There is nothing a cup of tea can’t fix
Imagine a calm evening or a chilly morning, you sitting with your favourite book and a hot cup of masala chai. Sounds delightful isn’t it? Most Indians start their day with a delectable, sugary, spicy cup of tea which is commonly known as Masala Chai. It’s a delicious mix of spices, herbs, tea and milk. As much as we love a perfect cup of chai (tea), not many people know how to make it properly.
The right amount of ingredients, timing and boiling process, each of these aspects is important to prepare an amazing cup of Masala chai. The process is easy but one wrong move, and you can spoil the taste and pleasure of an otherwise delicious tea.
Just like any other skill, learning to cook is quintessential in order to become a well-rounded gentleman. It is not just a hobby, but a life skill which is therapeutic and can impress your loved ones. While we all want to master the culinary skill, we must start with the basics. Let’s start with Masala Chai, and we will move on to more intricate and complex dishes. It is simple, easy and sure to impress the love of your life. If you are not an Indian, you must definitely give it a try. A masala chai is a refreshing change from your usual black tea or coffee. This is my own recipe, I hope you would like it.
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Cook time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients For the Masala Chai (Indian Spiced Milk Tea)
2-3 Green cardamoms
1 inch piece of Ginger
1 tea spoon of Dried Tea Leaves (preferably Assam or Sri Lankan tea)
Sugar (according to taste)
1/2 cup of water (Use the same cup for measuring and serving)
1/2 cup of milk (Use the same cup for measuring and serving)
*You can increase the quantity of the ingredients depending upon the servings.
In a saucepan add 1/2 cup of water and boil on medium heat.
Crush the spices, grate the ginger and add them to the boiling water
Add tea leaves and sugar, and let this mixture boil for 2-3 minutes.
Add milk and let it come to a boil.
Switch off the heat when the tea is boiled properly.
Strain the tea using a strainer or sieve.
Serve hot with your favourite cookies/biscuits.
So this was my favourite version of masala tea, do try and let us know how did you like it. You can tweak the ingredients as per your liking once you master this recipe. Do comment which recipe would you want to learn next.
Stay safe, stay skilful.