Masala Tea/ Masala Chai. Masala chai is a sweet and spicy drink that can be enjoyed all year round, served either piping hot from the stove or nice and chilled from the fridge. Originating in South Asia, most notably India. Masala chai (Masala tea) Indian masala chai is one of the most enjoyed beverages in India.
Masala Chai is the local name for the world famous spiced tea from India also known as ' Chai Tea '. Most Indians start their day sipping a cup of hot tea with milk and a few aromatic spices. It just brightens up the day and makes them energetic. You can cook Masala Tea/ Masala Chai using 8 ingredients and 3 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Masala Tea/ Masala Chai
- It’s 1.5 cup of water.
- Prepare 1 cup of milk.
- You need 2 tsp of sugar.
- It’s 2 tsp of tea powder.
- Prepare 1/8 tsp of cinnamon powder/ ½ inch cinnamon stick.
- It’s 1-2 of Cardamom.
- It’s 2 of Clove.
- You need 2-3 of tulsi leaf.
When I heard the americans refer to this as chai tea, I was quite surprised. Chai Masala is a fragrant blend of whole spices, fennel seeds, dry ginger powder and rose petals. This spice mix when added to Indian milk tea makes it so flavorful and tasty. It gives such an exceptional zing to the chai that you cannot resist to sip on.
Masala Tea/ Masala Chai step by step
- In a pan take water. Add ginger, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and mint leaves. Let the water come to a boil. Add sugar and tea powder. Let it boil. Simmer and cook for 5 minutes..
- Once the tea is well cooked Add milk and let it boil..
- Simmer for a few minutes. Enjoy masala tea..
For us, it's a perfect comforting warm drink during winter and monsoon. " Masala " translates to spiced and " Chai " translates to tea. Therefore, masala chai is spiced tea. Since "chai" actually means "tea" saying "chai tea" is redundant. Yes, most menus are in fact saying they serve "tea tea". These tea vendors have perfected an elaborate preparation involving adding spice to milk and tea, and straining and pouring from one saucepan to the other from a height of several feet.