ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and fennel seeds. Crush them lightly and set aside
  2. Boil water in a sauce pan. Add the crushed spice mix
  3. Add sugar and tea powder. Boil for 4-5 minutes
  4. Add milk and bring to boil. Simmer for 2-3 minutes
  5. Strain and serve hot

 

Take ginger and spices in a mortar pestle

Take ginger and spices in a mortar pestle

 

Crush them together

Crush them together

 

Boil the spices in water for few minutes

Boil the spices in water for few minutes

 

Add sugar to it

Add sugar to it

 

Add tea powder

Add tea powder

 

Let it steep for few minutes

Let it steep for few minutes

 

Add milk and bring to boil

Add milk and bring to boil

 

Simmer for a few minutes, strain and serve

Simmer for a few minutes, strain and serve

 

Masala chai served with pakoda

Masala chai served with pakoda

 

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