Hot or cold, summer or winter, tension or happiness, No matter what it is but tea is always special. People like like to have it with their breakfast or with their evening snacks. Many people want tea after returning home from office or returning from their daily works. It is believed that it keeps the body warm and with the help of chai (tea) they feels relax. For many, tea is not only a drink but an emotion.
Masala chai is the spicy vertion of the chai(tea)
Specialty of Masala Chai
Masala Tea is liked by many Indians. It is one of the favorite drinks of Indian peoples and also it is most enjoyed beverages in India. Masala Tea contains milk, tea powder, and a perfect mixture of spices like green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, fennel, pepper corn and star anise. One can use ready made Masala Tea powder.
There are two types of Masala Tea. One is crushing 3-4 basic masalas (spices) available at home and making it instantly.
And the other is the actual masala tea which will match the standard of Indian restaurants.
Spices for Masala Chai
- Green cardamoms: – This ingredient is used in the spice powder for strong aroma. You can use green cardamoms, remove the seeds from the pods this will be best.
- Black cardamoms: – Very few people use this. It has a unique aroma, you can use it or skip it depends upon you.
- Star Anise: – This item is often called biriyani flower and full of flavor. It has little sweet taste. This item is used in heavy dish, most of the time. By adding this in your masala tea, you will get extra kick.
- You will need to add cloves, cinnamon, fennel, pepper corn
The taste of tea, the aroma and flavor of spices depends upon you. If you want strong tea you can use a good amount of ginger. But if you want light you can add less. I am making strong.
There are various tea brands available in the market like Assam tea, Darjeeling tea. Different brands have different taste and flavor. I always prefer Assam Tea. But its personal choice. You can use according to your choice.
You can increase or decrease the amount of spices in your tea. In summer season, most people like to have light tea as spices increase the body temperature, so you reduce the spices. And in winter, monsoon season people like to have strong tea to keep their body warm. So increase the amount of spices.
The amount of milk and sugar varies from person to person. So you can add milk and sugar according to your taste.
- Preparing Time:5 m
- Cooking Time:10 m
- Total Time:15 m
Ingredients For Preparing Masala chai
- Water 1 or 2 cup
- 1(1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger, chopped
- Whole cloves 4
- Cinnamon stick 1 or 2
- Green crushed cardamom pods 5
- Black cardamom (Split open) 1 pod
- Black tea bags 2
- Milk 2 or 3 cup
- White sugar 2 tablespoon
- At first, bring water to boil in a small pot.
- Then add ginger, cloves, cinnamon stick, green cardamom, and black cardamom; simmer until flavours infuse for about 5 minutes.
- After that add tea bags; simmer for 1 to 2 minutes. Now add milk and sugar; bring back to a boil. Strain tea into mugs.
- Your Masala Chai is ready to serve.
Masala Chai is very easy to serve. By making it half or doubled or triple this recipe can be served between 2-3 peoples. You can serve with some Indian snacks like pakora, samosa, sandwiches, or with biscuits or if you want you can enjoy it only.
- Energy:105 cal
- Protein:2.5 g
- Carbohydrates:12.2 g
- Fiber:0 g
- Fat:3.7 g
- Cholesterol:9.1 mg