Masala tea or masala chai is sweet,warm and flavored with spices and ginger.A cup of Masala chai feels like the perfect way to kick start the day.I am a tea person and use to have many cups of chai in a day.One sip of this chai and you can instantly feel warmth flowing down and you cant help but to reach for the next sip immediately.
This chai is the perfect way to win the hearts of your family members plus it is the perfect way to serve the guests or special guests to whom you want to serve something special and it is very easy to prepare and all the ingredients are easily available and are not expensive.
Chai is a very important part of Pakistani and Indian culture and in Pakistan you would know that you could find chai stalls and mini hotels called ‘dhaba’ in every street serving chai to the peoples and this is going on for centuries.
A Few Key Notes
The quantity of tea masala which I will mention in the recipe will last for days making your chai easy and quick.
Add the ginger only when the milk gets warm or else it could curdle your milk.
To get the best flavor of masala chai you have to simmer the milk until you see a thin layer of milk skin on the top and this makes the chai robust or ‘kadak’ as we say in Urdu.
I know that we all have our own ways to make the chai and we have our own masalas to make chai but for making this masala chai ginger is the must ingredients you can omit all the spices but do not omit the ginger
Masala Tea Recipe
Preparation time: 2 minutes and cooking time: 5 minutes
Milk 1 cup
Water 1 cup
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Black tea leaves 1 tablespoons
Ginger 0.80 oz
For The Masala Of This Tea
Bay leaves 0.25 oz
Clove 0.30 oz
Green cardamom 0 .55 oz
Black pepper 0.30 oz
To make the tea masala grind all spices into a fine or a coarse texture.
Pour the water,tea,milk and sugar into a heavy bottom sauce pan on high heat.Mix it altogether and then add tea masala. Stir and let it continue to heating up.
Once the milk is warmed up grate the fresh ginger and add it into the pan.
Once the milk comes to a boil lower the heat and simmer it for 3 minutes or until you see the color of chai changes to a darker shade and a thin layer of the milk skin starts forming on the top.
Now strain the chai by the help of a strainer and serve it and enjoy the great and refreshing taste of the tea.