Spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, this classic Masala Chai is the best start to a chilly fall morning! Pair it with some biscuits or a small pastry for a super relaxing morning!
Masala chai has been a morning staple for me for as long as I can remember. With gingery, and spicy notes, what’s there not to love?
Perfect to start off your day or as an evening pick-me-up, this Masala Chai is a super flavorful drink that’ll warm up your insides! Try it this fall season and enjoy the chilly weather with a sip of the most perfect chai!
WATCH HOW TO MAKE INDIAN MASALA CHAI TEA:
Spiced with cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves, this classic Indian Masala Chai is the best start to a chilly fall morning! Pair it with some biscuits or a small pastry for a super relaxing morning!
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 7-8 cloves
- 3 tbsp cardamom pods
- 1 tbsp black peppercorns
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
- 2 tbsp dry ginger powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- 1/2 tsp saffron , optional
- 8-10 dried tulsi (holy basil) leaves , optional
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup milk , adjust according to taste
- 1/2 tsp chai masala
- 1 tbsp tea leaves
- 2 tsp powdered jaggery , or sugar
Lightly roast the whole spices in a dry pan on low heat until they become fragrant, about a minute. Once you turn off the heat, add in the ginger powder and tulsi and let sit for 2 minutes in the warm pan to help release the flavors. Transfer this to a blender, add the saffron, and blend until it become a fine powder. Keep this in an airtight container.
In a medium saucepan, heat the water for 1-2 minutes and in the chai spice. Simmer for 2-3 minutes on medium heat.
Add in your milk and sweetener and simmer for another few minutes. Add in your tea leaves and boil till you achieve your desired color. Strain the tea and enjoy!
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