Masala tea is a very popular drink among Indians, particularly during the monsoon and chilly winters. It is thought to keep the body warm and clear the sinuses. Throughout the year, a large population drinks it with their breakfast and evening snacks.
Many herbal ingredients are added to tea in India. Every family has its way of making tea. When you don’t have Masala tea powder, this recipe will show you how to make masala chai. Only a few whole spices are required. I also shared this detailed post about Herbal tea to learn more about the spices that are commonly added to Indian tea.
Almost every Indian family may have their very own masala tea recipe. The spices used and the amount of milk used is entirely up to personal preference.
In this masala chai recipe, I’m going to show you how I make tea. However, you can modify the recipe to your liking.
- ½ inch cinnamon,
- 3-4 green cardamoms
- 2 cloves
- 1-inch ginger
- Take the ingredients in the mortar and crush them coarsely.
- Pour 2 cups of water in a heated saucepan or small pan with a handle (500 ml).
- Allow the water to boil before adding the crushed spices.
- Mint leaves or lemongrass can be added for additional flavor.
- Add 2 tsp of strong Assam tea. Boil the mixture for 1-2 minutes, Simmer for a few minutes longer if you prefer a strong, intense tea.
- Add ½ cup milk to the boiling tea and boil it for 2-3 minutes
- Strain the tea into the cup using a tea strainer.
It can be well served with some snacks.